Moving abroad: Five steps to making your move simpler

Picking the right removal company will be one of the most important decisions you make when moving abroad.

Once you have decided you are moving abroad, it is vital that one of the first steps you take towards making your move as plain-sailing as possible is to choose the right removal company.

We chatted to the experts at Stuttaford Van Lines and found out the best way to approach a big move.
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South-Africa is one of the poorest performing regions on the Henley Passport Index

While South Africa remains an under-performer‚ Japan is the best passport to have and the Emirati are capitalising on tourism to diversify their economies‚ according to an index of global travel access. President Cyril Ramaphosa is targeting travel within Africa to improve SA’s future scenario.

Since reaching its highest rank of 35th globally in both the 2008 and 2009 Henley Passport Index listings‚ South Africa has dropped 15 places‚ now occupying 50th place overall‚ offering 102 destinations with visa-free access.
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Over 200 Persecuted White South African Farmers Have Applied for Refuge in Australia

More than 200 farmers from South Africa have applied for humanitarian visas in Australia after suffering attacks for being white, according to the Australian Home Affairs Ministry.
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Visas for South Africans: Do you need a visa to travel to Australia and what does it cost?

Australia is a popular travel destination for South Africans, whether for vacationing or on a more permanent basis.

The political uncertainty of recent years saw a bit of a spike in the country’s citizens seeking to settle elsewhere, with the land Down Under getting a decent chunk of Saffers moving to its shores.

Most recently, one of former President Jacob Zuma’s bloodiest cabinet reshuffles saw Australian visa requests from South African surge by up to three times, following the axing of Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan from his previous post as Finance Minister.
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Top 20 Questions for a South African Expat: Answered by an Expat

South African expat CORNEL MARAIS, who has been living overseas for nine years and is now based in Hong Kong, answers the Top 20 Questions South Africans at home have for an expat*…

1 Why did you cop out – didn’t you have the guts to stick it out for the long run?

We didn’t cop out. We went looking for adventure during a gap year and the adventure hasn’t stopped yet. We’ve lived in three different countries – Taiwan, New Zealand and Hong Kong; and have travelled to over 22 others over the last 9 years, experiencing the diversity that each country and culture has to offer.
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Things you need to know about accommodation in Ireland

Once your relocation is confirmed, you will probably be anxious to find a place to live in Ireland. This can sometimes be a complicated and daunting task when you aren’t familiar with your new area, so you might want to look at finding some short-term accommodation initially while you conduct your long-term housing search on the ground. If you’re relocating to Ireland for work, companies often help with this. Otherwise AirBnBs, hostels, serviced apartments, and hotels are a good place to start.
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South Africans and the National Insurance Number

South Africans who are relocating to the United Kingdom sometimes get strangled in the paperwork and red-tape involved with their relocation.

One of the topics on which the consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants often get questions is the National Insurance Number.

We have compiled a short article for South Africans relocating to the UK, on the issue of the National Insurance number.
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South Africans abroad: How to register and vote in the 2019 elections

Did you know that South Africans can vote abroad in the 2019 elections? Lekker right? There are hundreds of thousands of us South Africans living abroad and our country needs every vote to ensure that our Democracy is maintained.

South Africa has a proportional representation system. That basically means that the more votes a party gets, the more seats they will get in Parliament. The more diverse the representation in Parliament, the healthier our Democracy will be.
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Can we assume that the ANC-regime is lying regarding asylum for white South-African Farmers in Australia?

A heavy debate was instigated on social media when reports where made public regarding retraction on asylum for South-African farmers.

This broadcast was spread early last week after the South-African government claimed a letter from the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was a retraction of Mr Dutton’s earlier statements. However, it has come to light that the ANC-regime are deceitful regarding the true state of affairs and denies that white farmers faces violent crime and are targeted by criminals because of their race, or that they were facing political persecution. 

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#GoToOz? Australia giving special attention to fast-track humanitarian visas for white South African farmers

Australian Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton says white south african farmers deserves ‘special attention’ due to the ‘horrific circumstances’ they face in South Africa. He told the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday his department was examining a range of methods to fast-track their path to Australia on humanitarian or other visa programs.

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is pursuing legal changes to allow appropriation of farm lands without compensation for redistribution to black South Africans.
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