South Africa with a population of over 56.72 million people is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 24th largest country in the world.
With a relatively cheap cost of living and a booming population, survival in South Africa is highly competitive.
Located on the southern tip of Africa, the Country has eleven official languages; Afrikaans, English, IsiNdebele, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga. Don’t be scared you are not going to speak all in order to survive there.
But It’s important that you know that there is nine provinces in the Country; from Northern Cape to the North West and Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Natal.
There are two capital; Pretoria – the executive capital and Cape Town (the Legislative capital).
Apart from Xenophobia which has painted the giant of Southern African black in recent times, South Africa is the home of natural beauty and was named the 5th Most Beautiful Country in the World in 2017.
In terms of the World Inclusive index, South Africa is the best in Africa and the 3rd in the World. It is better than Australia, London, Switzerland according to World Inclusive index.
Cost of living in the country is better than London, for instance, rent is 62.78% lower than in South Africa than in London,
restaurant prices are 50.95% lower than in London.
If you want to survive in South Africa, you have to:
1. Hustle hard:
The Country is always working and the only way to fit in is to carve a niche for yourself and hustle hard. There is no substitute for hard work or working smart
2. Keep your ears on the ground.
Opportunities are everywhere, keep your ears and eyes open.
3. Be creative
There are thousands of opportunities for creative people and you can’t afford to be left out. Learn a skill, and develop yourself.
You have to persevere and be ready to adapt to any condition
5. Have a network
You can’t survive in South Africa without a good, strong and reliable network. Make sure you grow your network consistently. Relationship is the greatest asset in life, build it, value it and maintain it.
6. Flee from Laziness
Laziness breeds poverty. If you want to survive in South Africa run away from laziness and do something that can add value to your life.
Living in South Africa can offer you a unique experience and opportunity to enjoy a diverse and rich culture and a taste of natural reserves unique only to Africa with all manners of wildlife.