South Africa’s Ambassador to Italy, “untouchable” Shirish Soni, recalled over misrepresentation of qualifications & financial irregularities

South African ambassador to Italy, Shirish Soni, was recalled after being found guilty of financial irregularities and misrepresentation of academic qualifications.

24 Weird Things About South Africa according to a Canadian Expatriate living in SA

I’ve lived in South Africa for three years now, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that while I love it here, I’ll never fully understand this place. Without further ado, here are 24 weird things about South Africa… writes Canadian expat, living in SA,

ANC-regime needs money! South Africa’s big expat tax is coming – and financial emigration isn’t the quick fix you think it is

While financial emigration may be a viable option for a small minority of individuals who will be hit by South Africa’s coming ‘expat tax’, for the majority, it’s likely to be a costly exercise which won’t provide significant tax relief in the long-term. This is according to Ettiene Retief of…

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…

Two missing South Africans in Vietnam organ’s may have been harvested

The two missing South Africans in Vietnam fit the same pattern of victims of organ harvesting, says Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of the Gift of the Givers. “From everything we’ve seen in these two cases, it doesn’t look like anything else. We hope there is another chance to save them, ”Sooliman…

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…