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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Johannesburg, South Africa
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Use an estate agent. But, more importantly, ask other people who live there. That is how we found our community and we really love it. The pace of life and the weather here are wonderful!!!! (Continue)
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Hi,interesting,thank you-In which area do you live? WE are moving back from the UK with children and we are trying to figure out what the best areas for families are.Thanks
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How prosperous are African Americans in South Africa?
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GBM commented on the Expat Report Living in Johannesburg, South Africa
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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
The biggest concern for this country is crime. You have to be careful and have to sacrifice a bit of freedom in terms of moving out. (Continue)
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I am an ex South African and I would advise anyone wanting to live in SA to definately stay away from Johannesburg and to think twice about moving to SA before doing extensive investigation.
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Expat Report Expat Banking in Johannesburg, South Africa by rayatincompass was published
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What advice would you offer others about banking abroad?
When you move to SA it is as if you are just a holidaymaker. The SA Banks do not want to know so, if possible, get good internet banking and no-fee or low fee currency charge card from your home country. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of CHARTER COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL in Johannesburg, South Africa by newcoll09 was published
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How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school is still growing and extra facilities are always being built. There are 8 classrooms, a science lab, library, tuckshop, computer room.

Facilities are good, newly built, good fittings and equipment.

Sport is limited; tennis, two courts, girls soccer, soccer, netball, cricket, speech and drama club. (Continue)

A reader commented on the Expat Report Having a Baby in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
My first baby was born at home in the Netherlands without painkillers and without any complications.

Because of this experience I was very much in favour of a natural birth without medical intevention if possible. Since it is custom to have a hospitial delivery with a gynacologist I initially also choose that route. However after a pre hospital delivery tour I got so shocked of the staggering 90 % cs rates that a ran away from the gynacologist and found a fanatsic midwife.

My son was born with a water birth at 10 o'clock waterbirth in the morning and I checked myself the same day out of the hospital. The midwife was fabulous but I was not too impressed with the hospital service. (Continue)

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Somewhat exaggerated in my opinion and it depends whether you go to a State or private hospital.
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Expat Report Living in Johannesburg, South Africa was published
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What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
I would suggest either an involvement with the Women's International Club or a similar group. I am not personally involved with any such groups, but have found I have met many people through going to the gym. Also, if you have children, you can always get involved with the school (generally) and meet other parents that way. (Continue)
Expat Report Moving to Johannesburg, South Africa was published
Moving-to-Johannesburg
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Choose a home with very good security and hire a security company. Choose a house with mostly north facing windows for maximum benefit from the Sun in winter. Reconsider moving if your family has respitory problems. The pollution is very bad in Johannesburg. Visit http://www.earthlife.org.za/campaigns/toxics/air.htm for more information. (Continue)

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