Load-Shedding? Try Real Hardship: Snow Days!

I’m writing this as the sun is finally shining, the birds are chirping, and spring is erupting with a vengeance here in the Northern hemisphere.

But just a few weeks ago, it was still bleakest winter here in the American South, where it’s supposed to be mild and perpetually hot and steamy. ... 

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Your Mobile Phone in South Africa

I’m working my way up to one of my Expat Tips, so if you’d like to skip my ramblings, just scroll on down where you’ll find it. But here is the backstory:

After hitting the 1 million pageview mark for Joburg Expat, I had a brief feeling of elation, almost immediately followed by guilt. ... 

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