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    At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me.

InterNations – The Place for South Africans Living in China

Want to connect with the expat community of South Africans in China? Looking for South African compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other South African expats to go on an excursion to the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze with?

InterNations China offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in China or are still in South Africa planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of South African expats in China is going very strong, with members having roots all across South Africa - from Durban, over Johannesburg to Cape Town.

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    From South Africa, living in Beijing
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    From South Africa, living in Beijing
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    From South Africa, living in Beijing
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    From South Africa, living in Beijing
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    From South Africa, living in Shanghai
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    From South Africa, living in Shanghai
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  • Housing, schools and dogs
    9 replies
    Oct 8, 9:02 AM
    Community member

    One compound not mentioned above is River Garden. It is great for kids the age of yours. I don't live there but commute to there nearly every weekend because my (soon to be) 3yr old loves the …

  • Grocery costs estimates
    6 replies
    Nov 7, 7:31 AM
    Community member

    *** After reading through the thread in its entirety and putting the comments into context, the Quality Assurance Team has decided to edit this post due to off-topic comments as it does not abide by …

  • Husband and wife moving with young baby
    2 replies
    Mar 6, 8:56 AM
    Community member

    Hi Kirsten , you raise a few interesting points in your request, and as a parent of a 2-year old (born in China) maybe I can provide some things to consider. 1. Childcare in China is not generally to …

Ask experienced South African expats in China!

  • Where can I find South African food?
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Find other South Africans to share your hobbies with

Tips and Advice on China from Your Fellow South African Expats

Obviously, expat life in China goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow South Africans is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Chinese mentality and way of life. South Africans in China are a part of our community, calling cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow South Africans in Beijing, for example.

Wondering where to shop for South African delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Chinese InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from South Africa.
  • On the China Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get bobotie in Beijing, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for China has information on the nearest South African embassy and many other institutions.

From the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Huang He and Yangtze to the snowy mountains of the Tibetan provinces, you can meet supportive and friendly South African expats in China on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow South Africans in China

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in China. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Chinese Peking duck & hot pot, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Beijing’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover China? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the Great Wall and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from South Africa and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo from our South Africans living in China!

  • David Thyne

    At the first Shanghai Get-Together I met several American expats. I am very grateful that they shared their experience with me.

  • Diana Anhaus-Brey

    It is just so easy to find other international people and global minds with InterNations. I didn´t know there were so many in Shanghai.

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