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Financial Considerations for South Africa

South Africa is a middle-income country with a melting pot of culturally, linguistically, racially and religiously diverse people. The country offers an abundant supply of natural resources and has well-developed financial, legal, communication, energy and transport sectors. Its stock exchange is ranked among the 20 largest in the world. While South Africa is the most developed African economy, the international financial recession has slowed its economic progression.

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How to Build Trust Across Cultures

The word “culture” was named the most popular word of the year in 2014 by Merriam-Webster, which comes to no surprise as it is increasingly being recognized as a powerful force in business. While cultural diversity can be advantageous for businesses and create higher performing teams, it can just as well create conflict in other areas.

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3 Tips to Overcome Your Fears and Move Abroad

“If your dreams do not scare you, they’re not big enough.”

So you want to move abroad? What’s stopping you? Friends. Family. Work. Fear.

Moving to a new place can be really scary. You have to get a new job. A new place. New friends. Pretty much a new life.

You can probably come up with a million reasons for why you shouldn’t move abroad, and let’s face it: when something scares us, it’s easy to find excuses to put it off.

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Managing Culture Shock in Three Easy Steps

You’re traveling in an unfamiliar place or have moved to a foreign country and you experience a rollercoaster of emotions—excitement, disorientation, maybe a little distress. An experience many can relate to upon arriving in a new, unfamiliar place: culture shock.

But how do you deal? Oddly enough, managing culture shock is very much like managing relationships.

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Switzerland: Cost of Living

Switzerland, arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world, is no doubt one of the world’s most expensive places to live. Although everything from food to healthcare and housing costs more, it also boasts higher salaries and excellent quality of life.

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