The video focuses on the essence and beauty of the country.
This despite the fact that three of the country’s metropolitans were included in the list of the 50 most violent cities on earth.
The list had been compiled earlier this year by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice.
This ranking did not include deaths in war zones or cities with unavailable data.
According to the report, Cape Town was said to have recorded an average of 50.94 homicides per 100 000 residents.
Nelson Mandela Bay, which ranked 41st in the world with 35.76 homicides per 100 000 residents, was said to be the second most violent city in the country.
Durban ranked 48th overall with 32.42 homicides per 100 000 residents.
With the video circulating on social media, many claimed it was mere propaganda.
TheRealWitblitz commented: “Propaganda at its finest. Lovely tourist attraction where are the bits about rape, murder, kidnapping, the list goes on and on…”; while Andre O said: “Maybe I should make a video about the real South Africa.”
Richard Hipkin, on the other hand, said: “I travel South Africa regularly from corner to corner and have only been welcomed with open arms. Yes there is a high crime rate perpetrated by some nasty people but they are by far in the minority and South Africa is still considered one of the safest tourist destinations on Earth. It also remains one of the most beautiful place too. Tourists are safer here than in some European countries. Don’t believe me, Google it.”
— SouthAfrican Tourism (@GoToSouthAfrica) November 27, 2014
— The Roaming Giraffe (@DiBrown5) November 28, 2014
— Roy Potterill (@roywrench) November 25, 2014
– Caxton News Service
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