11 words you should swap out for American English words in the States

A concise list of the South African words you should swap out for American English words in order to be understood in the States. The trickiest part about moving to America is adjusting to the American verbiage. Do not think that because they speak English, it is the same English that you speak. Although, American […]
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New UK Immigration changes to be implemented

There are a number of UK Immigration changes that will be implemented in April 2017. It is important that UK visa applicants take note of the various changes, in order to prepare themselves for these changes, and where possible to apply beforehand, in order to avoid the more strict requirements. One of the important changes […]
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10 Families a day being Denied Boarding on flights to South Africa from Heathrow!

Families falling foul of draconian new rules that demand a full birth certificate for each child. In the busiest week of the year for British holidaymakers heading for South Africa, an average of 10 families a day are being denied boarding when they turn up at Heathrow. They fall foul of draconian new rules that demand a […]
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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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4 Jumbo Jets less per day to SA! Visa laws cost tourism R1.6bn – biggest drop in 2 decades

South Africa has lost about R1.6-billion in direct spending from overseas tourists – the worst decline in more than two decades – according to a report by accounting company Grant Thornton. The company based its findings on tourist figures from the first three months of this year. The drop in tourism follows new legislation that […]
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Jislaaik, check these lekker Afrikaans words foreigners should know…

Thanks to SAFFA’s (South Africans abroad), there are a lot of Pommies, Greeks, Aussies and various other nationalities who know what “jislaaik” and a ‘braai‘ or “boerewors” and “biltong” is …but when they visit our shores they don’t know the more important words…like babelaas, bakkie and tekkies! And so they travel around South Africa in a dwaal,  unaware […]
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New SA Immigration Visa Regulations will wipe R4.1 Billion and Tens of Thousands of Jobs off Tourism

New onerous visa regulations for travelers coming to South Africa could see R4.1 billion wiped from the country’s economy, as thousands stand to lose their jobs. This is according to the Tourism Business Council of SA, which recently published an impact report on the regulations in partnership with Grant Thornton SA. The report found that the changes in immigration regulations over […]
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