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 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…

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…

Ukrainian Tourist murdered and robbed while hiking in SA in broad daylight for his backpack on Chapman’s Peak scenic trail

A Ukrainian tourist was stabbed to death for his backpack on a scenic Hout Bay trail on Saturday morning.

Ivan Ivanov, 44, was attacked about 10m from the trail exit at East Fort on Chapman’s Peak Drive around 11.30am.