Safety Tips For Solo Living In Johannesburg
Take a look at how you can explore and live in Jozi city while still being safe and careful.
When people choose to travel to and explore South Africa, they often want to skip the City of Gold due to its reputation. The city’s reputation regarding crime, which can sometimes be an over-exaggeration, puts people off almost instantly. However, not giving Jozi a chance might be a mistake, and in this article, we will take a look at how you can explore and live in this city while still being safe and careful.
If You’re A Student…
One of the nice conveniences about schooling in places such as Braamfontein (where the University of The Witwatersrand, Rosebank College, as well as Damelin College are located) or Auckland Park (where the University of Johannesburg is located) is that you will more often than not come across groups of students headed in the same direction from Newtown or Bree Taxi Rank side. This is because it is often easy to take a walk from Newtown to Braamfontein and Auckland Park is not that far. However, walking in or among groups is encouraged as there are a few hotspots that are usually empty and become spots for petty crime.
You can also rely on buses such as the Rea Vaya or Metrobus services which have affordable rides for inner city travelling.
If you are in the City of Gold to get your own golden pot, then you may be looking at other ways to move around and commute, and if you often find yourself working, then you are probably looking for safe and convenient ways to move around. Johannesburg is rich in transport. No, really, you can get a taxi at Bree Taxi rank or Noord Taxi Rank; there are buses around and at Park Station, and if you fancy an e-hailing service, it is easy to make a request in Johannesburg. One of the recommended things to do when travelling is to share your location with someone you trust.
If you are the young professional that is looking to or owns a car, driving in Johannesburg is easy, even though peak traffic can sometimes feel like a drag. So, proceed with caution.
Jozi Is Worth The Visit And Stay
While keeping an eye out for hotspots and being vigilant may not sound like a holiday, Jozi has a lot to offer. From restaurants that cater for different cuisines around the world to bars and clubs that showcase some of Mzansi’s talent. Speaking of talent, there are places such as Market Theatre as well as the Joburg Theatre that offer some theatre performances from renowned writers, producers, and thespians. You can also access markets such as The Playground and visit Nirox Sculpture Park if you are looking for something on the ‘outskirts’ of Jozi. This city is yours for exploring, so get some food and culture in and let Jozi become your home.
You’ll Love It Here
At Johannesburg Housing Company, we pride ourselves in offering affordable housing to Jozi residents, no matter their lifestyle. From students to young professionals, we believe affordable housing should be an achievable goal for all. So, if you are looking for a bachelor, 1-bed, 2-bed, or a room in a shared space, then contact JHC or simply check out our social media pages for more information. We want you to love where you live, because we do.