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When we asked people about diversity in South Africa and whether locals are accepting of differences, they said...

"South Africa is a diverse country with a population that is made up of many different ethnicities, languages, and cultures. People in South Africa are generally accepting of differences and strive to create a society that is inclusive and tolerant of all. The country has a long history of celebrating its diversity and has made great strides in promoting equality and understanding between different groups," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to South Africa.

"I have found Johannesburg to be extremely culturally and racially diverse........and economically as well. There are a lot of very wealthy people and there are a lot of very impoverished people. It's an interesting dichotomy. I have found most people to be accepting of me. Having said that, there is still an undercurrent of the old apartheid feelings. Remember that SA is still a very young democracy.....only 12 years.......so, there are still a lot of feelings, good and bad," commented one expat who made the move to Johannesburg, South Africa.

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