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Planning To Retire In South Africa

Who wouldn’t want to spend their glory years in sunny South Africa? Think endless beaches, world-renowned vineyards, and a friendly, welcoming community. Pensioners find the living costs in SA affordable and the range of sporting hobbies and attractions endless. You would not be along with many foreigners choosing to spend their golden years in the […]

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12 Photos that prove South African Skies are pure magic

Watch the sunset with friends after conquering the mighty Orange River. Smell those big, fat Highveld raindrops during an afternoon thunderstorm in Jozi. Amble on the edge of the world at Slangkop lighthouse. Ponder stars long dead and gone, but still shining in the Karoo. Or simply just enjoy our photos of magnificent African skies, […]

Rugby World Cup Quiz

The 2015 Rugby World Cup Quiz

World Cups. Nothing has a more profound impact on the general psyche of a nation. South Africa doesn't do simple when it comes to World Cups. It's all or nothing. Mention the 1999 Cricket World Cup to any South African and he's likely to babble on maniacally about Alan Donald. "Just run Allan! Run!". Of [...]
South Africa's 15 most beautiful hiking trails

South Africa’s 15 most beautiful hiking trails

South Africa is known to be a land of diverse landscapes and breathtaking vistas; an expansive playground capable of satisfying even the most die-hard traveler’s wanderlust. And what better way to explore this raw, unadulterated terrain than by foot? Hmm, but where to start? Well, here are South Africa’s 15 most beautiful hiking trails; let the Instagramming […]

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Detention and Deportation – Know your rights

The South African Immigration Act No.13 of 2002 provides immigration officials with rather wide-ranging powers when it comes to the arrest, detention and deportation of illegal foreigners. In some instances, these powers have been abused as displayed in the case of Edward Samotse. Thus it has become incredibly important for foreigners to familiarise themselves with […]

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South African wins Miss World

If the prospect of moving to South Africa wasn’t already attractive enough, then perhaps the recent crowning of our very own Rolene Strauss as Miss World might revitalize your interest in our marvelous country. At only 22, Strauss has managed to conquer the most prestigious beauty pageant in the world, while simultaneously being enrolled as […]

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Summertime Sadness for expiring visa holders

Waiting for your new visa to be issued?  Previous visa expired? Don’t go home for Christmas. With the festive season fast approaching, we are often asked whether clients who await issuance of their visas will be allowed to travel to their home countries for the holidays. Due to recent changes to South Africa’s immigration policies, […]

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Drunken driving convictions and visas

Clients often ask “can I apply for a visa if I have been convicted of drunken driving?” The answer depends on the sentence which followed the conviction. Requirements for a South African Visa application When applying for a visa, applicants older than 18 are required to submit a police clearance certificate in respect of every […]