Penguins, Roadworks and Peeping Toms

Here are just a few of the most unusual and memorable signs we’ve encountered in South Africa.  In many ways they reflect our experiences here.

  1.  Always expect the unexpected …and in South Africa always expect wildlife, anywhere and everywhere at any time.

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Watch out for the poor little penguins.

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Africa After All 1. Local Advertising

“What does it say on all those posters? Please slow down so that I can read one of them.” This is just what you want your mother-in-law to point out when she’s visiting isn’t it? I’m talking about the mini posters stuck on lamp-posts and roadside electrical boxes citywide in Johannesburg. The Abortion number plastered ironically outside a hospital.  The ones claiming to be able to assist with all sorts of problems – promising to magically reunite you with your ex and miraculous cures for the under endowed.

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