Did you know South Africa is among the countries with the largest number of immigrants in Africa? Kenya comes 4th -after Nigeria and Ivory Coast. Kenya is not only the leading receiving country in East Africa but also the main sending country to Eastern and Southern Africa. But why go south?
According to data, South Africa also tops the best countries to live in Africa. It has some of the world’s most beautiful cities. It also leads in press freedom, private property rights and has a good number of globally ranked universities. Plus, direct flights from Nairobi to Cape Town, 10 times a week! It is a small world in deed.
The cost of living is quite low compared to other destination countries. If lunchtime finds you in Strand Street, Cape Town, find a KFC and get yourself a Double crunch burger! It will cost you around Ksh 350 compared to the Ksh 590 Lunchbox crunch Burger in KFC Garden City, Nairobi.
However all that glitters is not gold. The gold-rich South Africa is not an exception. When it comes to personal rights and freedoms, SA shines through. But like any other country, SA has also its biggest weakness -violent crimes. Cities in South Africa are inclined to violence night and day. Violent crimes have been ascribed to various factors including high levels of inequality, poverty, unemployment, social exclusion and marginalization.
As Marie Curie said, “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Diaspora Interlink recognizes the need to guide citizens planning to move to foreign countries –from applying for visa to planning your stay. Before you get on your way down to the “Rainbow nation” please contact us for consultation and much more. From Gauteng to the purple Jacaranda City, from Johannesburg to coastal waters of Durban, from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, South Africa is only a step away from home through Diaspora Interlink.