There are plenty of jobs available in South Africa, especially around and in Cape Town; nevertheless, native South Africans are preferred over foreign teachers. For an employer to assist with working permits, he or she needs to make sure that they were not able to hire a South African. This means that competition is harsh so one must bring significant credentials and have teaching experience. Teachers can earn from $10 - $20 USD per hour. Living expenses are high; we advise you to research before moving to South Africa.
South Africa is bordered by Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, and the southern Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east. The estimated population is approximately 44 million. The largest city is Cape Town with approximately 3 million people, second largest is Durban/Pinetown with 2.3 million people and thirdly is Johannesburg with 1.3 million. The country is divided into 9 provinces and there are 11 official languages used and they vary a great deal, an estimated, 23% speak IsiZulu, 17% IsiXhosa, 13% Afrikaans (Dutch dialect), 8% English, 8% Setswana, and the rest other languages.
The climate is famous for being one of the best on the planet. Temperatures vary from 60 F to 82 F all year round in most areas but of course are different at the higher altitudes. The currency is the rand which trades at approximately 9.5 per 1 US dollar.
South Africa was originally established by a group of Dutch Colonists in its early history; nevertheless, by 1902 the British navy claimed it for its abundance in diamonds and gold. What consequently developed was a colony ruled under the code of apartheid which was abolished in the 1990s. Economic policies are known to be on the conservative side making it very stable and ranking in one of the top positions of the world.
There has long been a history of aversion between the races, which is revealed through art and literature. The throbbing past is lifting toward a better present and an even promising future. The reality is that cultural conflicts are being dissolved and that creates a very colorful multicultural discovery. Cape Town is notorious for its openness to foreigners. The surroundings of this city is one of the most charming to behold. Mountains, beaches, wineries, and a rocky coastline are just some of its features. Johannesburg is recognized as a city of contrasts and is often viewed as not safe; on the other hand, with proper foresight this is easily navigable in safety. Johannesburg has a faster pace with an exciting arts scene. September and October are the best months to witness the liberating Arts Alive festival.
South Africa is a great draw for the tourist for its profuse natural beauty. The country hosts one of the most pleasant weather conditions ever to be found. The enthusiastic observer can find a richness of multiculturalism found in no other place.