Lost? South Africans find their own way

2008-11-30 00:00

Johannesburg — Research done for cellphone company Nokia in 13 countries shows that South Africans are the least likely to ask for directions. One in 10 South Africans won’t ask for directions, according to a survey of 12 500 people — nearly 1 000 from SA.

And be careful when asking for directions in London or Johannesburg. A third of Londoners said they would give wrong directions on purpose, while a third in Johannesburg lie rather than admit they don’t know.

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