Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A random conversation about South Africa's crime problem

Monday morning, in the line to board an Acela train to NYC, I met a young woman who said that she was a psychologist and talked about living in South Africa and the terrible crime problems there.
It isn’t as “bad” in Capetown as in other cities, especially “Joberg” (Johannesberg), but the typical crime is a person being carjacked at his home, especially in the suburbs, as he leaves. 
Government has not been able to make a meaningful dent on this kind of crime, which many people see as a kind of “class warfare” following the old apartheid.

The South African site News24 has a major story from Sept. 18 here. The film “Tell Me and I Will Forget” about the problem was reviewed on the Movies blog Feb. 4, 2014.  

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