Moving to

South Africa

Through decades of experience in relocation, we have formulated the most efficient ways of properly moving you and your family to South Africa. We can assist you with a safe and stress-free international move to South Africa.

Culture

The South African black majority still has a substantial number of rural inhabitants who lead largely impoverished lives. It is among these people that cultural traditions survive most strongly; as blacks have become increasingly urbanised and Westernised, aspects of traditional culture have declined. Members of the middle class, who are predominantly white but whose ranks include growing numbers of black, coloured and Indian people, have lifestyles similar in many respects to that of people found in Western Europe, North America and Australasia.

Geography

South Africa is located at the southernmost region of Africa, with a long coastline that stretches more than 2,500 km (1,553 mi) and along two oceans (the South Atlantic and the Indian). At 1,219,912 km2 (471,011 sq mi),[80] according to the UN Demographic Yearbook, South Africa is the 24th-largest country in the world. It is about the same size as Colombia, twice the size of France, three times as big as Japan, four times the size of Italy and five times the size of the United Kingdom.

Economy

South Africa has a mixed economy, the second largest in Africa after Nigeria. It also has a relatively high gross domestic product (GDP) per capita compared to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa (US$11,750 at purchasing power parity as of 2012). Despite this, South Africa is still burdened by a relatively high rate of poverty and unemployment, and is also ranked in the top ten countries in the world for income inequality, measured by the Gini coefficient. In 2015, 71 percent of net wealth are held by 10 percent richest of the population, whereas 60 percent of the poorest held only 7 percent of the net wealth and the Gini coefficient was 0.63, whereas in 1996 was 0.61.

History

South Africa contains some of the oldest archaeological and human-fossil sites in the world. Archaeologists have recovered extensive fossil remains from a series of caves in Gauteng Province. The area, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been branded “the Cradle of Humankind”. The sites include Sterkfontein, one of the richest sites for hominin fossils in the world.

Government and politics

South Africa is a parliamentary republic, although unlike most such republics the President is both head of state and head of government, and depends for his tenure on the confidence of Parliament. The executive, legislature and judiciary are all subject to the supremacy of the Constitution, and the superior courts have the power to strike down executive actions and acts of Parliament if they are unconstitutional.

Stress-Free, from Packing to Unpacking

If you are planning on moving beyond our borders, be it a neighbouring country or somewhere overseas, consider OMS.

Emigration is complicated and stressful and certainly not the time to take undue risk. Our expert consultants will guide you through a safe and professional relocation process.

Take a piece of home with you.

African Animals Print

Michelle’s whimsical creations are a happy reminder of her South African roots:

African Animals” and other beautiful art prints are available online in both English & Afrikaans and are ideal decor for the young at heart.

To order or learn more about her work, visit

International Expertise

Our consultants are expertly versed in all aspects of overseas moving

World Wide Network

With more than 2000 top class overseas agents you can be assured of all the knowledge and expertise required to move you securely.

International Packing Standard

We have perfected the art of packing, wrapping and the moving of people's prized possessions. Including cars, works of art, fine china and many more delicate effects.

FREE personalised Estimate

Don’t know how much your relocation is going to cost? Just fill up our moving quote form, and we’ll get back to you in a jiffy with a free estimate!

OMS: providing you with the total overseas moving scene

Relocating your effects

During your move, you will be allocated a single point of contact who will keep you updated throughout the process. You will be able to contact your consultant at any time regarding any questions or concerns you may have.

Container Shipping

You can watch the container being packed, locked and sealed at your residence. The lock and seal is only broken at your new residence – as long as it is not stopped for customs examination.

Packing & Wrapping

We provide expert packing and wrapping services to ensure that your belongings are well-protected for their long journey.

Liability Cover

Although our packing materials and methods are of the highest quality, and our staff highly trained, we recommend that our clients arrange for liability cover of their effects during transit and storage.

Secure storage

You may need to have your belongings stored until you move into your new home. We provide secure storage at both your current residence and at your destination. 24hrs Camera surveilance armed security service

Frequently Asked Questions

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For entry into most countries, on a long-term or permanent basis, it will be necessary to have the appropriate Visa and passport requirements. You should contact the Consulate of the country to which you are relocating to ensure that your documentation is in order, and that entry of both yourself and your goods is allowed. Some countries apply strict regulations to the importing your household effects and heavy financial penalties can be applied if the appropriate Visa’s or work permits are not in place. Overseas Moving Scene cannot advise you in respect of immigration and the Consular Representative should be equipped to advise you of all documentary requirements and how to apply for appropriate Visa’s and work permits.

The varied sizes, shapes and structures of household furniture create inherent risks, and, despite our special packing materials and careful handling by our staff, these risks cannot be fully eliminated. Overseas Moving Scene has a limited liability policy which can be extended to cover wider forms of liability if required.

Moving to

South Africa

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