Finalising things for our trip in 2 weeks and I contact my banks to make them aware I will be using cards abroad. Both national establishments said "please take extra care with your cards we had unprecedented reports of stolen cards over the last 6 months so please take even more caution in South Africa than you have in the past"
No wonder you see so many safety questions here!
Also when in a store buying an adaptor even the assistant piped up " be careful if you are driving there they are total lunatics on the road only 40% have genuine licences, true Mate I lived there for a few years"
This has never happened to me travelling anywhere else, even last year in Kenya!!! Grrhhhh of course the Mrs in panic overdrive again!