From the day hubby & I set foot in Joburg, everyone we met would point towards the distant skyline and say -” You see that tall cylindrical tower with the red Vodacom signage (Ponte) and the tall thin Telkom tower? Well, NEVER go there, EVER. If you land anywhere close to them, just run for your lives.” Not just us, every expat and every tourist … Continue reading In the tall shadows of Ponte
This question began to haunt us from the moment we decided to move to Joburg. We took the plunge anyway, and am so glad we did….but even today, we haven’t been able to totally rid ourselves of this question! And I know that most people who are either planning to move to Joburg or just planning to visit worry about safety. And its a good … Continue reading Is Joburg SAFE??
When people heard hubby and I were moving to Johannesburg…boy were they worried! Dozens of emails and calls from friends and family and only one question – “Are you guys REALLY sure? After all, armed robberies, murders, car jackings, smash & grabs are a daily affair there”. After weeks of deliberations, scouring of news reports, blogs, advice columns, etc we decided to move anyway. Afterall, … Continue reading My first impressions about Johannesburg….a city miscontrued