New members of the South Africa forum, introduce yourself here – 2016

Hi all,

Newbie on the South Africa forum? Don’t know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country, or to tell us more on your expat projects in South Africa if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

PD : The thread New members of the South Africa forum, introduce yourself here – 4th quarter of 2015 continues below!

Im olabode,accountant and marketing expert by proffetion,l want to know how easier to get residence permite,if l want to start  a busness in south africa.

i'm, Mr Lokoho Ehomba Lambert . from DRC congo

Hi All,
I am Emily from North West of England. I have just applied for my visa to move to Cape Town, super excited!!
Any tips, advice, recommendations- all welcome! 😊

Hi All Im From Ethiopia But I Live In South Africa    I Would Like To Go Germany


My name is Brooke. I am Canadian but living in Cape Town with my husband. I am waiting for my work visa to come through so that I can work as a Nurse in Cape Town.
I would love to meet any other Canadians or Americans living in Cape Town as I do find myself homesick from time to time!

I'm John from Texas. Traveling to Joburg in June. I'm retired military and intent to continue my education at the university of Johannesburg. Looking for a place with reliable public transportation to and from the university.


My name is Kristine. I am a Filipino who moved in Johannesburg a few days back. I am going to stay here for a while.

I would love to meet any other Asians living in Johannesburg.


Hi, my name is Vanessa from Ghana, am living in the UAE Dubai and I would want to relocate to South Africa Cape Town next year January 2017. Any advice on getting which kind of visa and how to meet new people

Hi I am Isaac a Ghanaian living in south africaa as a teacher. Will be very grateful with directions on how to secure my permanent quota work pwermit expires on 2017

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Hello  :) I am Regine, living here in the Philippines. I'm a licensed teacher. I am currently seeking work opportunities in Cape Town.  :heart:

reginagrace :

Hello  :) I am Regine, living here in the Philippines. I'm a licensed teacher. I am currently seeking work opportunities in Cape Town.  :heart:

Welcome on board Regine :cheers:

Concerning jobs hunt, please create a detailed cv in the Jobs offers in South Africa section of the site.

All the best :top:


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Hello there, Im also Filipino and I arrived Joburg last July and im feeling homesick now and Im trying to look for a job.; How are you?

i am must apply or respond to adverts.

Hi, I am in South Africa busy planning our move to NZ, I was wondering if you could give me some information about how the school transfer process works. My daughter is in primary school and will need to be enrolled when we arrive.

hi beautiful people;
I am Tariq, 26 years old from Algeria.
I am so interested to live and work in SA.
I've got master degree in telecommunications systems, and i am currently working at the Space Agency as a Satellite Operator since almost 2 years.
I would be thankful for anyone who can recommend anything helpful.
Thanks everyone.

Hi everyone! I am Anastasiya from Uzbekistan. I am ethnic Russian. I am moving to Johannesburg in September. My fiance is South African and we are getting married.

thank you for email...
Im going to register in kolleg of languege and after that i will be search to a job for permanent resident.
Im welding inspactor , do you now my feild job is ok in south africa???
thamk you for answering

Hello hello,
I am from Singapore. Wil be going to south Africa in October for holidays but also trying to find a basic administration job before i can move permanently there... hope to get some help


I am from India and recently moved to Capetown on work assignment. I work for Pharmaceutical company Cipla Medpro. Look forward to some adventure and meeting new people. Quite excited about exploring the country and culture.


My name is Susan.  I lived in South Africa in the mid 70's (ex-husband was South African) and my daughter and I returned for 5 weeks not long ago.  I fell in love with the country  again, and am planning to move to the Cape Town area in about a year.  Looking forward to tips or advice.  Glad to have found y'all...

am namwanza henry lawyer by profession from uganda kampala i want to move to south africa any help

I am an American who is seriously considering moving to South Africa.....Port Elizabeth especially......I have much to learn about your country and the differences I will encounter.......I am still in the initial planning phase, but I thought I could use this forum to make new friends for when I do move there......I already know several people from Facebook in Port Elizabeth and I care about them greatly......wonderful people....

I could use guidance on what to expect, help in finding a room to rent, information about passports, Visas, etc.....I am slowly learning from searching online, but if there are any former Americans in this group, I could learn much from you......when I do finally find a place and go there, it would be nice to have friends already, people who share my interests, etc......

Thank you again and God bless you.....Johnny

Hi Everyone and welcome on board  :)

@ Johnny, do not hesitate to go through the articles in the Living in South Africa guide and the Blogs from expats in South Africa to gather as much information as possible.

If you have any specific query, launching a new topic on the South Africa forum will surely help you get some hints.

All the very best,

Hi I am Majed and  I am Civil Engineer and I will move to j'burg Jan 2017.

Hi we really want to move to NL. My husband is a ÑDO (non destructive onderzoeker). We have 2 kids 8 and 5 years. I am a Kohin youth coach in a high school. Currently staying in Sasolburg. Where to now? What do we need. Already in proces of getting underbridge certificates and have passports. Sending CV's in like crazy.
Thank you.

Hi , Ismail (Electrical engineer)  from Libya . living in JHB south Africa

Hi I'm Kenza

I've been living South Africa since 2013 with my SA husband and have 2 beautiful little girls.  We're looking to connect with the Expat community in PTA.

My name is John. I am a Project Management Professional and a Risk Management professional as well as a project management trainer. My wife (Bsc Elec Engineering and I would like to move to Mauritius and start a project management  and training company.
Is their anyone that can help us?

Thank you

I have handwritten visa in my that fake or original???

Hello everyone, I am considering to move to Johannesburg for a job.
I am married with two children (8 & 10 years old), we are Spanish and we live in Madrid.

Could anyone tell me your opinion about the life stile in Johannesburg, security, how expensive is the cost of renting a house, school for kids, transportation... ;-) or guide me through the forums...

We are considering this seriously, I have a chance to be offered a good job in Johannesburg, and this is a big change for me and my family.

Thank you very much in advance.


I am a native South African working as an Independent Communications for Development Specialist. I am passionate about the environment and focus on water, food and energy issues. I also enjoy renovating properties and currently have a 2 bed garden villa available to rent in Pretoria East which you can find under the property listings.

I have worked in rural communities across the region and still behave like a tourist in my own country. I can help you plan amazing trips around the country that will take you off the beaten track and keep you safe.

Hi I'm mohamed from egypt I live in port elizabeth  hope we can be friends  .Regards

Hi, my name is Kevin. Originally from Ghana but currently residing in Cape Town. I am currently job seeking in order to apply for a working permit. would be glad for any assistance offered. Thank you !

Hi everybody and welcome on board  :)

@ Kevin,

You will find some relevant information by reading the Work in Cape Town article of the Living in South Africa guide.

In addition to that, please create your cv and an advert in the Jobs in Cape Town section of the website, you may get some offers.

All the best,

The laws have been changed so it is best to get the right contacts to help you get the job done for you..Am also from ghana..**

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Hello everyone! Im from Turkey, will be living in Richmond very soon.. Hope to meet with you guys:)

Hi there

Would love to meet with you?   

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