Latest News with Expats tag

Strong Pound Buys More For Expats

17th January 2016

Currency exchange rate fluctuation can have a big impact on the expat life, especially if we take in consideration that the South African Rand was one of the world’s worst-performing currencies in 2015 after dropping more than 26% and continued to slide another 15% in the first trading days of the new year. The Pound […]

South African Rand Devaluation

4th January 2016

The South African Rand has fallen to an all-time low against not just the US Dollar but against many of its other counterparts, including the British pound.  The dramatic depreciation of the Rand started at the end of 2010 but the devaluation has aggressively picked up during this past year.  Living in South Africa as […]

The Effect of Currency Exchange Rates on Expats

28th December 2015

One of the critical issues that many expats need to deal with is the constant battle with the currency exchange rate movements.  With more than 200,000 British expats living in South Africa, large sums of money are transferred between the two countries and between the South African Rand and the British Pound.  Many of the […]

Living as a UK expat in South Africa, Economic benefits

20th December 2015

Living as a UK expat in South Africa comes with a lot of benefits; it brings a good quality of life, low cost of living and a warm climate.  Since British expats are not required to register with British authorities, we can only have an estimated figure of the British diaspora, but nevertheless, the South […]