BY the time your typical white resident of Cape Town has moved into the third sentence, some variation of the word ‘safety’ has already arisen in the conversation.
The same applies most everywhere else in South Africa.
Stern warnings are offered about the danger of wandering about after dusk, or displaying items of value at any time. Advice is proffered.
It needs to be, as some overseas visitors are their own worst enemy. Like giving their debit card to a friendly soul offering to help manipulate a local ATM machine and who absconds swiftly with both card and currency.