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Security Alert – Ride Share Violence in Johannesburg
September 20, 2023

Security Alert: Ride Share Violence – September 19-22, 2023 


Location: Johannesburg, South Africa


Event:  The U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg has received unconfirmed reports of attacks on ride share company drivers (and passengers?) in Johannesburg and surrounding areas. The attacks coincide with a transit protest that is expected to end on Thursday. The Consulate has instructed employees to avoid using ride share companies until the completion of the transit protest.


The Consulate reminds all U.S. citizens to:

  • Avoid demonstrations and use vigilance during your movements around the area. Even events intended to be peaceful can become violent.
  • Maintain caution in areas frequented by foreigners.
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