How safe is jo`burg?

i have been reading on the internet and the imprsssion seem to be getting is that form the adivce i have seen there is quite a bit of crime theft and even scams with some advice including using safe public transport and recommended accomodation. what is the truth about safety in jo`burg what advice would you give... show more i have been reading on the internet and the imprsssion seem to be getting is that form the adivce i have seen there is quite a bit of crime theft and even scams with some advice including using safe public transport and recommended accomodation. what is the truth about safety in jo`burg what advice would you give and why is jo`burg so much more dangerous to other parts of south africa

also how well is english spoken is south africa and what is traditional south african food

ps i am using j``burg to refer to johanesburg apparentely it`s a slang term for the city and i cant be bothered to write out the full word
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