Jo'burg is a kak place- the centre is a no-go area and stay out of the townships if you don't know someone there. The rim of the donut is Northern Suburbs Sandton City and West Rand and they aren't too bad, for Jo'burg that is! If you want a "surprise" try out Eldorado Park for size.....
South African English is like English and Afrikaans mixed together but most people will speak pure English to you as a foreigner. Where I come from we mix English and Afrikaans all the time so we don't even know we are doing it! Food is lekker, boboties, daaltjes, roeties, kerrie, koe'susters, melktert, mieleblae, tee-amand, biltong man ek is mos honger nou gooi ek na die Pie shop vir 'n Ggatsby
I must say that Cape Town isn't what it used to be! Once upon a time the men fought man against man with knives and there wasn't all the drugs, just dagga and wine. Now the crack and mandrax problem has taken over, there is no mercy not even for a motje with a laaitie and they are shooting with oozies and AK47's . It's getting bad here too, I read that Joburg is one of the most dangerous cities in the world along with Medellin and Bogota... As for Cape Town, I have seen young children playing with real guns at edge of a certain street in Woodtstock on the corner of the Main Road....Mitchell's plain....aikona man!
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