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Work in South Africa

Have you always had a bit of an adventurer in you? Do you like the idea of working in a totally different environment? Well if so South Africa could be the place for you. 

Its currency is Zarr and the main offical languages spoken here are English, Afrikaan, Zulu and Xhosa. If a country where you can get the chance to see a lion, wildebeest and a cheetah run free, then check out Careertrotter, because we might just have the language jobs for you.

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A Place To Call Your Own:

        So you've found the language job you are looking for and it's in South Africa, obviously the next big step is to find a place to live. Well we've done some research and written up the average price range per month for renting apartments below: 

                                                                    Average Price Range per Month:

1 Bed Apartment (City Centre):                              3,000R - 7,000R

1 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre):              2,800R - 5,500R

3 Bed Apartment (City Centre):                              6,000R - 15,000R

3 Bed Apartment (Outside City Centre):              5,500R - 11,000R

like many other places accross the EU, when you rent you will be asked for a secuity deposit to secure your apartment.

To help you with your search here are a few links:

Shopping in South Africa:

After sorting out a place to live, surely you'll want to go shopping, so you can have food in for lunch at work or even when you just want to stay in and relax. For you we have a compiled a short list of the essentials like milk and bread,  just so you can get an idea of what the prices arer like in South Africa.

Milk (1LITRE)            11.88R                    Potatoes (1KG)             13.05R

Eggs (12)                    20.96R                    White Bread                  11.01R

Cigarettes                 35.00R                    Beer  (Store)                  14.38R

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Public Transport:

Public transport in South Africa is quite limited but there are ways to get around it, once you get used to timetables.


The bus is the cheapest option, if you are watching your pennys, the only thing is there are limited services during the day and not much on the weekend.


The taxi stands are usually in popular areas of towns and cities so they should always be easy to find. Getting them to your house, you just need to call a taxi company.

Minibus Taxi:

This is a bus sized taxi that you will share with your fellow South Africans, just remember these minibus taxi's do not leave until they are full, so if you are in a rush, maybe think of something else.


The train system connects you to all other major cities, so its easy to fget around and explore more of what South Africa has to offer.

The Tax System:

 The tax system in South Africa falls under 6 different rates for income tax, such ranges fall between 18% and 41% depeding on your level of income. As a resident of SSouth Africa you must pay tax on all income your recieve from South Africa and Abroad, but as a non-resident you only have to pay tax on money your earn in South Africa.

Setting up a Bank Account:

Setting up a bank account in South Africa can be a little drawn out and stressfull but thats ok we are here to help. We are here to tell you what you need and how you can get it. So without further adue lets jump right in shall we?

  • Proof of identity (passport or work permit) 
  • Proof of address (utility bill or a copy of your lease)
  • Reference from your existing bank. This could take some time, but is usually just a letter stating your credit and debt history with your current bank.
  • You will need a letter from your employer, stating that you are their employee and the monthly sum f your salery.
  • Lastly you will need a sum of money (to be decided by the bank) this is known as a deposit to open the account. (It is NOT a Fee), the money is all yours.

So don't your feel better? Its not that bad once you know what needs doing.
The Most Common Banks in South Africa:

​​If you are interested in working abroad in South Africa, why not register with us today, or even get in touch with us. Check out our team and get to know us. Talk soon. 

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