South Africa


Healthcare in South Africa varies from the excellent to very poor, expats warned

by Ray Clancy on September 2, 2010

Interest in living and working in South Africa has increased on the back of the country’s successful hosting of the football World Cup but potential expats are being warned that the health care can be diverse.

Too many people assume wrongly that the healthcare system in South Africa is on par with the NHS in the UK or the healthcare in other European countries, according to MediCare International. [click to continue…]

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Changing lives of British expats in South Africa to be examined

August 9, 2010 South Africa

The changing lives of British expats in South Africa are to be examined by two university academics that wanted to find out the effects of recent political and social change. Dr Daniel Conway of Loughborough University and Dr Pauline Leonard of the University of Southampton want some of the estimated 212,000 British expats in South [...]

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FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour Widget

October 28, 2009 South Africa

There is no doubt that 2010 will be Football World Cup year with South Africa playing host to the tournament, an event which has already caught the attention of the worldwide media as well as the online arena. As the event gets closer and closer we have seen the launch of a new FIFA World [...]

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Cape Town City Guide

August 17, 2007 South Africa

Being the third most populated city in all South Africa, Cape Town has been the most widely visited city in the peninsula due to its beautiful geography. The Cape Floral Kingdom provides a beautiful natural setting both to the locals and guests and is considered as one of the most livable cities in the world. [...]

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Port Elizabeth City Guide

August 17, 2007 South Africa

Port Elizabeth is a city in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa that is one of the country’s foremost tourist destinations, drawing in thousands of visitors annually. The city’s mild climate and endless stretches of gorgeous beaches ensure a steady flow of tourists all year round. Often referred to simply as PE, Port Elizabeth [...]

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Johannesburg City Guide

August 17, 2007 South Africa

Johannesburg is found in South Africa. It is the biggest and most populous city in the country with over 3 million residents. Johannesburg is the capital of the wealthiest province, Gauteng as well. The metropolitan area is included in the top 40 largest all over the globe. The city has been considered a global city [...]

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Durban City Guide

August 17, 2007 South Africa

Durban is the second largest industrial center of South Africa. Located on the eastern coast of the country, the city is also the one of the fastest growing urban districts in South Africa, registering a combined population of more than 3.2 million people in 2001. The city’s gentle subtropical climate all year ’round and its [...]

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Soweto City Guide

August 17, 2007 South Africa

Soweto is an urban community in Johannesburg, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Drawing its name from the abbreviation of “South Western Townships”, Soweto has played a prominent role in the country’s troubled history, having been the center of operations of many anti-apartheid activists including former South African president Nelson Mandela. Following the dismantling [...]

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Pretoria City Guide

August 17, 2007 South Africa

Pretoria was founded in 1855, and is one of the three capital cities of South Africa. Named after the prominent South African political leader and general, Andries Pretorius, the city is a multifaceted conglomeration of different cultures and nationalities, all of which come together to form a uniquely diverse society. The city is gifted with [...]

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Bloemfontein City Guide

August 17, 2007 South Africa

Bloemfontein is the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa. The Sesotho name of the city is Mangaung, which means “place of cheetah” it, also means “flower spring” or “fountain of flowers” in Dutch and Afrikaans. Due to the abundance of flowers and the annual floral festivals held in the place, Bloemfontein [...]

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Jobs in South Africa

August 8, 2007 South Africa

South Africa is the continent’s largest economy.  Half a million new jobs were created in just one year and 1.6 million jobs over a five-year period.  The trade industry, which employs more than three million people, accounts for 24 % of new jobs; the service industry, which employs 2.3 million people, accounts for 18% and [...]

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