Our recommended Top 4 priorities to tackle when moving to South Africa
Time frames for South African visa applications can vary from a few weeks up to several months, so it is paramount to start as soon as possible! To get some guidance and help about the various types of visa available including their eligibility criteria, visit the South African Home Affairs website.
Whether you are planning on renting or buying a property, our suggestion is to visit websites such as www.property24.com, www.remax.co.za and www.rawson.co.za in order to check the types of property available and their costs.
The education system in South Africa has recently come under the spotlight. Until the deeply rooted crisis gets resolved, choosing the right school for your children will be more critical than ever, so start by visiting the parents and guardians section of the Department of Education for generic information. www.private-schools.co.za has a comprehensive directory of private schools by province
Although national public healthcare is available, it is recommended to take out comprehensive private medical insurance. With more than 100 insurers to choose from, you will need to compare the various packages offered by local providers such as Discovery, Bonitas and Momentum or international insurers such as BUPA International, Axa PPP and William Russell.