There are many similarities in Australian and South African culture and this also extends to their schooling systems. I thought I would share some of the key differences and similarities between the South African and Australian school systems.
As a parent, when you move to Australia you might have concerns about the schooling system in Australia.
You’re probably asking yourself questions like:
Is it the right time to uproot my children?
Should we wait until the end of the school year before we move to Australia?
Which year will my children go into when I move?
To help you prepare for school in Australia, here are some of the key differences and similarities between the South African and Australian school systems.
If you’re on any of the Facebook groups for South Africans in Australia, you’ve probably seen so many posts lately from people talking about travelling back to South Africa on a foreign passport.
There is so much uncertainty around this, but really the law couldn’t be simpler, so I wanted to write a blog that people can refer to when they’ve got questions about travelling back to South Africa on a foreign passport.
Financial emigration from South Africa is often seen as something complicated and stressful.
Many people wonder if it’s even necessary to do, and there is so much misinformation and scare-mongering happening at the moment, so I wanted to write about some of the benefits of financial emigration to put the record straight.
If you’ve ever moved city or country, you’ll know just how hard it can be to settle into a new place. But just like the Boy Scouts, you can be prepared!
I’ve chatted to a few other bloggers in Australia who’ve made the move down under from all over the world and got their insider tips for migrants on how to settle into a new life in Australia.
I’ve seen a lot of people asking how to start a business in Australia lately.
It’s actually not that hard, depending on the kind of business you want to start. I started my own business in 2016 as a digital marketing freelancer in Perth, and I’m proud to say it’s growing from strength to strength.
So I thought it might be useful to write this post for those of you who are wondering about how to start a business in Australia but have no idea where to even begin.
If you’re anything like I was when we migrated to Australia, you’ll have about a million lists of things to do either written down, on your phone or just constantly going around in your head. What to do before the movers come, what to do before you leave, what to do as soon as you arrive and what to do once you’ve settled in – DO ALL THE THINGS!
To help you with yet another list, here are 6 things you can arrange before you leave and 6 things to do after you arrive.
It’s no secret that housing and rent prices in Perth are way cheaper than cities such as Melbourne Sydney, so it’s not hard to see why Perth is so attractive for new migrants to Australia.
You might be wondering about where you’ll live when you move to Perth, whether you’ll like it, and ultimately whether you’ll rent for a while or buy as soon as you can.
If you do decide to buy, it’s important to make sure that you know exactly what you’re looking for during your property search.
Here are some of the things you need to keep in mind when you want to find your new home in Perth after migrating.
I’m hearing so many stories lately of families who have used migration agents that have turned out to be not as reputable as they were led to believe, or who have completely messed up a visa application. I wanted to write a blog about why you need to find a reputable migration agent, to try and save some of you from going through the same thing.
These days there are so many people wanting to move to Australia – not just South Africans, but there are plenty of us who are in the process of making the move, or deciding if they can move. I get heaps of emails every week asking me where they can start the process, what it involves and some asking for personal advice.
I’m not a migration agent, I’m not MARA registered, so I cannot give advice to anyone. My blogs are written to give you practical and emotional information to equip you with the skills and resilience to make the move to Australia and survive. If people ask me for advice, I refer them onto migration agents that will be able to answer their questions about their individual circumstances.
A few months ago I heard about a family who is facing ministerial intervention as their very last resort to try to remain in Australia. All because their visa applications were not thoroughly done by a migration agent.
This family have lived in Australia for almost a decade but due to circumstances beyond their control, they were never able to apply for PR until recently. But when they did, their world fell apart. Here is their story.
Are you wondering whether to make the move to Australia or New Zealand? Or are you living in New Zealand but wondering if a move to Australia is a good idea? Today I speak to one family about their journey from South Africa to New Zealand to Australia.
South African Carl and Kiwi Mel live in Perth with their daughter, but that wasn’t always the case. After Carl left Cape Town for New Zealand, he met his wife and they lived in New Zealand for 11 years. They’ve now been in Perth for 6 years and have got a fair idea about life in each country, and they’ve graciously agreed to share their personal opinions about the differences in the countries on my blog.
Thank you Carl and Mel!
If you’re in the process of emigrating to Australia from South Africa, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to move your money to Australia. You may also be considering cashing in your retirement annuities and bringing the money to Australia to help you set up your new life down under. If you are, I’ve got great news for you! Rand Rescue’s Henrico Kotze is coming to South Africa in June and July 2018, speaking to people who are about to make the big move.