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New stats show a few South Africans trying to emigrate to liberal New Zealand as refugees, and failing! However many succeed as students & residents

New statistics published by New Zealand Immigration shows how South Africans have been trying to emigrate to the country using refugee status, and failing.

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?

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,

South Africa is nothing like Australia, New Zealand or Canada – the number living in poverty is considerably higher – 23 million people!

SA has to compare itself with ‘like’ nations to understand its place in the world. When it comes to the economy, many South Africans seem to have a warped measure of where the country fits in among other nations and needs to keep in mind South Africa is now an African nation.

Kid from New Zealand forced to take off T-shirt at SA airport because there was a picture of a green snake on it!

A teenage boy was barred from passing the arrival point at O.R. Thambo Airport  because his favourite T-shirt caused consternation. The black shirt, available from Australia Zoo’s website, has a head of a green snake visible in front and the tail behind.

Foreign visitors are not safe in South Africa – Dutch tourist family holiday ends in nightmare after attack & hijacking in Lowveld area

A family of three Dutch tourists were hijacked near their home on Monday night.4 They were later rescued by foresters where they wandered in a plantation between Sabie and Hazyview.

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…

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks 23 – Springboks 13 – Did BEE make the difference between winning and just playing?

There were few opportunities in the Springboks’ first game against the All Blacks in Japan as Cheslin Kolbe had few chances, but could have scored at least a try if Wille le Roux’s passing to him was better.

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…