There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

Moving to Johannesburg may mean that you have to give up friends and family, your job, your home country, familiar sights and a host of other things. What moving to Joburg definitely does not mean is having to give up a spirit of adventure, a love of the outdoors, the arts, museums, historic walks… Read more
After living in global capitals such as London, Paris and Amsterdam, Heloise Van Beerschoten-Roschlau chose to settle in Johannesburg. An entrepreneurial spirit able to recognise Africa's deep market potential, Heloise started an import company in 1996. Despite struggling with local inefficiencies… Read more
Christine is an Australian expat who moved to South Africa in 1993. Within a week of arriving, she joined a tour operator which launched her career in the tourism business. From 2001 to 2012 she worked in Tanzania and started Zanzibar Unique, a tour operator that plans everything from short… Read more
Arnd Herrmann worked for several blue-chip companies in Europe and decided to make South Africa his new home after his first business trip to the country in 1994. He and his family spent five years in the country before moving back to Europe, only to return to the ‘World in a Country’ in 2005. In… Read more
Heather Mason is a writer, photographer and the blogger behind which chronicles her experiences in Johannesburg. Through her work and her adventurous spirit, she has come to know the City of Gold better than most. She also has a section of her blog dedicated to the Melville Cat, who… Read more
Srinath Sethuraman is an Indian expat who lived in Johannesburg, South Africa for two years to work in the IT industry. He found it an easy transition because of Johannesburg's large Indian expat community and the friendliness of local South Africans. For more information about… Read more