One of m-y former employees’ husband was from S. Africa; his family is still there, but he came to US and got married. They were just back on family visit, and said it was still nice. I thought it had turned into a racial hellhole. They say not so where his family lives.
I passed through Jo’burg and Pretoria a few times. There are some really nice parts to both cities. From the air, the plethora o’ swimming pools in Jo’burg was astounding.