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Located at the extreme south of the continent, South Africa attracts lots of expatriates. This multiethnic country offers a cosmopolitan environment to which expats can easily adapt and live in, as symbolized by the national motto "Unity in Diversity".

Skilled expatriates looking for career prospects can find opportunities in the management, IT, engineering or teaching sectors.

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Thanks to its developed economy and rising growth rate, South Africa has become a top destination for expatriates worldwide. Whether you are planning to work, study or set up a business in the country, several opportunities are available.

South Africa is a big country with many landscapes, cultures, languages, and lifestyles. It’s a friendly digital nomad destination — and yet, a relatively unexplored one.

Johannesburg is a young, vibrant cosmopolitan metropolis with a diverse population and a fascinating history. Known affectionately as “Jo’burg” or “Jozi” by the 4.4 million people who call it home, the city is the largest in South Africa and the second-largest on the continent.

Young and dynamic, Durban attracts many expatriates by its lively and bustling environment, its pleasant climate and its tourist cachet. CNN reports aptly that ‘Joburg is trendy, Cape Town is glamorous, but Durban is cool’. Indeed, situated on the coast as well as close to many typical Zulu cultural sites, the city hosts an intercultural mix of spice markets, theatres and art galleries as well as very popular tourist attractions.

Being one of the biggest and most densely populated South African cities, Cape Town is full of opportunities. Cape Town – also known as the 'Mother City' – attracts foreign nationals not only for its prosperous economy but also for its diverse and multicultural environment along with various leisure activities. As a supply to the demand, Cape Town also provides a range of accommodation to expatriates looking forward to settle there.

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An American expat living in Cape Town as a trailing / accompanying spouse with his husband.

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Maple and Marula

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Ive been many things. A university English instructor, a picker upper of dead bodies, a musician, and a sales guy. My work brought me and my family from Vancouver, Canada to Pretoria, South Africa in September 2016, and Im still wondering how that happened. I started this blog mostly because my friends back in Canada kept asking me how things were in South Africa, and posting about my experiences seemed more efficient than repeating myself hundreds of times. Maple and Marula is a way for me to make sense of my new surroundings as an expat who has no idea what Im doing.

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Welcome come enjoy a cup of tea with me and notice the Extraordinary in Living an Ordinary Life Abroad. It's time to slow down & translate the joys of everyday life in a different culture.

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