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by silume
July 26th, 2005, 5:40 pm
Forum: Africa, Australia & New Zealand
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 23825

The increase in the number of white who are impoverished means that the scales are slowly balancing. South Africa is a third world country and it can't just be the blacks who experience that. The previous government shielded white people, and now that that shield is gone reality is hitting home. At ...
by silume
July 20th, 2005, 1:38 am
Forum: Africa, Australia & New Zealand
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 23825

The trend you refer to is a thing of the past. Most white people have come to terms with the fact that they live in an African country run by black people. They've come to realise that if they contribute and do their bit to help the country move forward, they have more to gain than lose. In fact, a ...
by silume
July 19th, 2005, 2:41 am
Forum: Africa, Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Toughest African city
Replies: 66
Views: 20140

I live in Johannesburg and as much as I will acknowledge that it can get pretty rough, you can also avoid the violence if you want. Johannesburg isn't one big battle zone. The only real threats to everyday people are: Highjackings, stray bullets from bank robberies and cash-in-transit heists. There ...
by silume
July 18th, 2005, 8:14 am
Forum: Africa, Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Toughest African city
Replies: 66
Views: 20140

Don't know which city would be classified as the toughest in Africa. A lot of the violence is not gang-related - it's political shit that you can't classify as street violence. However South African cities are full of some hard fuckers. There is one element of organised crime that puts South African...
by silume
July 18th, 2005, 7:17 am
Forum: Africa, Australia & New Zealand
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 32
Views: 23825

Yeah, it's true that Cape Town gangs are violent lunatics. They wipe each other out on a daily basis. But in South Africa gang-culture is mostly limited to the coloured (mixed-race) community. They are the one segment of the population where you are likely to find rival gangs going at each other. Th...

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