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So you need to pack? Here are a few handy tips to make sure your trip is a success

Do you find yourself thinking for days on end about things you will need on the trip and telling yourself “I must remember to pack that”? Have you arrived and discovered “oops I should have packed that”? There is a simple solution and it works, especially if it’s keeping you up at night before the trip – write it down. Yes, make a list, add to it whenever you have an idea that I must pack this, and take it with you. When you get there and think I should have, add it to that list and keep it in one of those pockets in your favourite bag or case so next time, you won’t forget. When you are doing that last-minute dash instead of running around in circles you can check your list and feel far more at ease and only have to deal with the excitement or nerves of the trip itself.

Are You Planning a Weekend Trip? How to Have Fun Without Breaking the Bank

Sometimes, we all just need to get away from the stresses and pressures of everyday life. From work burnout to handling everything at home, there are many ways we can get overwhelmed, and that can lead to depression, anxiety, and even substance abuse.

What South African expats need to know about financial emigration and recession

With the South African economy currently in recession, lessening the effects of Rand volatility is a top priority for many people at the moment. Many expatriates have retirement funds and other assets in South Africa that they would like to withdraw and transfer offshore. This is known as the process of financial emigration. SAFFA.com had a look at the most common questions about this process below.

Russian Delegation Headed to South Africa to Discuss Resettlement Plan with Oppressed Boers Seeking Asylum (Video)

A Russian delegation is due to come to South Africa to work out a more detailed resettlement plan with the Boer community. The first families of Boers, descendants of Dutch, French and German settlers in South Africa, could soon be moving to Russia to escape farm murders, anti-white racism and rising violence against farmers. An estimated 15,000 Boers want to leave South Africa and become farmers in Russia.

“South African Government Wants Whites to Leave SA” – Saffa changes his name to Ivan, wants to move to Russia too

At least a million, possibly much more, white South Africans have left their country in the past three decades, but most don’t choose Russia as their new home, unlike Johannes du Toit, who is intent on settling there as Ivan Vahrushin.
“The hostility, the injustice I’m living through, it is to do with the South African government. It is an attack on our people. They don’t want us to feel comfortable in our own country. They want us all to leave,”du Toit explains in his still somewhat rough but comprehensible Russian.

Over 200 Persecuted White South African Farmers Have Applied for Refuge in Australia

More than 200 farmers from South Africa have applied for humanitarian visas in Australia after suffering attacks for being white, according to the Australian Home Affairs Ministry.

Wêreldgeluks-verslag – Suid-Afrikaners is nie ’n besonder gelukkige spulletjie nie

Suid-Afrikaners is nie ’n besonder gelukkige spulletjie nie. Selfs in kommunistiese lande en van dié waar mense onderdruk word en deur terrorisme of burgerlike onrus geteister word, sal jy gelukkiger mense aantref.

Dit blyk uit die nuutste World Happiness-verslag wat Woensdag uitgereik is. Boonop het Suid-Afrika, vergeleke met verlede jaar, vier plekke teruggesak tot nommer 105 op die ranglys van 156 lande.

Modeontwerper van SA gaan in Los Angeles in Kalifornië uitstal

’n Jong modeontwerper van Oosrand is genooi om sy uitrustings eersdaags by ’n modeweek in Los Angeles in Kalifornië uit te stal.

Die stylghoeroe William de Beer (28), van Willet Designs Couture, is deur die voorsitter van die Art Hearts Fashion Week in Los Angeles genooi om dié modeweek in Maart by te woon.

2018 set to bring new (official) emigration record for South Africans leaving SA

Whilst the unofficial amount is undoubtedly far higher, a new official emigration record is being predicted for 2018. The experts say more South Africans are leaving than ever before. Why? Need they still ask? With so much going on in South Africa practically every day, South Africans are set to…

South African Expats (SAFFAs) with Kids Take Six Months to Settle but it Makes Families Closer

Despite the benefits of raising a family abroad, parents and children alike take time to settle into their new life. However, the challenge can bring families closer together, according to new data. Almost half of expat parents say their children take longer than six months to feel at home in…