Location: Africa
Capital City: Pretoria
Other Important Cities: Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Durban
Currency: South African rand
Language: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikáans, English, Twsana, Sotho (Southern), Swati, South Ndebele
Calling Code: +27
Internet TLD: +.za
Emergency Numbers:    10111 / 112
Electricity: 220/230V 50Hz

South Africa is one of the most beautiful places that you can live in. The cost of living is comparatively low, the climate is pretty much perfect and there is so much to do in the country that going overseas for holidays is almost unnecessary. The crime rate in South Africa is very high when compared to other countries and expats moving there will have to adjust to the very particular way of life.


Work Permits
Work permits are issued only to foreigners where South African citizens with the relevant skills are not available for appointment. These permits are open-ended and applications must be made at any regional office of the Department of Home Affairs or nearest South African embassy, mission or consulate abroad.


International Schools

Expats in South Africa have a few choices with regards to the schools where they will send their children. In South Africa two types of schools exist, public and private. Public schools are the most cost effective form of education and follow the South African IB curriculm. There are four terms in a school year.
South African private schools also include international schools. Most private schools follow a three term calendar and are more adept to international standards. Many private schools will have ties with international schools and students will come out with two certificates at the end of the school year. Expats prefer to send their children to private and international schools in South Africa.


Expat Clubs


Johannesburg Expats

International Women’s Club Johannesburg
An organization which offers the hand of friendship, networking, socializing and support to newcomers and expats living in Gauteng South Africa
Facebook: www.facebook.com//pages/International-Womens-Club-Johannesburg/506561946049971
Website: www.iwcjoburgsa.co.za

Cape Town Expats

Irish South African Association
The Irish South African Association exists to facilitate social contact between Irish people, people of Irish descent and anyone who has any interest whatsoever in the Irish & in Ireland. All are welcome to join the Association & to attend our many functions held throughout the year.
Website:  www.ireland.co.za

Italian Club Cape Town
Celebrate Italian Culture, Italian food and being Italian. With cultural events held annually we hope to preserve our heritage, which has been passed down from generation to Generation. Through the involvement of our youth, the revitalisation of our sporting facilities, and the intergration of non italian members, we aim to engrain the future of our club for our members for years to come
Website: www.icct.co.za


International Schools

Expats in South Africa have a few choices with regards to the schools where they will send their children. In South Africa two types of schools exist, public and private. Public schools are the most cost effective form of education and follow the South African IB curriculm. There are four terms in a school year.
South African private schools also include international schools. Most private schools follow a three term calendar and are more adept to international standards. Many private schools will have ties with international schools and students will come out with two certificates at the end of the school year. Expats prefer to send their children to private and international schools in South Africa.

Johannesburg Schools

American International School of Johannesburg
In 2012, AISJ celebrated its 30th anniversary. In a relatively short time, we have moved from small and humble beginnings to a vibrant American International School that prides itself on maintaining a low student/teacher ratio to effectively run a student-centered program culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. It places a strong emphasis on diversity, community outreach and links with its local community while focusing on a balanced program of academics, athletics, arts, and service. AISJ is developing an outstanding international reputation for innovative learning and community outreach.
Curriculum: IB
Tel: +27 (11) 464 1505
Email: info@aisj-jhb.com
Website: www.aisj-jhb.com

British International College
We offer superb tuition towards internationally recognized Cambridge qualifications. Through the ‘University of Cambridge International Examinations we offer students a complete set of qualifications via our A Level, AS level, IGCSE and Foundation courses in order to obtain a school leaving certificate that is recognized by prestigious universities throughout the world.
Curriculum: IGCSE and A-Levels
Address: 130, Bryanston Drive, Bryanston
Tel: +27 11 706-7775
Fax: +27 11 706-7829
Email : info@bicollege.co.za
Website: www.bicollege.co.za

Cape Town Schools

American International School of Cape Town
AISCT is endorsed as an independent school by the Western Cape Department of Education and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges based in California, USA. AISCT is also a proud member of the Association of International Schools in Africa and the International School Foundation. AISCT administers the ACER International Schools Assessment each February. This exam helps guide school improvement and monitors our students’ progress against other international schools around the world.
Address: 42 Soetvlei Avenue, Constantia 7806
Tel: (27) 21 713-2220
Fax: (27) 21 713-2240
Email: aisct@aisct.org
Website: www.aisct.org

International School of Cape Town
A British education emphasises the development of the whole student, and particularly at the primary level there is a great deal of scope for creativity and individuality in the classroom. When all of this is considered alongside the continuity and transferability offered by a British education around the world, and the fact that British institutions offer qualifications that are recognised internationally, it is little wonder that the industry of British schools abroad continues to flourish and expand.
Address: Woodland Heights, Edinburgh Close, Wynberg 7806, Cape Town
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 761 6202
Fax: +27 (0) 21 761 0129
Email: l.padua@isct.co.za
Website: isct.co.za

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