Moving to South Africa? Attend Our First Ever Webinar!

When I recently got introduced to Hannah Pirnie, another long-time expat in Johannesburg who herself is a great resource for newbie expats with her Translating Me service, we came up with the idea of starting a Webinar series for people who have questions about moving to South Africa. I'm excited to announce our kick-off event with the topic "5 Mistakes To Avoid Your First Month in South Africa."

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How to Survive Your First Few Months as an Expat in South Africa, Part I

So you’ve taken the plunge. Someone has convinced you that you’re special and talented. Your company could really use someone with your specific skillset at the branch in South Africa. Now you’ve just arrived in South Africa, and you’re filled with bright-eyed wonder. If you’re reading this, great news: you managed to find an internet connection. That’s your first win. Now what?

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The Eight Best Johannesburg Sightseeing Tours

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Johannesburg is Africa's most visited city, ahead of Cape Town which is a distant second. As a visitor, you'll hardly be alone. Nevertheless, many consider Johannesburg to be too unsafe to explore, especially parts of the Central Business District. If you are concerned about safety, I recommend taking a tour as part of a group. Here are some recommendations.

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Moving Abroad: The Must-Read “Expat Bible”

I have always said that I started Joburg Expat mainly to help other people in my shoes, because before we moved we had such little information. And it is exactly that aspect of my blog that has given me the most gratification. I love hearing from people who’re preparing a move and have come across my blog and find it invaluable.

But a local blog, while a great start, is just one tool in the soon-to-be expat’s toolbox. What’s also a must-have, in my opinion, is a more general How-To manual for expats, no matter where you move. There are certain general topics – schools, healthcare, the trailing spouse – ... 

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