Seven things South African expats need to get used to after moving to the States

Seven things expats need to get used to after moving to the States- You’d better get used to these as soon as possible. 1. People will love your accent Several times a day, you’ll hear people say, “Oh, my. I love how you speak.” 2. People will love your accent and then try and guess […]
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South African Racer to compete at the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series in America

Vaal Triangle resident, Jacques Roos, will represent South Africa at the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series in America this Saturday. Roos, who is well-known among racing enthusiasts in the Vaal, will make his debut at the Midvale Speedway in Ohio. Roos was offered the opportunity by the McCune family, who have in recent years […]
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How to shop overseas and send stuff to South Africa with consolidated shipping from Postbox-Courier

Not only do South Africans often feel left out of the bounty of gadgets and modern products available to overseas consumers, but South African Expats (SAFFAs) overseas, also find it hard to find a decent reliable service to send gifts and stuff back home to friends and family. Fortunately, Postbox-Courier (PBC) has stepped in to […]
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Move to the US using these work-based strategies

A work visa (usually an H-1 visa) for the USA requires the following: Qualifications and experience need to be evaluated An accredited evaluation agency in the USA will need to evaluate all your qualifications and experience. For starters, though, you will need to hold a degree that is equivalent to a US Bachelor’s degree and […]
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Downtime In USA, why not travel to these recommended places

If your expat assignment takes you to USA, why not travel to these recommended places in your time off? Get away from your work assignment and truly explore your new environment, its culture and unique sights. Charleston, South Carolina Charleston is known for great food (you won’t find better grits – ground-corn porridge – on […]
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Who Will Succeed As An Expat in the USA?

A new report which identifies the personal characteristics of successful expatriates has been published by assessment specialist cut‑e, to help multinational employers choose the right people for international assignments. Do you fit the bill? Called Predicting who will be a successful expatriate, the report follows a research study involving 35 expatriates as well as their […]
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Prominente advokaat in VSA gesels oor sy liefde vir Afrikaans

Afrikaans is ʼn ryk en unieke taal. Suid-Afrika sal intellektueel armer wees as daar nie plek vir die taal in sy akademie en hoër onderwysinstellings is nie. So het Robert O’Brien, ʼn prominente advokaat van Los Angeles, Kalifornië, in ’n eksklusiewe onderhoud met Forum Nuus gesê. O’Brien het al verskeie topposisies binne die Bush-administrasie beklee […]
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IATA appeals for ‘alternatives’ to laptop ban onboard some flights to US

Airlines organisation IATA has called for a rethink by governments on the current laptop ban being applied onboard some flights to the UK and US. Larger mobile devices, including laptops and tablets, have been banned onboard some flights from the Middle East and North Africa to the UK and US since March due to security […]
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The United States isn’t as far away as some South Africans might think

The US is no new frontier for South Africans looking to move abroad, but never before has it been more attractive and accessible. The United States is home to almost 100 000 South Africans, with expats settling the land of the free as of the mid 20th century. Most of those leaving Mzanzi for the […]
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