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Expat Guide to Living in South Africa

Whether you're already living in South Africa or preparing to move to South Africa, our Expat Guide to Living in South Africa offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in South Africa. For answers to specific questions, visit our South Africa Forum to talk with expats in South Africa.

10 Tips for Living in South Africa

The reviews of expat life in South Africa are mixed. Some expats feel that crime is a big problem and causing an expat exodus. Others debate that the crime rates match those of other big cities in the world.

Crime in Africa: Some Cities Are Safer Than Others for Expatriates

In Africa, international assignees and their families often face a special security risk simply because they are foreign and, as expatriates, perceived to be wealthy. Keefer offers an overview of the safety of popular cities.

More Culture Shock Reports for South Africa

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in South Africa handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in South Africa:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in South Africa Reports

What are people's priorities in South Africa - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in South Africa:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to South Africa Reports

What should you take with you when you move to South Africa? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in South Africa? Below are some of the responses from expats in South Africa:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in South Africa

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in South Africa. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in South Africa:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to South Africa. If you are already living in South Africa, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in South Africa by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in South Africa Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in South Africa? Below are some of the reports from expats in South Africa:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in South Africa? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in South Africa? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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