Key areas to watch out for are traffic offences such as speeding and drink driving, and drug use and possession.
Despite a relatively open drug culture, use and possession are illegal: arrests happen and penalties are stiff.
South Africans may complain about police corruption and claim to have bribed police officers, but offering bribes is not recommended.
If you get arrested in South Africa, you have the following rights: to remain silent; to be released on bail or warning, unless there's a good reason to keep you in jail; to a lawyer; and to food and decent conditions.
As long as you stay up to date with vaccinations and take basic preventative measures, you’re unlikely to succumb to any hazards.While South Africa has an impressive selection of tropical diseases, suffering from diarrhoea or a cold is more likely than contracting an exotic malady.The main...
Finding a clean, sit-down toilet in South Africa is usually not a problem.
There are few public toilets, but malls generally have them.
Tourist offices and restaurants are normally happy to let you use their facilities.