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An Expat Talks about Living in Johannesburg, South Africa

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Johannesburg

How long have you lived there?

1 year

In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Its a very diverse culture. people are tolerant with cultural issues and do recognise the differences.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Mining is the main. Industrials and IT are catching up.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

This city is very cosmopolitan. You get people from different cultures.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

The biggest concern for this country is crime. You have to be careful and have to sacrifice a bit of freedom in terms of moving out.

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GBM
Mar 2, 2011 04:08

I am an ex South African and I would advise anyone wanting to live in SA to definately stay away from Johannesburg and to think twice about moving to SA before doing extensive investigation.

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