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FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH **

Facts you did not know about Algeria – officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, in the Maghreb region of North Africa on the Mediterranean coast1. How are birthdays celebrated?At home or in a restaurant with family and friends with a birthday cake and presents etc.2. When you first meet...
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The Expat Perspective: Friends

Contribution by Sally Wells – an Expat FriendOne of the moments I savour most when I contemplate a move, is the knowledge that over there in my new assignment location is someone I don't know, that I can't even imagine, who will become a rare and treasured lifelong friend.  It's impossible to...
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Temporary Passports Discontinued.

http://traveller24.news24.com/TravelPlanning/VisaInfo/Temporary-passports-discontinued-20140821-2 Johannesburg - No more temporary passports will be issued from September 1, the home affairs department said on Thursday."[The] temporary passport was initially issued as an interim travel...
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The Zimbabwean Dispensation Project will be closed as of 31 December 2014.

The Zimbabwean Dispensation Project will be closed as of 31 December 2014.As a result, it is important to note that the expiry date of all DZP permits which expire before 31 December 2014 is accordingly delayed until 31 December 2014. The expiry date of those DZP permits which expire after December...
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From the Horse's Mouth **

Facts you did not know about Senegal – officially the Republic of Senegal (The country is named after the Sénégal River, the etymology of which is contested. One popular theory is that it stems from the Wolof phrase sunu gaal, which means "our canoe")1. How are birthdays celebrated?In the same way...
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15 Great Books About Africa.

We have found this great link to 15 Books about Africa which make for some very interesting reading.https://afktravel.com/57218/15-great-books-about-africa/Here is a somewhat randomly chosen selection of books — some classics from centuries past, some just published, and most falling somewhere in...
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From the Horse's Mouth*** - Kenya - Contributions by Rose

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH **Facts you did not know about Kenya  (the country is named after Mt. Kenya, which is the highest point in the country and is 17,057 feet (5,199m) high.)1. How are birthdays celebrated?Birthdays are celebrated in the cities but are not a big deal. In rural areas ...
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Africa: Land of Opportunity

Africa: Land of opportunityFrom Re:locate Magazine by Ruth Holmes - 24 June 2014Africa is on the up, with abundant opportunities across its 55 countries for dynamic investors, diaspora and expats willing to adapt and respond to fast-changing business environments. Ruth Holmes reports.Whether it was...
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South African Immigration: Appeal Process for Undesirable Persons

Persons who are declared undesirable persons in terms of Section 30(1)(h) read with 50(1) of the Immigration Act, no 13 of 2002 as amended (no. 13 of 2011) must submit the written representative as indicated below:The following documents must be submitted:Written representationA copy of...
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New travel regulations introduced

 New regulations for foreigners and South Africans travelling with children are being implemented in a bid to curb child trafficking. Parents travelling with children are required to provide an unabridged birth certificate, including the details of the child's father as well as the mother...
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