Anthony Bourdain spoke of hope in South Africa. I am hopeful to. I was there while Nelson Mandela was President, two years after his election. It was a tough time. I remember the emails from my friend Laurie Musgrove (rest in peace), and how much fear there was in the months leading up to the election.
I saw the Johannesburg neighborhood of Hillbrow that he was in as well as Yeoville. Never got to Soweto.
Would I go back to visit? Never say never.