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Joburg Expat by Sinethieme - 2w ago

It’s the time of month again for a Translanting Me/Joburg Expat Webinar, and today’s topic is Hidden Joburg. We are very excited to have Heather Mason from 2Summers join this month’s edition. She is the best authority on things to do in Joburg, and the webinar she will take you through will undoubtedly give you a …

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In light of recent comments by the American President about African countries and their people, here is a look at one of those African countries. South Africans possess many unique attributes that we should welcome in any immigrant, if he or she even chooses to leave their beautiful country in order to move to another whose president loves to hurl insults at the rest of the world.

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One of my favorite small expat joys I acquired a taste for in South Africa is Malva Pudding. I can always conjure up a tiny bit of the magic of of a fiery African sunset, the awe of watching a dazzle of zebras approach a waterhole, or the heart-stopping shock of hearing the hadeda's first cry in the morning by making this consummate South African dessert.

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Joburg Expat by Sinethieme - 2M ago

The last few weeks, I have found ample reason to curse my ill-timed blog migration project. Here I was chasing down broken links when in reality I was meant to buy Christmas presents and decorate the house. But it has also had an unexpected upside. Having to go through countless old posts to fix bad …

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Eish! If you are South African or in any way familiar with life in South Africa, you will know exactly what that means. If you’re not familiar with the wonderful applications of the word Eish!, here is a perfect example: This Thanksgiving break, with the house full of kids coming home from college and a …

The post The New Joburg Expat, a New Webinar, And a New Word for Your South African Dictionary appeared first on Joburg Expat.

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Joburg Expat by Sinethieme - 3M ago

Hi everyone, As you might have noticed, Joburg Expat is getting a new look. We are currently finalizing all the changes. Please bear with us while we complete this process, which may take a few days. You may not find the page you’re looking for during this time. Please be patient, and we’ll hopefully have …

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If you’re a regular reader here at Joburg Expat, you will know that the business of buying and selling your car in South Africa has occupied quite a bit of space on these pages*. In a land without much public transport to speak of, a car to get around in is key to everything. How …

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As Joburg Expat is gaining new readership with new expats exploring options about moving to South Africa, I thought that I’d write a throwback blog post highlighting what those first few weeks in your new home might feel like. As anyone who has moved several times can attest, you can never quite talk as authentically …

The post Arrival in South Africa and Settling into a New Life in Johannesburg appeared first on Joburg Expat.

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A while back, one of my readers told me about Lindfield House in Joburg’s Auckland Park neighborhood. It’s one of the many places I would have loved to visit while living in Johannesburg, had I known about it. The city has so many gems just like this one, historical places with a fascinating backstory, but …

The post Lindfield House: A Hidden Victorian Gem in Johannesburg’s Auckland Park appeared first on Joburg Expat.

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It was late 2009 when I started my research leading up to a possible move to South Africa. I opened a web browser and expectantly typed “expats in South Africa” into the search bar. I shouldn’t have. Boy did my skin crawl after just a few minutes in. But I also couldn’t tear myself away. …

The post Moving to South Africa? Attend Our First Ever Webinar! appeared first on Joburg Expat.

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