Fact Check: How safe is South Africa in comparison to other countries?

Fact Check: How safe is South Africa in comparison to other countries?

- With the Total Shutdown movement still fresh on the countries mind, a recent survey indicated the perceived level of safety in the country

- Spanning 64 countries and over 20 000 participants, the report had revealed the grim reality of life in South Africa

- Briefly.co.za takes a look at how safe it really is to live in the country in comparisons to other nations abroad

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Last week crime touched citizens in South Africa, sparking a movement aimed at raising awareness and prompting action.

Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa himself had left his address at the World Economic Forum to speak to protesters outside the event's venue in Cape Town.

Women and men alike had risen to denounce gender-based violence with the Total Shutdown Movement.

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But how safe is South Africa, anyway?

A recent Expat Insider report, which canvased over 20 000 people from across the globe, stated that South Africa had ranked 52nd out of 64 countries.

When it came to personal safety, Mzansi had ranked second last, saved from the bottom of the wrung by Brazil.

In other words, participants had dubbed SA the second most dangerous country out of the 64 that took part.

Other nationalities living in the country had voiced their opinions, with 57% worried that their children are not safe.

A British national lamented losing the freedom of being able to go anywhere, at any time, without worrying about their safety, reports Business Tech.

Ranking 61st as far as peacefulness is concerned, 36% of those who took part rated this concern negatively.

Expats also worried about political stability, with 51% rating that South Africa was in this regard unstable.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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