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African Gifts in the UK ~ A “Local Is Lekker” Gift Guide

This is an African inspired Christmas Gift Guide with a difference. All the companies listed in this guide are businesses owned by ex-Zimbabweans or ex-South Africans who now live in the UK. Back home we have a saying, “Local is Lekker”, which is basically our version of support local. Whilst …

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Moving your children from school in South Africa to school in the UK

So you’ve decided to move to the U.K. Now it’s time to start thinking about when your children will go to school. It’s time to consider how schooling in the UK is different to school in South Africa. You need to find out what you need to do to prepare …

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Laetitia – Building a new life in New Zealand

This is the first interview I’ve done for my Migration Generation Podcast. In it, I interview Laeticia Corder, a South Africa mom of one who immigrated to New Zealand in 2019. When I met Tish, and for some time after, I thought she would be one of the last people …

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The main reasons people leave South Africa.

In this post, I highlight what some of the main reasons people leave South Africa are. There appears to have been a sharp increase in the number of people leaving South Africa in the past few years. However, migration is something that has been happening for decades, all over the …

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The Migration Generation

When I left Zimbabwe in 2000 I left to explore the world. Zimbabwe was spiralling into chaos with the violent land grabs of white-owned farms, government opposition fighting and a sense of fear as the future we’d grown up thinking was going to be, suddenly didn’t exist anymore. And so …