About South Africa

Get an introduction to all the essentials of life as an expat in South Africa, from the climate to the cost of living and how to stay updated with local news.

South Africa

An introduction to South Africa

Learn everything you need to know about South Africa in this guide to the cultural makeup of Africa’s Rainbow Nation.

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South African public holidays: important dates in 2024 and 2025

Living in South Africa? Here’s a list of all the South African public holidays you need to know in 2024 and 2025, as well as other special dates to make a note of on your calendar.

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South African cuisine

A culinary guide to South African cuisine

South African cuisine is as diverse as the people who live there, but what are the quintessential dishes to try? Find out with our guide.

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Languages in South Africa: a brief introduction

Discover South Africa’s 12 official languages, especially the most spoken ones – isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, and Sesotho sa Leboa.

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South Africa facts

30 facts about South Africa

How many South African facts do you know? This mix of informative and interesting facts will test your knowledge on South Africa.

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Emergency phone numbers in South Africa

Need help from an ambulance or the fire department? Here’s a list of emergency phone numbers in case you need assistance in South Africa.

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Cost of living in South Africa

The cost of living in South Africa

Use our guide to the cost of living in South Africa to work out what to budget for food, housing, transport, and more.

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Top 10 must-have apps for South Africa

Simplify your new start in South Africa by downloading these essential apps, making day-to-day life in your new home country much easier. Whether you’re a seasoned migrant or new to the adventure, getting settled in a new culture can be challenging and time-consuming. However, knowing which apps to have at your fingertips – from ordering […]

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