Expat South Africa News

Latest 10 news items tagged South Africa

28 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Pornographic beachside sculptures enrage Brit expats on Costa Blanca

As if the Costa Crime Wave isn’t enough, expat families on Spain’s Costa Blanca now have pornographic metal artworks backing the beach. British expats in Alicante’s popular Altea town are in a state of shock/horror and have been rushing to complain to their local authority about a new feature backing a favourite family-oriental beach in the popular city. The sexually-graphic sculptures appeared almost overnight and started a riot amongst expats and tourists alike. X-rated sex including threesomes was the main theme of the...
22 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Brit residents and expats warned yet again about financial scammers

According to the UK’s financial regulator, very few retirement savers are smart enough to spot a financial scam. In spite of numerous, regular warnings from the UK’s financial regulators as well as from other online sources, both British residents and expats are too slow to spot financial scammers. A recent report estimates that the majority of those approached either online or offline decide to follow the scammer’s advice within just 24 hours of receiving an offer. The report doesn’t discriminate between British residents...
13 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats can now banish toxic energy in the home with Feng Shui

Brit expats in Spain’s Costa del Sol can now have their homes Feng Shui’d by an expert. Originally from China, Feng Shui is an incredibly ancient and still ongoing method of ensuring your home is happy and full of positive energy by identifying the aspects of the house’s placing, design and contents which are contributing to the destructive force of bad energy. Granted that it’s considered weird at best and a con at worst by Westerners in general, belief in its power has still helped many Westerners cut back on worry and...
12 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Spain welcome Tesco favourites in new supermarket chain

Brit expats in the southern Spanish region of Murcia now have a huge choice of Tesco favourites via a new supermarket chain. Walking into the new Food Co store in Puerto de Mazarron is now just like the weekly Tesco supermarket shopping back in the UK. The huge, supermarket-style shop itself is the largest in the province, and is now crammed with literally thousands of British foodie favourites due to a deal between Tesco and the store. British expats from all across the Costa Blanca flocked to the supermarket once the news got...
6 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Mauritius affordable golden visa lures expat investors

With worldwide property investment still a favourite for expat professionals, Mauritius’s recent rule relaxation should prove of interest to those with spare cash. Already well-received in the worldwide expat property investment community, Mauritius’s recent relaxation of several rules governing property and residency has resulted in a fairly dramatic surge in interest. As a result of the changes, the small Indian Ocean island and its 1.2 million population are now accessible to any expat with $500,000 to spare. For this amount,...
4 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Benalmadena expats horrified by psychopathic killings of animals in local park

British expats in Spain's popular Benalmadena are being warned about a possible psychopath killing animals in the town’s park. British expats are branding as a psychopath the unknown person responsible for decapitating rabbits and injuring other animals in the city’s popular Paloma Park. The city’s large expat community was horrified when a local resident shared online images of one decapitated rabbit as well as the news that she’d found more seriously injured rabbits in the park as well as several dead birds. Branding the...
24 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expats urged to guard against fraudulent text messages

In this internet age, texting is a big part of most peoples’ daily lives, whether they’re living in their country of birth or overseas as an expat. There’s no doubt that texts are an aid to businesses as well as for those keeping in touch with their friends and families at home and away. Unfortunately, not all texts messages are what they seem, as they’re also a convenient tool for fraudsters looking to part the unwary from their money. One absolute favourite is a text seemingly from the UK’s HM Revenue and Customs informing...
21 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Controversy continues over effect of compulsory health insurance for expats in Thailand

Heartbreak looms for elderly expats in Thailand via compulsory private health insurance. Whilst it seems the present requirement is to be mandatory for expats arriving on the O-A so-called retirement visa, and also on its annual extensions, there’s still a great deal of confusion about expat retirees whose retirement visas are of the ‘O’ type. At present, the interpretation of official immigration announcements seems to exempt this class of visa from compulsory private health insurance, but Thailand is Thailand and things...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expat-run horse rescue centre in Spain now dried out but running short of feed

The expat-run Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre based in Rojales is now dry, but is facing a chronic shortage of feed for 140 horses, ponies and other rescued livestock .During the bibilical floods caused by the gota fria weather phenomenon, the centre escaped the worst of the waters although the struggle to deal with the torrential rainfall went on for days. Expats and locals feared the worst when the Segura River overflowed its banks but, by a miracle, it didn’t flood the centre. Hundreds of animals including horses, donkeys, ponies,...
25 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Does the ongoing Brexit chaos affect Brit expats in Thailand?

Without a doubt, Brexit has become a disaster for British expats living anywhere in the EU, but how is it affecting those who chose Southeast Asia as their destination? The political turmoil caused by what was sold to the general public as a non-binding advisory referendum hasn’t just resulted in expat dreams being shattered all across Europe, it’s also hurt UK nationals living, retiring or working in the rest of the world including Southeast Asia. During the past three years, the value of sterling has fallen dramatically,...