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A podcast intended to cover all aspects of life as an Expat. The pros, cons and experiences of living abroad.
Whether you have made the international move or are still contemplating over the idea, this is the podcast you want to be tuned into.

Ons vir jou... Wat nou‪?‬ Onsvirjou

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A podcast intended to cover all aspects of life as an Expat. The pros, cons and experiences of living abroad.
Whether you have made the international move or are still contemplating over the idea, this is the podcast you want to be tuned into.

    S2 EP5: Giving Birth Abroad

    S2 EP5: Giving Birth Abroad

    In this episode Eduan and Corrie are talking to 2 friends; Luzahn in the Netherlands and Jean-ria in the Caymens to discuss their experience of Giving birth abroad.

    We look into what their biggest concerns were, we look into the costs and hear some great tips for first timers…

    We also discuss how they managed the gap of not having family and the support structures in place that would normally be there when living in your own country.

    SAFFA INDEX – Pampers premium

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    Shout outs:
    Music and sound editing: Etienne Swanepoel (from @africa_withet).

    • 35 min.
    S2 EP4: Buying property as an Expat

    S2 EP4: Buying property as an Expat

    CJ and Eduan caught up with Ralf from Expat Mortgages and Cherene from Expat Property Brokers recently.

    Both are experts in their field and in the Dutch property market.

    Buying a house or property as an expat in a foreign country (or in your new home country) can be a daunting experience. But in The Netherlands this could potentially turn into a very pleasant experience if you have Expat Property Brokers and Expat Mortgages in your corner of the ring.

    Expat Mortgages: ralf@expatmortgages.nl ; www.expatmortgages.nl ;+31 (0)20 7173908 ; you can also find them on facebook and instagram

    Expat Property Brokers: cherene@expatprop.nl or info@expatprop.nl | +31 30 22 71 99 0 ; www.expatprop.nl ; you can also find them on facebook and and instagram

    NOTE: When contacting either Expat Property Brokers or Expat Mortgages please reference "Ons vir jou, wat nou? Podcast" .

    Ons vir Jou Podcast recently agreed an affiliation programme with Expat Mortgages and Expat Property Brokers, which might in turn offer a small financial reward for us so that we are able to continue to run this platform and create the awesome expat community that we are striving for in the long run.

    SAFFA INDEX – Electricity (Kwh)

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    Shout outs:
    Music and sound editing: Etienne Swanepoel (from @africa_withet).

    • 51 min.
    S2 EP3: Moving with kids - Parenthood abroad

    S2 EP3: Moving with kids - Parenthood abroad

    In episode 3 of Ubuntu Tips & Tricks (recorded on a cold winter’s Sunday afternoon) Corrie and CJ sit down with their good friends the Le Grands.
    Seeing that not one of the SAFFA manne have children we called for our reinforcements, Marco and Sujani Le Grand on the topic of “Parenthood abroad”.
    Moving abroad is an emotional and sometimes challenging decision that one makes. By adding your child(ren)’s well-being, happiness & future on top of this ‘decision’ it surely fuels up this emotional rollercoaster that many South Africans embark on.
    During our conversation, Marco and Sujani share with us the following:
    - Parental challenges + concerns that came with the move abroad
    - The opportunities opening-up and potential future opportunities that can still open up for their children, here abroad.
    - Their parental Do’s and don’ts abroad.
    Dear parental listeners: put your kids to bed, pour a glass of wine for your partner, sit back, relax and enjoy this episode of Ubuntu Tips and Tricks, “Parenthood abroad”.
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    Shout outs:
    Music and sound editing: Etienne Swanepoel (from @africa_withet).

    • 36 min.
    S2 EP2: Emigration Requirements – In Conversation With NWI

    S2 EP2: Emigration Requirements – In Conversation With NWI

    What a privilege to welcome Sean Kupferberg from New World Immigration in our virtual studio today.

    CJ and Eduan, both sitting in a rather cold and gloomy Netherlands each had a cup of Rooibos tea to keep them warm during the episode, while Sean on the other hand recorded from Cape Town and bragged –ever so subtle– about how he would be enjoying an ice cold Klippies and coke after our call.

    Sean and New World Immigration (NWI):
    Sean has worked in the immigration industry for the better part of a decade. His knowledge and experience is evident. He is passionate about immigration and realistically highlights the challenges and opportunities that NWI comes across on a daily basis as and when they go about their business assisting families and individuals on their immigration journeys.

    “New World Immigration, founded in 2009, is a customer-centric organization that focuses primarily on making it easier for prospective migrants to move abroad and live their dreams… On top of our visa services for South Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe and the U.S., we have a new property and relocation division that was created in 2015 that focuses on aspects outside of the visa process. This value added service comes free of charge to the client… We’re not taking on clients who we can’t help. We do not sugar-coat processes, and we are really open and upfront with our customers. Our open door policy ensures that our customers have access to more than our office. With this type of ‘no nonsense’ approach and putting any potential applicant’s goals and ambitions at the forefront of everything we do, we claim a success rate of 99.4%.” – NWI



    Best countries for South Africans to immigrate to:


    At least this is the Ons vir Jou Podcast team’s amateur opinion on this hot topic – DO NOT take this as advice. We used a ranking system to rank 7 countries (NZ, AUS, USA, CAN, UAE, UK  and The Netherlands).
    19 different aspects/criterias were considered.
    Each country received a score per criteria (out of 10, 8 or 6 – some aspects are more relevant and important than others – again this is our opinion)
    The criteria covered aspects like: Work life balance, ease of entry/visa process, Opportunities for children, career opportunities, Economical and political stability, Language barriers, timezone, weather, timeline to citizenship etc.
    According to this totally amateur (and potentially very biased) ranking system, the countries for South Africans to immigrate to ranked as follows:
    1. Aus, 2. Netherlands, 3. Canada, 4. UK, 5. NZ, 6. UAE, 7. USA
    Sean then gave his views on why he agreed with our number 1 (Australia), and he also helped us understand why the USA is a tough immigration cookie to crack for the average South African wanting to immigrate there.

    Criteria to immigrate to a new country:

    For this conversation we specifically chose to talk about: Australia, Canada, and USA.
    Sean’s advice to each of us is to ask ourselves: “Where can I add value?” before considering the move abroad and targeting a specific country.



    SAFFA INDEX – Shipping a 20 foot container from South Africa

    • 46 min.
    S2 Ep1: Costly Mistakes - Foute om te vermy

    S2 Ep1: Costly Mistakes - Foute om te vermy

    Welcome Back

    Welcome back to Ons vir jou wat nou and welcome to the kick-off of our brand-new season. Season 2 – Ubuntu Tips and Tricks.

    We are back from our Autumn break and ready to discuss more first world problems and hopefully a few solutions.

    CJ has been in South Africa again, Eduan ran further than humanly possible, and Corrie started a new job.

    We will take a quick look back at season 1 and discuss what you can expect from season 2.

    In season 2 we will deep dive into a few specific topics that might help you on your expat journey, regardless of the phase you are in.

    Some of the topics we will cover in season 2 are:

    · Best countries to immigrate to and why
    · Moving to a new country with kids
    · Buying a house in a new country


    Season 2 - Episode 1: Costly mistakes to avoid
    In this episode we are looking into costly mistakes to avoid. We have a lot of very good real-life examples of mistakes that expats around the world have made such as:

    · Taxi paid with wrong amount
    · Immigration agents charging too much
    · Taking the wrong furniture to the wrong country

    Sit back, relax and enjoy!!!


    SAFFA INDEX – Rental price in the big cities

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    Shout outs – Music and sound editing: Etienne Swanepoel (from @africa_withet).

    • 41 min.
    S1 Bonus: Moving back to SA - Sak en pak terug na SA

    S1 Bonus: Moving back to SA - Sak en pak terug na SA

    We have all heard the saying "you (we) can always come back"

    In reality this is not always so straight forward for most Saffa expats who leaves South Africa's borders for an opportunity and a life elsewhere in the world. Whether it is the new job or career, new friends or perhaps a new 'familiarity', the option to move back to SA holds it's own challenges after a few years abroad!

    In die "bonus" episode vang Eduan met Stephan Swannepoel op. Stephan (of soos daar na hom verwys word, Swannies) en sy vrou Elsabe het in 2018 Ierland toe getrek.

    Hulle het die Iere en die land self onsettend baie geniet! Hulle het gewoeker terwyl hul oorsee was en voordeel gevat uit goedkoop vlugkaartjies om 'n klompie lande te sien regoor Europa!

    Die verskil met Swannies hul kom wel in toe hul hul Expat journey beeindig het (op 'n baie positiewe noot en met 'n pro-aktiewe besluit) met die keuse om terug te trek Suid Afrika toe laat in 2021.

    Hulle het die besluit en skuif gemaak met die oortuiging dat hul graag in Suid Afrika wil woon. Ierland was baie goed vir hulle en hulle is daar weg sonder om enige brue te brand. Inteendeel, Swannies is oortuig dat die deure altyd vir hul oopstaan daar

    Swannies deel ook in die epsiode 'n paar ander adminastratiewe 'tips' om in ag te neem voor mens op die vliegtuig klim terug Suid Afrika toe. Laastens deel hy 'n kragtige lewenswaarheid: "don't follow the trend"

    Gooi 'n Whisky. Sit terug. luister. En geniet

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    Shout outs - Music and sound editing: Etienne Swanepoel (from @africa_withet).

    • 45 min.

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