Yes, I'm talking about South Africa
I grew up in Los Angeles. My father was twice part of a law firm that had its main offices in San Francisco, so we visited there frequently. My father, born in California, said, "The main problem with San Francisco is that all the people in San Francisco are so insufferably smug about living in San Francisco."
On my way to a research trip in Zimbabwe, he decided to travel with me on a car trip from Cape Town to Durban, then to Kruger, then back to Gauteng before I took off for Harare and he returned to the US. After four days in Cape Town, he said, "Oh, I get it now: Cape Town is another of those cities that people are insufferably smug about living in."
If you mostly live and work in the Stellenbosch area you may value, the position of The Telegraph. But venture out to the rural Free State and Northwest Province - look at the small towns - there you will see something that resembles a failed state. Listen to the morning news on radio - can we (should we) really dismiss the flood of reports on corruption, crime, murder etc.? Really?