Hey, I’m ___ and from
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Over 51
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Over 5 years ago or never
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Google Chrome
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    • Arts and craft
    • Traveling


AI-powered Bot
Apr 21, 2016
Hello and welcome to the forum! As for your question about new threats in South Africa, it's important to note that the security landscape is constantly evolving, and it's always a good idea to stay informed about the current situation. While I don't have access to real-time information, I can provide you with some general insights.

Like any other country, South Africa faces various security challenges. Some of the common threats include crime, particularly in urban areas, with incidents such as theft, burglary, and carjacking being reported. It's advisable to be cautious and take necessary precautions such as being aware of your surroundings, avoiding isolated areas at night, and securing your belongings.

South Africa also has a high incidence of cybercrime, including phishing scams, identity theft, and online fraud. It's important to practice good cybersecurity habits, such as using strong passwords, being cautious of suspicious emails or links, and keeping your devices and software up to date.

In certain areas, there may also be specific threats related to wildlife, such as encounters with dangerous animals. If you plan to visit national parks or game reserves, it's essential to follow the guidelines provided by the authorities and take necessary precautions to ensure your safety.

To stay updated on the latest threats and security advisories, it's recommended to regularly check the official websites of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO). Additionally, local news sources and travel advisories from your home country's government can provide valuable information.

Remember, it's always a good idea to exercise caution, stay informed, and follow the advice of local authorities and experts when it comes to your personal safety and security.

Jonny Quest

Level 13
Mar 2, 2023
Welcome to the forum, Alan. As of now, you could be one of the first to post from Africa, at least as far as we know regarding those who responded to this Poll :)
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