Safety in a new country

The safety and security of a child is probably one of the most important considerations for any parent when travelling or staying abroad. AFDA understands this and encourages learners to stay in close proximity of the campuses and preferably in AFDA recommended accommodation. Information on such accommodation is communicated to students prior to arrival.

Furthermore International learners are provided with relevant emergency numbers, as well as the mobile number of the International Student Affairs officer, in case of emergency. Students are encouraged to raise any issues that pertain to their safety and wellness to AFDA immediately.

Prior to arrival and during orientation, vital safety information is shared with learners to prepare them for their new environment. Parents and students can review the below information/ links together as additional preparation for the arrival.

Despite facing negative press coverage in some instances around matters of safety, South Africa remains one of the top three tourism destination countries in the world (World Tourism Council). The South African Police Service and Private Protection entities have done much in terms of increasing tactical crime fighting initiatives. For the period 2015 alone SAPS received 2.5 billion rand over the mid-term expenditure framework to improve detective and forensic capability while the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development received 1.2 billion rand to revamp the criminal justice sector.

Feel free to look at the following sites for tips and information.

www.southafrica.net/za/en/travel-tips/entry/travel-tip-safety-precautions

www.awesomesouthafrica.co.za

www.living-in-south-africa.com (Book available at AFDA Johannesburg and Cape Town library as resource)

AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.

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