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Old 08-10-2018, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
SA may be Dangerous if you step outside into the slums and wonder around, but being in good neighborhoods, much like anywhere else in the world, the chances of something "happening" to you are slim to none. A good indicator of violent crime for a city/country is Murder rate. For example, Cancun Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the World right now, far more violent and people still go. The murder rate here is 3-4 times higher than Welkom at 112 per 100,000. Whereas Welkom is somewhere areound 30-34 per 100,000.
To add to this, I've lived in SA my entire life (35 years) and I have never been mugged or threatened with violence. If anyone is sitting on the fence about coming, you really should, plus you can have a safari holiday while here, see the big five.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:31 AM
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To add to this, I've lived in SA my entire life (35 years) and I have never been mugged or threatened with violence. If anyone is sitting on the fence about coming, you really should, plus you can have a safari holiday while here, see the big five.
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Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
It really is a shame that more teams are not attending and blaming it on the country. Could make for an incredible weekend. The facility is one of the best to ever host. If funds would allow I would definitely be there.

The travel advisory "excuses" are realy a crock of s**t. Disease? Really? This, if it was even an issue would happen in Marginal areas of the country. Googling outbreak in South Africa brings up a Listeria outbreak, and that was due to tainted Bologna sandwich meat.

SA may be Dangerous if you step outside into the slums and wonder around, but being in good neighborhoods, much like anywhere else in the world, the chances of something "happening" to you are slim to none. A good indicator of violent crime for a city/country is Murder rate. For example, Cancun Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the World right now, far more violent and people still go. The murder rate here is 3-4 times higher than Welkom at 112 per 100,000. Whereas Welkom is somewhere areound 30-34 per 100,000.

For some shock value, and illustration purposes, this is similar to:
-Kansas City (31.2 per 100,000)
-Las Vegas (31.4 per 100,000)
-Cleveland (33.7 per 100,000)

and lower than:

-Detroit (39.7 per 100,000)
-New Orleans (40.6 per 100,000)
-Baltimore (51.1 per 100,000)
and in #1 spot
-St. Louis (64.9 per 100,000)

Just some food for thought. Going to south South Africa is more similar to visiting Brazil than it is to Somalia, Sudan and the Congo.
Like I will never ever leave Switzerland again lol (2.9 per 100'000)
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Is Associated sending anybody to the worlds
Unfortunately no.
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Unfortunately no.
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IFMAR have open first Formula & 1/12 13.5T Blinky in SA , show in official web site only .
But IFMAR Web site not have show

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Old 08-10-2018, 04:42 PM
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It’s “World Cup” not world championship. So demonstration only. Hence not on the IFMER website (not saying that is right, just how it is)

entry for those classes wasn’t handled by IFMAR either.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:13 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/TheRCRacer/videos/2232807113414999/

I’m looking forward to it. Here is a video of the facility. Looks epic
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Originally Posted by mikeygar View Post
Just saw pics of Ronald, Meen and Nicholas in Welkom. Curious to see who else is coming
Where did you see the photos?
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Where did you see the photos?
My bad, on checking the FB page of Welkom, it was dated July 5 pre-worlds practice
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https://ifmar.liverc.com/results/
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IFMAR feel Club Race
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30 entries across 2 x 1/12th classes.

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