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South Africa

South Africa is a nation of many different people and cultures. Most prevalent in this country are Afrikaans speaking, English speaking and African language speaking people. Afrikaans people tend to avoid direct conflict and will try to avoid “drama”, where English speaking South Africans are more direct about issues. Afrikaans English speaking people are rumored to be more punctual than their African counter parts. However people of all th [Read more...]

South africa

South Africa is a nation of many different people and cultures. Most prevalent in this country are Afrikaans speaking, English speaking and African language speaking people. Afrikaans people tend to avoid direct conflict and will try to avoid “drama”, where English speaking South Africans are more direct about issues. Afrikaans & English speaking people are rumored to be more punctual than their African counter parts.

However people of all three cultures are mostly used to diversity and for that reason open-minded, honest and friendly. They are open to giving each other hugs and smile a lot. In general people try to please each other and are very hospitable and like to socialize. South Africans are entrepreneurial, hardworking and like discovering opportunities in any situations. Also a good moral is important as many people follow religious values.

The idea of the family varies dependent on the social affiliation and descent. Those people who speak some African language mostly have 3-6 children. Those who speak English or Afrikaans often have around 1-2 children. Modern families tend to have fewer kids. However family is important to all cultures. Often Grandparents “granny nannies” take care of the children, while both parents work full time.

Many young people move out of the parents’ homes when they start going to college, some of them move back afterwards due to financial reasons. Studying after high school is very expensive and not many people can afford it. The ones, who can afford the au pair program, are mostly able to afford paying for studies.

Au pair candidates from South Africa are mostly advised to gather a variety of child care experience before departure. That includes babysitting, au pair work, and volunteer work at school and similar. Many of the au pairs have volunteered with underprivileged children. Some of them have even participated in the EDUCARE program in South Africa, which is a teaching and childcare course.

The minimum age to get a driver license is 18 years. However, the procedure to take a driver license can take up several months. After receiving a learner’s license applicants need to take driving lessons, afterwards a test appointment can be scheduled in 2-4 months. Most South Africans drive a lot, as the public transportation system is not sufficient.

Most South Africans speak 2-6 languages. Most speak English fluently, even when Afrikaans is spoken at home, the children do still pick up English from the early childhood, so that they do speak, read and write.

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Laura, Au pair from South africa
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Laura (18)

South africa         Flag
SA9006S
English & Afrikaans
Yes
Traditional
Apr 2017
Inge, Au pair from South africa
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Inge (19)

South africa         Flag
SA9004W
English & Afrikaans
Yes
Traditional
Apr 2017
Alicia, Au pair from South africa
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Alicia (19)

South africa         Flag
SA9003S
English & Afrikaans
Yes
Traditional
Jun 2017
Ayanda, Au pair from South africa
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Ayanda (26)

South africa         Flag
SA9001W
English & Afrikaans
Yes
Traditional
Apr 2017
Motlasti, Au pair from South africa
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Motlasti (19)

South africa         Flag
SA8029E
English & Afrikaans
Yes
Traditional
Mar 2017
Melandrie, Au pair from South africa
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Melandrie (22)

South africa         Flag
SA9002E
English & Afrikaans
Yes
Traditional
Mar 2017
Henda, Au pair from South africa
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Henda (19)

South africa         Flag
SA9005E
English & Afrikaans
Yes
Traditional
Apr 2017
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