THIS IS IRONIC- THE SAME WHITE LIBERALS THAT ARE SUCKING-UP IN THE BACKSIDES OF THE ANC IN THE MEDIA- IS GIVING THIS ADVICE TO THEIR TRAVELERS TO THIS SLIME-HOLE. AT LEAST THE KIWIS DO NOT TURN PAPER-TOWELS AROUND ABOUT THE REAL HARD FACTS THE WHITE BOERS HAVE TO FACE EVERY DAY:
Reviewed: 03 June 2010, 15:50 NZDT
Still current at: 02 July 2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
Travel Health Notice: Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
There is some risk to your security in South Africa due to the high level of violent crime and threat from terrorism and we advise caution.
There is a high level of violent crime in South Africa, particularly in the townships and in isolated areas. While most travellers are likely to experience a trouble-free visit, New Zealanders are advised to be conscious of personal safety at all times. We recommend you avoid travel at night and to isolated areas and avoid displaying or wearing items that appear valuable, such as cameras and jewellery. When travelling by car, it is advisable to keep doors locked and windows up at all times, hide valuables from view and not stop to assist with vehicle breakdowns, clear debris from the road or pick up hitchhikers. No resistance should be given if you are the victim of an armed robbery, mugging or carjacking as this could lead to an escalation in violence.
Criminal groups have been known to operate out of OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Particular care should be taken with luggage and personal belongings in and around the airport and unsolicited offers of assistance with baggage and transportation arrangements should be declined.
There is a threat from terrorism in South Africa. High profile public events like the FIFA World Cup may be seen as an attractive target by terrorists along with places frequented by expatriates or foreign travellers.
Strikes and demonstrations occur from time to time in South Africa. New Zealanders are advised to avoid all demonstrations, protests and rallies as they have the potential to turn violent. We recommend you monitor the media to keep up to date with local events and follow any instructions issued by the local authorities.
Commercial and internet fraud is common in many African countries. New Zealanders should be wary of any offers that seem too good to be true, as they may be a scam. For further information see our advice on Internet Fraud and International Scams.
New Zealanders living or travelling in South Africa should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.