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Wêreldgeluks-verslag – Suid-Afrikaners is nie ’n besonder gelukkige spulletjie nie

Suid-Afrikaners is nie ’n besonder gelukkige spulletjie nie. Selfs in kommunistiese lande en van dié waar mense onderdruk word en deur terrorisme of burgerlike onrus geteister word, sal jy gelukkiger mense aantref.

Dit blyk uit die nuutste World Happiness-verslag wat Woensdag uitgereik is. Boonop het Suid-Afrika, vergeleke met verlede jaar, vier plekke teruggesak tot nommer 105 op die ranglys van 156 lande.

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…

Belgium invites Catalans to claim asylum, but not Boers and Afrikaners, who are also being oppressed and persecuted?

A Belgian minister has said “Catalan people who feel politically threatened can ask for asylum in Belgium. That includes President Puigdemont. This is 100 percent legal,” Theo Francken, the state secretary for asylum and migration, told public broadcaster VRT late on Saturday. Catalonia’s president (now in exile), Carles Puigdemont, says he’s not seeking…

Japanese bank MUFG confirms move to Amsterdam after Brexit

   SAFFA   September 13, 2017  No Comments

Large Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) filed a license application to set up a new subsidiary in Amsterdam, so that the financial group can continue to serve customers in the European Union after the Brexit, the bank said in a statement. “The new subsidiary in Amsterdam will ensure that…

Justice Min. revokes Dutch nationality of four jihadists

   SAFFA   September 13, 2017  No Comments

Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice revoked the Dutch nationality of four jihadists. According to him, the four jihadists joined a terrorist organization abroad, NOS reports.  The four jihadists were also declared unwelcome foreigners, which means they can no longer legally return to the Netherlands or to other Schengen…

Tree falls on girl at Enschede school

   SAFFA   September 13, 2017  No Comments

A tree blown over by an autumn storm raging through the Netherlands on Wednesday, landed on a girl at the Stedelijk Lyceum in Enschede-Zuid on Wednesday morning. The girl was taken to hospital. Her condition is unknown, Tubantia reports. The area around the fallen tree was closed off to the…

Bill to fund prenatal Down's Syndrome test fails in parliament; Dutch gov't formation drags on

   SAFFA   September 13, 2017  No Comments

The VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie – the four parties currently negotiating forming a new Dutch government together – voted against permanently compensating the NIP-test for all pregnant women in the Tweede Kamer on Tuesday, NOS reports. Those four parties together make up a majority in the lower house of…

At least six killed in Hurricane Irma

   SAFFA   September 7, 2017  No Comments

Hurricane Irma took at least six lives on Saint-Martin, the French part of the island that also includes Sint Maarten, broadcaster Franceinfo reported on behalf of the French government. Thus far no information is available about victims in the Dutch part of the island, the Telegraaf reports.

All eyes on Hurricane Jose after Irma caused "massive destruction": Dutch PM Rutte

   SAFFA   September 7, 2017  No Comments

The Kingdom of the Netherlands was hit hard by Hurricane Irma, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a press conference after a crisis meeting about emergency relief for the islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius on Thursday morning, NU.nl reports. The government is very concerned about Hurricane Jose,…