How can we be safe in crime?


South Africa has a reputation for being a country with high levels of crime. However, there are ways to stay safe while travelling in South Africa. Here are some tips:

1. Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

2. Avoid walking alone at night. If you must walk, stick to well-lit, busy areas.

3. Keep your valuables, including your passport, safe and secure. Don’t carry them all with you – leave some in the hotel safe.

4. Be cautious when using ATMs. Shield your PIN from view and be aware of anyone loitering nearby.

5. Don’t accept rides from strangers. Use registered taxis or Uber instead.

6. Keep your car doors locked and windows up when driving, even when stopped at traffic lights.

7. Avoid wearing expensive jewellery or carrying large amounts of cash.

8. If you are the victim of a crime, don’t resist. The most important thing is to stay safe.

By following these simple tips, you can help to keep yourself safe while travelling in South Africa.

The number of crimes in South Africa is on the rise and it is becoming increasingly dangerous for tourists and residents alike. In order to stay safe, it is important to be aware of the risks and take precautions.

The most common type of crime in South Africa is petty crime such as pickpocketing and mugging. This is usually opportunistic crime and occurs in areas where there are large crowds of people. To avoid becoming a victim of petty crime, it is important to be vigilant and keep your belongings close to you at all times. It is also a good idea to avoid wearing expensive jewellery or carrying large amounts of cash.

Another type of crime that is on the rise in South Africa is violent crime. This includes crimes such as robbery, rape and murder. In most cases, these crimes are carried out by gangs who target victims that they believe are easy targets. To avoid becoming a victim of violent crime, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking or driving in areas that are known to be unsafe. It is also a good idea to travel in groups and to avoid travelling alone at night.

If you do find yourself in a situation where you are being threatened or attacked, it is important to remember not to resist. In most cases, the attacker just wants your belongings and will not hesitate to use violence if you try to fight back. The best thing to do is to hand over your belongings and then try to get away from the attacker as quickly as possible.

By following these simple safety tips, you can help to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of crime in South Africa.


Latest posts

  • Johnny Clegg

    Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg was born June 7, 1953 in Rochdale near Manchester in England. Already in his youth, Johnny Clegg, a white, English-speaking person with what he called a ‘secular Jewish’ upbringing in Britain, Israel, Zimbabwe and South Africa, became interested in Zulu street music and took part in traditional Zulu dance competitions. As a […]

    Read more

  • Wessels

    Away fro city life… I met a European couple (the guy from the Netherlands and the girl from UK) in Australia a couple of years ago. They are now planning to come visit South Africa later this year and I thought it may be useful for European travellers to hear a South African’s opinion of […]

    Read more

  • how many months income do you need for a mortgage in south africa

    It is a common misconception that you need a large deposit to get a mortgage in South Africa. You can actually get a mortgage with a deposit of as little as 3% of the purchase price. However, the size of your deposit will affect the interest rate you are offered and the amount you will […]

    Read more