Is there any one here who is living\working in South Africa( Johannesburg ) .My cousin got an offer to work from Johannesburg , the offer sounds good with house ,car, maid etc provided by the company,but South Africa is a completely new country to our family no body we know has ever gone there or worked there
Hence if you have any idea on the cost of living, good schools (any chance of Indian food)etc please do let me know
I heard its very hot in Africa, irrespective of north-south. Also as the earth revolves, the north and south africas tend to swap themselves. Just like north and south korea.Cheeky buggers.
I remember reading somewhere that there is some epidemic over there and some doctor called Livingstone has been dispatched to handle it, and some Stanley dude and some Richard Burton chappie, though I suspect this Burton has gone to scout for film locations.
But then I could be wrong, my mind tends to wander sometimes.
I worked in Liberty life, Johannesburg, South Africa for 1 year(deputed from my company). Nice weather, Road are very good, People speaks Africans, English, you will get all indian food - Securtywise a bit worry. Car is a must. Place is good to live. Al the best to your brother..
I'm a born and bred South African and Johannesburg (Jo'burg, to the locals) resident. I'm not sure how your currency compares to ours, but the cost of living isn't that high. If your cousin's job includes all those perks, he should earn more than enough to live on.
Most of the schools in the cities are quite decent, although some of the schools in rural areas have a poor reputation. Almost everyone that your cousin will deal with can speak English.
We have a beautiful country and wonderful weather, but the crime-rate is worrying; though you should be okay as long as you stay out of the dodgy areas. As muse said, a car is a must. Our public transport network has improved with the introduction of the Gautrain (a train which runs around the Johannesburg/Pretoria areas). but it can't be compared to the US or the UK.
Lastly, yes, we have Indian food.
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