After reading John Raath’s post called “You need a plan to live in South Africa” we at the Kaksak thought about what sort of plan you may need to live in Australia, if you were a South African.
We think John has missed out all the countries that are in fact not worse than South Africa and in fact had only considered the countries worse than South Africa as movable options.
Secondly he mentions the things that are special like mountains and wine and people and as such insinuates that there are no other beautiful countries in the world.
John, we at the Kaksak think you need to get out more.
Having said that, we do love the motherland, Biltong and ofcourse the Springboks and watch in sadness at some of the issues consuming South Africa at this time.
So back to Aussie. If you are a South African immigrant, here are the things you need to plan for in Australia:
- There are better places to live than Australia, but not many. So make your plan to get a job, permanent residency and then ultimately to become a citizen.
- Start enjoying water in the morning, coffee costs $5, yes that is R50 a cup.
- Find a Government department you haven’t been getting freebies from, and jump on the bandwagon.
- The resources boom is over, only property continues to go up. If you don’t own property, buy some. Be the best investment you ever make.
- Keep your savings in Australia, they tax the shit out of you otherwise. Actually they tax the shit out of you anyway.
- Make a plan to deal with the fact that your children will support the Wallabies and speak with Australian accents when they grow up and refuse to be seen with you when you wear your springbok rugby jersey
- Whinge, because it is un Australian not too.
- Make sure you buy beer and lots of it. There is no greater crime than running out of beer especially in summer. Warm beer is just as ugly.
- Biltong will cost $60 per kilo. Deal with it!
- Have a big heart, share your beer, not your biltong.
- If none of this resonates, consider moving to Tasmania.
You can read the original article “You need a plan to live in South Africa” here.
And aside from that, enjoy the wonderful people, countryside, snow, mountains, Great Barrier reef and all the other wonderful things Australia has to offer you and your family.