South Africa to those who don’t know is located on the southern point of Africa. You will be amazed at the diversity of culture within the borders of a single country in South Africa. South African expats experience a plethora of experiences in a single day. If the number of languages spoken is any indication of the range of cultures South African expats experience, then be prepared to be shocked as the constitutionally recognized language count is 11.
With such a broad range of regional differences, it’s no wonder that South African expats find it easy to find a place to fit their needs. With the world renowned outdoor lifestyle, high standards of living, and opportunities in virtually every field of work, it’s no wonder that South African expats find it an ideal place to live. Everyone from retirees to young adults find South Africa a wonderful place to live due to the low cost of living, making those with even a modest income by other countries’ standards feel like a high roller. With easy access to luxury living, South African expats find the lifestyle amidst the regional cultures a rewarding experience.
With the economy remaining stable amidst a global recession (with the credit due to conservative exchange controls from the financial sector) South African expats have enjoyed little to no disruption in the quality of life. Due to world-class health care systems and education systems that are ranked internationally the residents experience all the benefits available in the largest of countries.
Job opportunities are abundant for expats due to the skill shortages in many job sectors which gives the educated many opportunities not available to them elsewhere in the world. Private security is in high demand, giving those with the specialized skills required their choice of many available positions.
The most popular cities in which South African expats choose to live are Cape Town, and Johannesburg. Cape Town, which is often lovingly referred to as the Mother City, offers 24 hours of business a day, clean air, beaches, mountain view vistas and plenty of space to suit any need.
With political representation in the constitutional democracy for ethnic groups within the country, it makes the country an appealing place to live for many seeking fair treatment. Since the country exercises a parliamentary republic, it differs from most as the Head of State, and Head of Governments are merged into a Presidential position. South Africa also contains the largest communities of European, and Asian descent, giving the country a very racially diverse culture.
South Africa also contains some of the largest and oldest archaeological sites on the continent; among these is the “Cradle of Humankind” which contains Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Gondolin Cave Kromdraai, Coopers Cave and Malapa. The history of South Africa is unmistakable, and the benefits far outweigh any negatives; therefore it is no wonder that so many South African expats choose to live there. The culture is beyond compare to any other country in the world, and no place else in the world can claim a history as rich and diverse.