It is sad how South Africa has become.
You hit the nail on the head ...... someone who has NOTHING also has NOTHING TO LOSE.......
I left because I did not want to bring my kids up there. I LOVE, LOVE the place ........ but just cannot live there now ..... but miss my house, and all my friends too.
I listen to Radio Highveld (a South African radio station) over the Audio Streaming on the internet, and still hear the "be careful, of a smash and grab at the intersection of .........."
"No dog is born either vicious or friendly, but rather a blank slate that is moulded, for better or worse, by the owner."