Entries by Quintin Coetzee

Kenya’s Tourism Earnings Up 31%

Kenya’s 2018 tourist arrivals grew by 37.33 percent from the previous year to cross the two million mark for the first time, posting a significant growth in earnings to Sh157 billion. The earnings are an 31.2 percent improvement from the Sh119 billion earned in 2017, according to Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala. The latest statistics […]

The ‘Angel’ Who Secretly Pays Patients’ Hospital Bills

In Nigeria, very few medical services are free of charge, and if you can’t pay your hospital bill you may not be allowed to leave. Who will help? In this deeply religious society, many stranded patients hope for divine intervention. Zeal Akaraiwai does not have the wings of an angel – he has a sleek […]

5 New Visa Changes South Africans Need to Know About Before Heading to the UK

UK immigration minister, Caroline Nokes, recently made a number of surprising announcements as the country prepares to make visa reforms. Below, Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants broke down some of the most important changes and what they will mean for South Africans. Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa to be replaced by innovator route The current Tier 1 Entrepreneur […]

South Africa Adopts New Visa Rules

The reversal of the unabridged birth certificate rule is just one of the many changes implemented by the Department of Home Affairs. South Africa will implement some changes to its visa system in December 2018 which will likely impact tourism and immigration procedures. This was revealed by the Department of Home Affairs, which recently published […]

How to Deal with Culture Shock while Studying Abroad

Special thanks to Mandi Schmitt (Go Overseas) for the below insights. The minute you land in your new study abroad country, you’re busy taking in the newness around you. You’re smiling at the street vendors selling fruit on every corner. You’re captivated by the sudden openness of the people around you. Or perhaps you’re noticing a […]