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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…

Counterfeit South African Passports Are Big Business as Other Africans Use South Africa and it’s Passport as a Gateway to Claim Asylum in Ireland & UK

Africans love to hate the very thing they want the most. They allegedly hate colonialism, but want everything it offers. During the economic boom of Apartheid South Africa, Africans were risking their lives to get INTO apartheid South Africa and there weren’t any sprawling refugee camps on the borders of the country Africans so loved to hate. Now, apart from the destruction of the economic boom by the ANC regime, it seems little has changed – Africans are still flooding INTO South Africa, although now there is no border, so very little risk. Through a policy of Deliberate Negligence, the ANC has effectively implemented an open border policy for South Africa, much to the UN’s pleasure…

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.

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…

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…