Aussie travel advisory bashes South Africa

thechamp

Honorary Master
#1
Murder‚ rape‚ car hijackings‚ civil unrest‚ water shortages‚ spiked drinks‚ drunk drivers and terrorism. These are just a few of the horrors that could be encountered by people heading to South Africa‚ according to travel advice by the Australian government’s department of foreign affairs and trade. Travel advisory website smartraveller.gov.au urges visitors to exercise a “high degree of caution” in South Africa and offers an extensive list of dangers under the heading “safety and security”.

“Crime‚ including violent crime‚ is a serious issue in South Africa. Most types of crime are increasing. Be alert. Don't expect the same level of service from South African police as you would in Australia‚” warns the website. This comes fast on the back of thorny comments from Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton‚ who stirred up a hornet’s nest by offering to fast track visa applications for “persecuted” white farmers‚ which his own government then rejected. Protestors took to the streets in Australia to draw attention to “farm murders” in South Africa.

While the US and UK warn travellers about violent crime in South Africa‚ the advisory to Australians is extensive. It includes warning about criminals operating out of the country’s airports‚ robberies and shopping centres and aboard trains running near Johannesburg‚ Pretoria and Cape Town - and of thefts at hotel guest rooms.

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-04-17-aussie-travel-advisory-bashes-south-africa/
 
#2
Murder‚ rape‚ car hijackings‚ civil unrest‚ water shortages‚ spiked drinks‚ drunk drivers and terrorism. These are just a few of the horrors that could be encountered by people heading to South Africa‚ according to travel advice by the Australian government’s department of foreign affairs and trade. Travel advisory website smartraveller.gov.au urges visitors to exercise a “high degree of caution” in South Africa and offers an extensive list of dangers under the heading “safety and security”.

“Crime‚ including violent crime‚ is a serious issue in South Africa. Most types of crime are increasing. Be alert. Don't expect the same level of service from South African police as you would in Australia‚” warns the website. This comes fast on the back of thorny comments from Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton‚ who stirred up a hornet’s nest by offering to fast track visa applications for “persecuted” white farmers‚ which his own government then rejected. Protestors took to the streets in Australia to draw attention to “farm murders” in South Africa.

While the US and UK warn travellers about violent crime in South Africa‚ the advisory to Australians is extensive. It includes warning about criminals operating out of the country’s airports‚ robberies and shopping centres and aboard trains running near Johannesburg‚ Pretoria and Cape Town - and of thefts at hotel guest rooms.

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-04-17-aussie-travel-advisory-bashes-south-africa/
They are 100% spot on. Apart from the terrorism part, but that follows on the ISIS people who killed those British tourists, so founded, just bad sportsmanship making it out to be an everyday thing. The rest is 100% spot on and to the point.
 

mmmig

Executive Member
#3
2014 Endeavour Hills Stabbings
On September 23, 2014, 18-year-old Abdul Numan Haider stabbed two counter-terrorism officers in Endeavour Hills, a suburb of Melbourne, before he was shot dead. Haider’s passport had been cancelled by authorities who feared he was planning to join ISIS.

2014 Sydney Hostage Crisis
On December 15, 2014, a lone gunman named Man Haron Monis held eighteen people hostage the Lindt chocolate café in central Sydney. Police officers stormed the café after a 16-hour standoff in which three people were killed including the gunman.

2015 Parramatta Shooting
On October 2, 2015, 15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar shot and killed Curtis Cheng, a 58-year-old accountant, in the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta. Five men were arrested in connection to the killing, which New South Wales Police deputy commissioner Catherine Burn called a “terrorism event.”

2016 Minto Stabbing Attack
On September 20, 2016, a 22-year-old man inspired by ISIS stabbed an unknown man in the Sydney suburb of Minto. The culprit was charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder.

2017 Queanbeyan Stabbing Attacks
On April 7, 2017, two teenagers went on a stabbing spree in the town of Queanbeyan, killing one and harming three others. Police in New South Wales said one of the teenagers may have had terrorist links.

2017 Brighton Siege
On June 5, 2017, 29-year-old Yacqub Khayre stormed an apartment complex in Brighton, a suburb of Melbourne. One woman was shot dead and another held hostage. The gunman was killed after shooting three police officers. He reportedly told police over the phone, “This is for IS, this is for Al Qaeda.”
http://time.com/5075253/terrorist-attacks-australia-timeline/
 

The_MAC

Expert Member
#5
They are 100% spot on. Apart from the terrorism part, but that follows on the ISIS people who killed those British tourists, so founded, just bad sportsmanship making it out to be an everyday thing. The rest is 100% spot on and to the point.
Copy and paste for pretty much any country in the world?
 

Devviem

Expert Member
#9
Murder‚ rape‚ car hijackings‚ civil unrest‚ water shortages‚ spiked drinks‚ drunk drivers and terrorism. These are just a few of the horrors that could be encountered by people heading to South Africa‚ according to travel advice by the Australian government’s department of foreign affairs and trade. Travel advisory website smartraveller.gov.au urges visitors to exercise a “high degree of caution” in South Africa and offers an extensive list of dangers under the heading “safety and security”.

“Crime‚ including violent crime‚ is a serious issue in South Africa. Most types of crime are increasing. Be alert. Don't expect the same level of service from South African police as you would in Australia‚” warns the website. This comes fast on the back of thorny comments from Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton‚ who stirred up a hornet’s nest by offering to fast track visa applications for “persecuted” white farmers‚ which his own government then rejected. Protestors took to the streets in Australia to draw attention to “farm murders” in South Africa.

While the US and UK warn travellers about violent crime in South Africa‚ the advisory to Australians is extensive. It includes warning about criminals operating out of the country’s airports‚ robberies and shopping centres and aboard trains running near Johannesburg‚ Pretoria and Cape Town - and of thefts at hotel guest rooms.

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-04-17-aussie-travel-advisory-bashes-south-africa/
The World are waking up more and more to what is happening in South-Africa!
 

The_MAC

Expert Member
#11
Well traveled are you?
For some people the truth hurts.
yeah, been around the world.

If you go and pick the worst of each country in the world, you won't want to leave your house. Then you still have cities/towns within countries, which becomes even more scary and further focuses on the good and bad.

An advisory as broad as that seems a bit irresponsible in my opinion.
 
#12
yeah, been around the world.

If you go and pick the worst of each country in the world, you won't want to leave your house. Then you still have cities/towns within countries, which becomes even more scary and further focuses on the good and bad.

An advisory as broad as that seems a bit irresponsible in my opinion.
Please explain what you mean by this? Saying it's a bad thing to warn your citizens what to expect when visiting SA?
 

The_MAC

Expert Member
#15
Please explain what you mean by this? Saying it's a bad thing to warn your citizens what to expect when visiting SA?
ok, so maybe I do not understand exactly when/why a travel advisory is issued.

Is it a standard thing, or only when deemed necessary in exceptional instances?
 

f2wohf

Honorary Master
#17
It was about time for Australians to realize that crime was bad in SA.

Took only 20 year for the intel to cross the Indian Ocean!
 
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