I am a white male and will be moving to Joburg for a one year project. I am not looking to live in a gated community. Besides my professional work, I'm also a filmmaker. Friends who have spent time in the city have suggested the above neighborhoods as a good fit. I am looking for a neighborhood that is ideally somewhat artsy but more importantly where I can walk around relatively safely at least during the day.
Is anyone familiar with these or would make other recommendations I'd greatly appreciate your input.
Also, I am a native New Yorker so can generally handle myself in a city.