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I ramble about a number of things - but travel experiences, movies and music feature prominently. See my label cloud for a better idea. All comnments and opinions on this blog are my own, and do not in any way reflect the opinions/position of my employer (past/current/future).

03 December 2008

World's Most Dangerous Places

The British Telegraph has a list of the worlds 20 most dangerous places, and South Africa features alongside the usual suspects of Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Sudan and Palestine.

I don't think it is a fair comparison at all - while crime levels in South Africa are higher than many other countries in the world - I don't think we are in the same danger as people living in Iraq for example. And in the same vein, there are also a few other countries on that list that should not make the list for the same reasons in my opinion - Jamaica and India are the prominent ones.