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futurefact finds: Three quarters of South Africans believe that a lot of police are criminals

Three quarters of South Africans believe that a lot of police are criminals themselves. 70% say they are afraid and alert all the time because of crime, while 44% of South Africans feel there is no point to reporting crime to police. It is not surprising that 9 in 10 of our adult population think that Crime Line, an independent crime tip-off service, is a good idea.

This according to futurefact, an annual survey that examines the attitudes and beliefs of citizens in the country. The survey further noted:

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futurefact finds: the myth of superiority

What happens when foreigners are more successful than South Africans? 

South Africa has been rocked by a renewed outburst of xenophobia as mobs (frequently watched or even abetted by police) looted the contents of small foreign-owned shops. Images of people running from stores carrying whatever they could lay their hands on, including deep-freezers has produced outraged responses from many South Africans who feel deeply shamed by the behaviour of looters.  

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futurefact finds: An idiot’s guide to a more inclusive technology economy

In the technology world, an idiot’s guide is meant to dispel the intimidation factor inherent in getting to grips with using our digital devices and for taking the fear out of technology. Yet idiot guides are not very necessary when children grow up exposed to a range of technology devices – they appear then to have been born with a technology ‘gene’. And it is this that can increase the possibility of self-education and the basic computer literacy that comes from having connected devices with which to play and learn.

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Africa… Not One Country

The Ebola virus strikes in West Africa and what happens? Potential tourists immediately cancel their trips to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The tourism industry (via The Safari Company) countered with an info-graphic which points out that people living in Europe and  Brazil live closer to the outbreak zone than anyone in east or southern Africa http://africageographic.com/blog/ebola-are-you-at-risk/

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The Western Cape is another country

No wonder people talk of ‘semi-grating’ to the WC