MEDIA-FUELLED HYSTERIA about crime in South Africa is scaring some tourists off from attending the World Cup, and prompting others to take unusual measures to ensure their safety. Of some 350,000 foreign fans expected to attend the 32-team tournament in June and July, those with the money to spend are hiring bodyguards, renting bullet-resistant vehicles, and packing GPS tracking devices in their cars and handbags. It’s part of a continuing boom in South Africa’s private... Read More
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Global Newsbeat covers and critiques world news, with an eye on human rights and wrongs. The brand new site by journalist and writer Kyle G. Brown steps onto a stage where fast-moving events and dodgy decisions often escape honest, probing analysis. This is where we take the time to ask: Why did they do that?
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