Expat South Africa News
Latest 10 news items tagged South Africa
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019
For British expats wondering how they’ll stay healthy on typical American foodstuffs, the answer is right there in New York.
Famous both with American anglophiles and New York’s sizeable British expat community, the city’s long-established Myers of Keswick grocery store is the answer to UK foodie homesickness in a big way. A reassuring glace at the store’s traditionally British-styled frontage and a step into the interior reveals just about every British culinary favourite you can imagine, from Weetabix through Bird’s...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019
France’s Europe minister has described the British expat presence as enriching the country.
In yet another attempt by an EU member state government official to reassure British expats about their rights post-Brexit, France’s Europe minister has described the expat community as ‘enriching France’. The complimentary comment was made by Amelie de Montchalin during a meeting of Paris’s Anglo-American Press Association, with the young politician adding her country isn’t attempting to take revenge for Brexit. She added the hard...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2019
Lime e-scooters in Prague are to be subject to a raft of new laws based on zoning as well banning driving on pavements and speed restrictions.
The convenient little electric scooters have become a favourite means of transport for expats as well as locals fed up with Prague’s massive traffic jams. The city fathers are concerned about the use of scooters on pavements as well as dangerous driving on the city’s notoriously crammed roads and the endangerment of pedestrians in narrow streets. Negotiations began late last year, and the...
11 Jun at 6 PM 2019
’s new tax laws are forcing expats to cut financial ties with the home country.
Reports that financial emigration has risen by 30 per cent in the past two years have confirmed the effect on high earning South African expats of the new tax rules about to be brought in. From March next year, South African expats working overseas will pay up to 45 per cent tax on annual earnings of over one million rand
. The first announcements of the upcoming change started the financial exodus as South African expat professionals rushed...
4 Jun at 6 PM 2019
Irish expatriates in Melbourne were devastated over the illegal demolition of a traditional Irish pub.
The Corkman, Melbourne’s much-loved traditional Irish pub, was reduced to a pile of rubble following its illegal demolition in 2016 by a pair of developers. Built in 1858, it became an epicentre for Irish immigrants flooding to the new country as well as for their children, grand children and great-grandchildren over the years. Its traditional weekly Irish music nights were famous and much-loved, not just by the city’s Irish...
29 May at 6 PM 2019
Expats in Mojacar are being warned about a gang of muggers preying on older foreign men.
One unfortunate British expat business owner has been targeted by the same gang of muggers four times. Owner of Sundance Spas Charles Alman told reporters his first encounter with the muggers took place outside his business, when a young woman approached him and asked whether he knew a person. She than wrapped herself around him and made sexual suggestions. Taken aback, he pushed her away and watched as she got in a car and sped off. Only then did...
27 May at 6 PM 2019
The family of an elderly US expat in Thailand are being forced by immigration officials to relocate their Alzheimer-sufferer Mom to the Philippines.
Although reports on expatriate forums may be considered by many as fake news, this sad case is clearly another example of how expat life in the country is being made difficult by local immigration offices. The perfect solution for the 77-year old’s family and the old lady herself has been thrown into disarray by the recently-introduced changes to the so-called retirement visa...
23 May at 6 PM 2019
Whether it’s fish ‘n chips, Weetabix, Marmite or Guinness, British expats as well as their international compatriots crave a taste of home, especially if it’s almost unavailable.
Home country foods and beverages are an occasional must have for expats all over the world, especially if they’re a taste of childhood in a far simpler universe than the present version. This incontrovertible fact of expat life has prompted expat entrepreneurs to start businesses bringing in all-time favourites to hordes of waiting expatriates in...
21 May at 6 PM 2019
British expat retirees in Europe have lost 14 per cent of their pensions’ purchasing power since the Brexit referendum.
A report from a technology service handling more than 6,000 regular monthly payments to UK pensioners living in EU member states has revealed British expat retirees’ costs of living have risen by 14 per cent due to currency volatility. In comparison, the rate of inflation in the UK over the same time period is seven per cent. In addition to sterling’s Brexit-induced instability, the USA’s trade war with China...
15 May at 6 PM 2019
One important aspect of becoming an expat is to ensure your online security is in place.
Moving overseas can be a chore, as there are so many aspects to consider in order to live a stress-free life in the new country of residence. Ensuring online security is often not considered an immediate priority but, for homesick new arrivals, a break in your service for whatever reason can prevent contact with friends and family back home. Logging on unprotected can also result in viruses, the hacking of bank details and passwords or...