NEW VISA SERVICES

NEW: Relocation Africa now offers VISA SERVICES for all South African based clients wishing to travel abroad.  We do offer short term or business visa services for  any country in Africa.  Feel Free to contact Joy@relocationafrica.co.za for more information.
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Top Tips for Living in Africa - by those that live there!

Top Tips for Living in AfricaRelocation Africa offering relocation services across the continent of Africa by combining systematic processes with on the ground local expertise we help you make Africa your new home!For those who are moving to Africa for the first time it can be overwhelming so to...
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Expat Scams to Avoid

One of the biggest things for Expats to be made aware of when arriving in a new country is that they will stand out! Especially European or Asian expats arriving in Africa. As an Expat in Africa your differences of appearance, culture and accent will mean that you will automatically run a higher...
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The correct standardized format for international telephone numbers

A guest post by Peter Metcalfe, Chairman, The Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA) (NPC)I recently chaired the AFRICA CITY LEADERS CONFERENCE and collected a number of business cards from delegates around the continent - when researching the way telephone numbers are...
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African Cultural Errors to Avoid

When moving to Africa from a particular culture (be that Western or Eastern) there can be many cultural nuances that you are not aware of which can lead to cultural errors or faux pas being made unknowingly.Education is the key in order to avoid embarrassment and it would be worthwhile to keep a...
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International Schooling Options in Africa

For families with children, finding an international school that offers a good education is one of the top priorities when relocating to a new country. When moving to Africa this can prove a little bit more difficult. Finding a school that offers a quality international education while allowing for...
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Environmental Hazards in Africa

Heat exhaustion This condition occurs following heavy sweating and excessive fluid loss with inadequate replacement of fluids and salt, and is particularly common in hot climates when taking unaccustomed exercise before full acclimatisation. Symptoms include headache, dizziness and tiredness....
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Infectious Diseases in Africa

It’s a formidable list but, a few precautions go a long way…MalariaMalaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria. Malaria risk exists throughout the year in the whole country. There is usually less risk in Nairobi and in the...
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Dealing with Change when Relocating

Relocation can place a huge emotional burden on the whole family. Not only may you experience a sense of loss, but you also have to cope with the fear of the unknown. Will you find a suitable school for the children, will your spouse be able to find a job again, will you be able to afford a...
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Twitter in Africa

Recently a map of Twitter usage in Africa was published however a suprising finding that emerged was that very few political and business leaders are tweeting. As Twitter takes off in Africa, governments, businesses and development agencies can really no longer afford to stay out of a new space...
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