SA Brain Drain DOES exist. Crime, politics and jobs make SAFFAs leave – and they are happier for it.

A new report by InterNations Expat Insider shines some light on the profile of South African expats, why they leave the country, and how happy they are abroad. South Africa is the 49th top expat destination (out of 64), showing that it is seen more as an expat source country (people leave it), rather than […]
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Rand nears R13/$ and hits R20/£ despite claims it is stabilising…

The rand came within a few cents of the R13/$ level in the late afternoon on Tuesday as US housing data indicated a stronger US economy‚ further supporting the case for a rate hike in the world’s largest economy this year. The dollar gained against the euro in response to the data‚ which sent emerging […]
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South African Rand (ZAR) Is Heading For R22.50 Against The Dollar

A leading economist has painted a bleak picture for the local currency, the rand, against a surging US dollar. Cees Bruggemans, consultant economist at Bruggemans & Associates noted in a blog on his website that the rising dollar reached, on trade-weighted basis, a 20-yr low four years ago, but took three years to rise 6%, […]
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Scores of UK VISA Applications Stolen in JHB Hijacking with Passports, Marriage Certificates etc.

In what should certainly be a wake up call to foreign embassies, scores of UK visa applications containing documents, including passports and marriage certificates, have been stolen after a hijacking incident in Johannesburg. Several South Africans applying for visas to the UK, either for business, pleasure or permanent relocation, have been left feeling vulnerable after […]
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