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South Africans Abroad (SAFFAs) Abandoned By ANC Regime! Some Even Stuck in Foreign Jails, Unable To Get Documents From SA Embassies or Home Affairs!

When perusing the many online groups for communities of South Africans abroad, it soon becomes clear that the one single biggest problem for SA Expats (SAFFAs), or just those visiting or  travelling abroad, is getting Documentation or Identification from SA Embassies (DIRCO) or even Home Affairs back home! In many cases this documentation is vital in order to travel or remain legally abroad. Yes, we all know, and joke, that South Africa is now a barely functioning failed state, but to be told in an official communication by an SA Embassy, that you would have to wait up to THREE YEARS for a birth certificate, is, to put it bluntly, criminal! The Embassy even went so far as to recommend asking family back home to do it for you! Remind us again why we have a “government” and pay taxes?

SA faces serious shortage of qualified workers – experts are leaving country in search of a better future

South Africans with good qualifications are leaving the country in increasing numbers, causing a serious shortage of well-qualified workers. Immigration agencies are experiencing an increase in people with good qualified careers who are going abroad for a variety of reasons. According to informed sources, the main reasons are cited as…

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.

Private San Francisco Sailing Tour: Departing from Sausalito

Charter a private sailing tour on San Francisco Bay aboard a yacht. Not a tour boat, but a classic wooden ketch, heading under the Golden Gate Bridge into the Pacific. You will experience the scenic beauty of the bay, with all the abundant wildlife, such as pelicans, porpoises, seals, whales…

Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea Private Tour from San Francisco: including a stop at historic Cannery Row

Be whisked away by limousine along one of the most scenic roads in California during this full-day tour from the San Francisco Bay Area. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1 past sea cliffs and windswept cypress trees, and glimpse the coastal mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive….

Explore California’s Coastal Redwoods with Sausalito Ferry Boat Experience: including a visit to Muir Woods National Monument

Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with coastal redwood trees, known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy the solitude during a peaceful stroll under 1,000-year-old trees towering 260 feet (79 meters). Next, visit the seaside town of Sausalito — a Mediterranean-like village harbored across…

Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour from Bay Area

This wine tour will take you to the best wineries in Sonoma and Napa County. Our years of experience in quality wine touring has allowed us to share the best kept secrets in value for those visiting the wine capital of California. Rest assured that you will experience a premium…

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco: including a visit to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cruise along California’s spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You’ll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Explore Monterey’s charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive….

Skip the Line: California Academy of Sciences General Admission Ticket: including a visit to the Kimball Natural History Museum

Skip the line as you visit the California Academy of Sciences – the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof! As this is your pre-paid ticket, you will skip all the massive ticket buying lines….

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip: including a scenic stop at Inspiration Point to see Half Dome

Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. You’ll spend 5 – 6 hours inside the park with a combination of hikes, breathtaking vistas and free time to explore on your own. See giant sequoias of the Sierra Nevada and…