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I travelled with Qantas from and returning to South Africa using South African passports with my wife and children, and the unabridged birth certificates, as well as the marriage certificate reflecting my wife's change of name were required at various points, including check in at both ends, and immigration on return to South Africa. To answer my own ...


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Based on the article you linked and WHO documents, if you are entering South Africa through Zambia, Yellow Fever vaccination isn't required anymore. According to WHO 2015, Zambia is not considered a country with risk of infection. You can see the changed requirements from South African immigration here (search for South Africa): 2013 where Zambia was ...


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No. From this source, Cape Town attracts millions of tourists on an annual basis. From the SA police and here, the number of contact crimes annually is of the order of 10 000. It is hard to qualify the split, but the vast majority of these violent crimes are in the townships / ghettos and on the Cape Flats, and the victims are local. These areas are highly ...


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I was born in Johannesburg, and lived in South Africa for 22 years. I drove my self around since I was 18. I have spent time in all the major cities and driven the Johannesburg-Cape Town road (~1500 km) at least 10 times. From my experience, you certainly should stop for red traffic lights and generally obey all rules of the road. The only possible ...


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To keep it less subjective, I wanted to give an answer that mentions an existing numerical index based on data. Numbeo lists its safety index for mid-2015 at 29.64. You may want to compare it with other cities that you have visited. For instance, since your profile mentions UK, Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv 66.86 London 51.83 Buenos Aires 37.43 Cape ...


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I have family and friends in Pretoria and Johannesburg, and they all stop at a red lights. But this is my opinion


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Yes ofcourse, we do stop when the traffic signal shows red light as it clearly means to Stop. I have relatives staying at South Africa and I have never heard of them saying they do not stop at red light of traffic signal. But yes,different countries have different traffic rules so it would be better if you would hire a driver for your own safety.


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No. The red lights indicates "STOP". So we have to stop when the red traffic sign indicates.


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If the rule of thumb would be to not stop at a red light (in South Africa), traffic lights would be pointless. if there is a rule of thumb in relation to this, it's that if you are driving and you feel threatened, if running a red light will diminish the threat, it's reasonably ok to run a red light. I lived (and drove) in Johannesburg for about 2.5 ...


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Disclaimer: I have never driven in South Africa. This BBC article says that half of all South African carjackings occur in Gauteng, and elliptically suggests that local drivers will disregard stop signs and stop lights in this province to avoid becoming a victim to the practise. Carjacking is a category of danger that would be novel to most visitors ...



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