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24/10/2014 Celebrate with us: Expatica.com’s new look

As Expatica enters its 15th year in 2015, we want to celebrate the launch of our newly designed website with our international readers.

17/10/2014 Panic over Ebola reaches fever-pitch despite calls for calm

Airport baggage handlers refusing to unload suitcases, a journalist quarantined by his wife, parents taking kids out of school: hysteria over Ebola...

16/10/2014 Ebola: Questions about a stealthy virus

The Ebola virus species that has killed more than 4,000 people in west Africa caught everyone by surprise when it erupted thousands of kilometres...

17/09/2014 Europe fears Scottish independence contagion

The prospect of Scottish independence is raising fears in Europe that it could inflame other separatist movements at a time when the...

02/09/2014 'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped

To recline or not to recline? Airplane 'legroom wars' are prompting growing rage in international skies, with two recent seat battles...

29/07/2014 Administration overload impedes HR professionals

The Global Mobility Survey 2014 found that immigration, tax and administration compliance are three main factors that hinder expat professionals...

08/08/2014 New social network allows seniors to 'room-swap' retirement accommodation

A new social network provides seniors a platform to swap their rooms in retirement homes with retirees located across the globe, with all the...

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Obtaining a work permit for South Africa

Obtaining a work permit for South Africa

There are three main types of temporary work permits one can apply for in South Africa.

Emergency phone numbers South Africa

Emergency phone numbers South Africa

Here's a listing of the numbers you may need in case of emergency.

Healthcare in South Africa

Healthcare in South Africa

Only 40 percent of South Africa’s spending on health care goes to the public sector and the government has encouraged more people to take out private medical cover in order to ease the burden on the public system.

Banking in South Africa

Banking in South Africa

From how to set up an account before you arrive to the where, how, and when of banking once you're there, we take you through the details of banking as an expat in South Africa.