Hi - ten years ago I was also thinkig, yes South Africa is full of rose pedals, however ten years later, after numerous break ins (thank the Lord nothing more serious) and my own family to support I think differently. When being so young you tend to be very naive, and experience will prove what you portray on this website to be not true to the character of current South Africa.
I also have black friends, my business partner is an indian, and we share a unique friendship and lots of humor because of our racial divides...
As far as only one comment (from you) being posted on the CESA website, maybe you are asking the wrong questions to Neil, btw, he isnt involved in the operation of the website anymore, but are making a differnce in South Africa.
Like any business there are advantages and disatvantages, mine for instant is the open source market, it changed the way we do business, think and conduct ourselves. Crime IS THE DOWNFALL of tourism in South Africa, and not Neils website, the info from Neils website do come from repectable sources. People that have experienced the negative first hand, and news sources from within Southern Africa.
I hope your website will tell the stories of people affected by crime as well, and not just the stories of how good South Africa are.
K. CakataI was doing innocent browsing on the net at work a few weeks ago when I stumbled across the crime expose site. I was excited to see such a forum and read the articles posted with interest. It did not take long for me to realise that the tone of the articles and the comments from the users was not fighting crime in any way. I sent a few comments myself disagreeing with most of them but I only realised it was a waste of my time. What dissapointed me the most was that after so many years of... Read more/Comment
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