Articles about South Africa

There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move to South Africa a little easier.


How to open a business in South Africa

Numerous expats migrate to this economic hub to set up shop, but before foreigners relocating can start making their millions they'll need to familiarise themselves with some important facts regarding opening a business in South Africa.


How to ride a Cape Town minibus taxi like a pro

If you don't have a car of your own in Cape Town, don't fret. You've got plenty of transport options to help you get around. One of the most convenient and thrilling ways to travel South Africa is via minibus taxi. American expat Cherry Gammelin shares her tips on using Cape Town's ubiquitous minibus taxis.


Offbeat things to do in Johannesburg

Moving to Johannesburg may mean that you have to give up friends and family, your job, your home country, familiar sights and a host of other things. What moving to Joburg definitely does not mean, is having to give up a spirit of adventure, a love of the outdoors, the arts, museums, historic walks and a ton of other cultural activities. An Indian expat living in South Africa shares her insider's tips on what to do in Joburg.


Having a baby in Cape Town

Though having a baby in another country can seem like a terrifying thing to do, expats need not worry. Family-friendly Cape Town has excellent maternity wards and specialists and there are a number of options for expats planning to have a baby in the city.


Colleges and universities in South Africa

Thinking of studying in the Rainbow Nation? Find out all you need to know about tertiary education in South Africa.

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