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Apps for Expats

Recently we’ve done a bit of research into which Apps are best for Expats and came up with a great selection for all your travelling and relocating needs…The expat community is a creative, fluid, highly mobile one which means that the world of apps has been quickly accepted by expats globally....
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How do British expats living in South Africa feel about their new lives?

A recent poll of expats around the world conducted by Lloyds TSB International has revealed the places where where Britons feel happiest, wealthiest and most content.The bank has launched an interactive map revealing expats’ opinions about life overseas in 12 popular expat locations...
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Relocating your furry family members - Tips for Pet Relocation

Pet Relocation TipsFor people who own pets, these furry friends become part of the family. So, when a family is faced with an overseas assignment, preparations must be made for the challenge of bringing their pets to their new host country.International requirements vary from country to country, so...
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Top Tips for Expats Living in South Africa

 Further to our recent article sharing some Top Tips for Living in Africa here are a few extra tips specific to South Africa...Top Tips for Expats Living in South AfricaDrinking water in South Africa cities is safe and healthy to drink. There is no need to buy bottled water.The blood alcohol...
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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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Say "hello" in SA

There are 11 official languages spoken in South Africa - make sure you can say "Hello" with this handy table...EnglishHelloAfrikaansGoeie dagisiNdebeleLotjhaniisiXhosaMoloisiZuluSawubonaSiSwatiSawubonaSesothoDumelaSesotho sa LeboaDumelaSetswanaDumelaTshivenḓaNdaa (Man) /Aa (Woman)XitsongaAvuxeni ("...
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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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Top 3 African cities with the most potential

 Accra, Lusaka and Luanda, the capital cities of Ghana, Zambia and Angola respectively, have been identified as the Sub-Saharan African cities that have the highest potential for growth over the next five years, according to the MasterCard African Cities Growth Index. As the entire African...
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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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Cities with the lowest cost of living in Africa

A recent article on Xpatulator listed the Cheapest Cities for Expats based on the lowest costs of living.A total of 780 cities worldwide were ranked from most expensive to least expensive. Costs for Clothing, Food, Education, Furniture, Communication, Healthcare, Transport and Entertainment were...
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