The South African COVID-19 quarantine saga

Ever since AfriForum had come into being, close ties have always been maintained with South Africans abroad. AfriForum’s Worldwide initiative was specifically created for this purpose. When lockdowns due to COVID-19 were announced across the globe, one of the tragic...

Regulations for self-quarantine

Permission to self-isolate is subject to very strict regulations, a person who wishes to be placed in self-quarantine or his or her employer must submit a written application at least 72 hours prior to the intended date of travel to the Director-General: Health to...

Travel safely in a world with borders (once more)

Alana Bailey, Head: Cultural Affairs, AfriForum At the beginning of the 21st century, it was predicted that borders would disappear.  In fact, in Europe you could already travel widely with the service provider changing on your cell phone screen, or the GPS...

Worldwide – Your online home abroad

This initiative is the ideal platform for every South African currently living abroad, but who would still like to stay in touch with their country of birth. Worldwide, an initiative of the civil rights organisation AfriForum, has already for the past eight years...

A network that works for you 

The biggest challenge facing most South Africans abroad is to get to know new people and to adjust better. At Worldwide we have in the past written many articles on ways how you can adjust by keeping contact with your family and friends in South Africa, learning a new...
That’s how we roll with the English lingo

That’s how we roll with the English lingo

Americans don't often officiate as language police. They will not easily school you in the use of "is" and "are". For me as a second language speaker with an accent, that is good news. Thanks to that attitude, I feel free to practice my English boldly, and after five...

Kuala Lumpur: Temples and caves

Kuala Lumpur: Temples and caves

Discover Chinese culture at the Thean Hou Temple Considered by many to be the most beautiful temple in the world, the Thean Hou Temple is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. Since its opening in 1989, it has opened its doors to millions of...

Visit to Rotorua – New Zealand

Visit to Rotorua – New Zealand

By Angie Grobler We have been living in Auckland, New Zealand for five years. Recently we decided to visit Rotorua again. It's about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from where we live and just a stone's throw from the town of Taupo with its giant lake and Hobbiton where...

The South African COVID-19 quarantine saga

The South African COVID-19 quarantine saga

Ever since AfriForum had come into being, close ties have always been maintained with South Africans abroad. AfriForum’s Worldwide initiative was specifically created for this purpose. When lockdowns due to COVID-19 were announced across the globe, one of the tragic...

World Guide in Focus: Australia

World Guide in Focus: Australia

Worldwide's World Guide is as authentic Afrikaans as milk tart and pancakes at a church bazaar. On World Guide, South Africans abroad can see where they can find all their South African favourites. The World Guide contains information on South African-owned businesses...

Shopping abroad: Where to buy

Shopping abroad: Where to buy

Having a favourite supermarket is one of the first steps of growing up. Whether you agree or not, there are certain stores that you know always have in stock what you are looking for, whether it is a fresh salad or quality steak, or a bargain on coffee, toilet paper...

AfriForum requests parliamentary hearing into farm murders

AfriForum requests parliamentary hearing into farm murders

The civil rights organisation AfriForum today directed a formal letter to Parliament to request a public hearing on farm murders. The letter is directed to Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police, after a sharp increase...

Financial migration terminology 101

Financial migration terminology 101

Emigrating from South Africa presents a host of novel challenges – you’ll find you have to acquaint yourself with regulations, procedures and terminology you’d never have had to concern yourself with had you stayed on native soil. But once you move to a foreign...

FRIENDS OF AFRIFORUM

FRIENDS OF AFRIFORUM

This website was specifically created for supporters of AfriForum who live abroad and would like to regularly contribute to our projects and actions, but do not have access to a South African bank account. AfriForum sincerely appreciates South Africans who live...

Penguin Reads: Don’t switch off the light

Penguin Reads: Don’t switch off the light

Liar Amelia White dreams of being a reporter. The closest she's come is selling advertising in the local paper - until the fateful day she stumbles on a shocking scoop. Round the corner from her home, she discovers the body of a murder victim, dumped among the...

New at LAPA in July

New at LAPA in July

For our English-language readers we have a wonderful storybook full of crochet patters, or is it a crochet book full of stories? You decide.  Fiction My naam is legio Madelein Rust Krimi Druknaam: LAPA 9780639600154 R280,00 Renata Malan is back, white suit and all....

New at LAPA in June

New at LAPA in June

LAPA proudly brings you a gripping novel on farm attacks and for the younger ones we have three booklets on Covid-19, one in Xhosa, one in Zulu and one in Afrikaans. These are available in English as well, and we provide the links. FICTION The Farm Max Annas Crime...

New at LAPA in May

New at LAPA in May

May you be good to bookstores in May LAPA would like to ask all readers to support their local bookstores. They need you. Many of them are open for very limited hours only, but most will go to great lengths to locate books when you phone or email them, many will even...

LAPA makes e-reading even more affordable

LAPA makes e-reading even more affordable

LAPA slashed e-book prices by 30% on all e-books on our site. This means e-reading is even more affordable than ever before. This concession is effective immediately and will remain in place until 30 April 2020. Visit https://lapa.co.za/e-books to see the good prices....

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Gives you information on shopping for South African goods in your area. Biltong, Ouma rusks, chutney, assistance with financial matters, immigration, South African lawyers, restaurants and much more can be found in Worldwide’s World Guide of South African businesses all over the world.

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