Ny i Sydafrika?

Som ny i Sydafrika kan det være vanskeligt at finde hoved og hale i alle de nye forventninger og indtryk; hvad med sikkerheden?, hvor skal vi bo?, kan man købe Lurpak?, hvordan er trafikken?

Danish Society forsøger på denne side at informere bedst muligt om emner, som kan gøre overgangen nemmere for dig og din familie. Du kan starte med at undersøge de sider vi linker til på denne side, og på siden med ‘Danish contact’, samt besøge vores Facebook-side og stille spørgsmål dér, hvis du stadig mangler svar.

Generelle informationer og ledetråde:

> Udenrigsministeriets rejsevejledning for Sydafrika  

> Udenrigsministeriets landefakta for Sydafrika

> Internations’s expatriate guide (kræver gratis medlemskab)

> ExpatArrival’s Johannesburg guide


Funny Stuff

You know you’re in Johannesburg when…..

+ The person in front of you in traffic this morning was hijacked and you got irritated because he made you miss the robot.

+ While eating dinner a news item comes on TV about a family of six slaughtered in their home, and you ask someone to pass you the salt.

+ You never think of taxis in terms of ‘public transport’.

+ You have a minimum of five worst taxi stories.

+ While waiting at the ATM the bank is robbed by armed gunmen, but you’ll be damned if you’re going to lose your place in the queue.

+ You’re suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.

+ The last time you drove your car without swearing at someone was when you took your drive test.

+ It takes you an hour and a half to drive 5km to work in the morning and you think wow, good traffic day.

+ Every time you find your car parked where you left it you are genuinely surprised.

+ You’ve never been to Melville or Rockey St but love Sandton City.

+ You can get into a four-hour argument about the quickest way out of Sunninghill after work on a Friday, but can’t find Boksburg on a map.

+ Prostitutes and the homeless are invisible.

+ You’ve seriously considered shooting someone.

+ You have more barbed wire around your home than Diepkloof Prison.

+ You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.

+ You consider a postage-stamp sized patch of grass a garden.

+ You consider Midrand the ‘country-side’

+ You happily pay R3500.00 a month for a townhouse in the north the size of a cupboard, but think R2.50 for a loaf of bread is a disgrace.

+ The last time you visited the coast you paid more in accumulated speeding fines than you did for the entire holiday.

+ Your monthly car insurance is more than most of the people in SA’s car repayments.

+ What are stars?

+ You own hiking boots and a 4WD, neither of which have ever touched dirt.

+ You actually take fashion seriously.

+ Being truly alone makes you ‘go for your gun’.

+ You have 20 different menus next to your phone.

+ SA south of the Vaal is still theoretical to you.

+ You can carry R350 worth of groceries in one plastic bag.

+ You don’t hear gunfire anymore.