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Key Expatriate Websites and Resources

Articles on South Africa
Business and Economy in South Africa
Embassies, Consulates, and Immigration
News and Media in South Africa
Recommended Reading on South Africa
Travel Information for South Africa

Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in South Africa
Volunteer at a South African Game Preserve with GVI: Getting Up Close to an African Safari by Giving of Yourself by Lisa M. Chavis
Volunteer at the Lion Park in South Africa by Sergio and Pat Pastore
Volunteer in South Africa Rehabilitating the Penguins of SANCCOB by Jane Stanfield
Study Abroad in South Africa by Adam Karlin
Sensible Rules for Safe Travel in South Africa: Tips to Enjoy a Culturally Varied and Naturally Beautiful Country by Pearl Harris
Coffee Bay: Discovering the Culture of the Xhosa People of South Africa's Wild Coast by Tanya Linnegar
Budget South African Safaris by David A. Smith
Diving with Sharks in South Africa: Learn the Whole Truth by Sharon Harris
Cape Town, South Africa: Africa's Gay Capital by Harry Preston

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 Business and Economy in South Africa

Business Culture Guides, www.executiveplanet.com, is a business culture guide for the international traveler, with a section on South Africa.

Independent Marketing Council of South Africa, www.imc.org.za

South African Department of Trade and Industry, www.dti.gov.za

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), www.agoa.gov, is U.S. legislation enacted in 2000, which grants 37 African countries special trade and economic benefits with the U.S., including South Africa.

World Trade Organization regulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its members, including South Africa.

International Monetary Fund promotes financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its 188 member countries. The website provides country information (with a section on South Africa) and a number of publications, including the World Economic Outlook.

U.S. Government Export Portal publishes Country & Industry Market Reports, Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad, including South Africa.

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources for South Africa

Askalo South Africa, www.askalo.co.za, is a Q&A community which allows expats to ask their own questions about any local topic and share their own tips and recommendations. This is an expat tool to help everyone discover useful experiences in all major cities across South Africa.

BritishExpats.com is a website dedicated to British expats around the world, including postings from South Africa.

Expat Arrivals offers a section which includes much useful advice on moving and living in South Africa.

Expat Blog is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for South Africa.

Expatriates.com is an online community for expatriates, has a section on South Africa, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

Locanto South Africa, www.locanto.co.za, is a classifieds community which allows expats to buy, sell, and trade goods, meet new people and more in every city in South Africa.

Yalwa South Africa, www.yalwa.co.za, a business directory which allows expats to quickly locate and browse various local services offered in every city in South Africa.

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 News and Media in South Africa

Mail & Guardian Online, www.mg.co.za, is a major national paper with an online presence.

The Star is a Johannesburg-based daily newspaper.

AllAfrica, allafrica.com, provides content from over 125 African news organizations, with a section on South Africa.

South African Institute of International Affairs, www.saiia.org.za, is an independent non-governmental organization promoting a wider and more informed understanding of international issues among South Africans.

Kidon Media Link is an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in South Africa.

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 Recommended Reading on South Africa
Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland by Mary Fitzpatrick and Kate Armstrong
Frommer's South Africa by Pippa de Bruyn
Fodor's Exploring South Africa by Fodor's
The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland by Tony Pinchuck, Barbara McCrea, Donald Reid, and Greg Mthembu-Salter
Insight Guide South Africa by Jason Mitchell
South Africa Eyewitness Travel Guides by DK Publishing
Beyond the Miracle: Inside the New South Africa by Allister Sparks
A History of South Africa by Leonard Thompson
Lonely Planet Southern Africa by Alan Murphy, Kate Armstrong, Matthew Firestone, and Mary Fitzpatrick
Southern African Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide by Unwin Mike
Africa Overland: 4x4-Motorbike-Bicycle-Truck by Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons

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 Travel Information for South Africa

Welcome to South Africa, www.southafrica.net, is the official South African Tourism website.

SouthAfrica.Info, www.southafrica.info, is a gateway to South Africa, providing much useful information.

Environment & Tourism is a website by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information about Africa in its Explore Africa section, including South Africa.

Rough Guides Destinations offers much useful travel advice and information for most countries, with a section on Africa, including South Africa.

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa encourages and publicizes fair and responsible business practice by the tourism industry in South Africa.