China visa scam: SA government won’t give financial relief to stranded teachers

The 50 South Africans who fell prey to a work visa scam in China will not receive any financial help from their own government. That’s according to the parents who are fighting tooth and nail to get their children home.

Sucked in by the promises of Owen Wong – a man who claimed to represent a company called Sanda Youth International – the group thought they would be taking up a position to teach English as a foreign language to local children.

They arrived in the country without a hitch, but Wong convinced the would-be teachers that he needed their passports to finalise all of their work visas.
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Education in China: This is what you need to know

Today it is certainly not an exaggeration to say that literally thousands of South Africans gives school in Russia, the Middle East and Asia. Only in China alone there are hundreds of teachers in the one internet group of which I am the administrator, called South Africans Living In China. But it’s not without dangers and problems, as one of the members of the group recently found out. Madri Strydom was detained in Beijing for sixteen days before being deported to South Africa.

Madri was not the first South African to have been deported. Neither the first who did nothing wrong and yet the Chinese showed her the door. She will certainly not be the last.
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Onderwyseres van Alberton vir 16 dae in ’n Chinese tronk aangehou oor Visum

Hul droomervaring het in ’n nagmerrie ontaard, vertel Madri van den Heever, ’n onderwyseres van Alberton wat 16 dae in ’n Chinese tronk aangehou is.

As straf omdat sy onwettig gewerk het, sou Madri net tien dae in ’n aanhoudingsentrum deurbring, maar sy is uiteindelik 16 dae aangehou.

Sy vertel hoe sy ’n sel met sekswerkers en dwelmgebruikers moes deel en elke dag gestoomde brood “so swaar soos klippe” en waterige groente moes eet wat uit dromme geskep is. Sy is herhaaldelik ondervra, een keer terwyl haar voete aan ’n staalstoel vasgeboei is.

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What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of China?

What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of China? Mega cities? Skyscrapers? Factories? Pollution? Human ant heaps? The abovementioned definitely count among the side effects that accompany the fastest industrial revolution in the history of mankind, and therefore China is to most people probably synonymous with this undesirable by-products of […]
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Shenzhen 2nd Social Event October 2017

Starts in 6 days Fri 27 Oct 19:30 – 23:00 Address:- Little Papa No.116, 6th Building. NH Ecool Taizi Road, Nanshan | 深圳蛇口太子路南海意库6栋116号 Shenzhen By popular Demand from Our Internations Family and also the Indian New Year was in Mid October, I would like to introduce a New Indian Restaurant to the Internations Family. It […]
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