This is a very interesting read for anyone in the travel safety sector. Australian cricketer Brett Greeves explains how he expected to be met at the airport by someone when on a tour of South Africa in 2009. Instead found himself travelling solo across Johannesburg in his branded clothing, with his expensive kit and two laptops. While Mr Greeves scared his taxi driver with the risk they had both been exposed to, nothing untoward happened.

The sporting sector has likely moved on considerably in the interim years, but this is still an interesting read.

From the South African

Aussie cricketer reveals his South African crime shock

Despite expecting to be met in arrivals by a friendly face, the fast bowler was left to his own devices as he tried to reach the Wanderers stadium.

He went on to explain: “The giveaway was the open admission from the driver that I had just made him a target for both abduction and death. And myself a valuable commodity for ransom.

“I took all my Cricket Australia clothing off immediately as the driver’s sweating and shaking increased.

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