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Job Resources
South Africa continues to experience a shortage of specific skills and welcomes expatriate workers.
Employment Trends
South Africa's greatest challenge continues to be its high unemployment rate.
Information Technology
South Africa's IT market is the largest in Africa, and it is poised at a crucial point in the evolution of the Internet.
Engineering
Competition for skilled mining and engineering professionals is high, and compensation keeps increasing.
Accounting and Finance
Looming regulatory pressures and the need to continue to meet developmental goals will test the South African banking sector.
Mining
The world-class South African mining sector is a cornerstone of the economy.
Top Companies
The following list represents companies reporting the largest assets/revenues in the country. More than 400,000 additional corporate profiles can be found in Going Global's Employer Directory.
Financial Considerations
Although inflation rates have increased, South Africa is still very affordable, with a cost of living that is less than half of New York City's.
Work Permits/Visas
For those wishing to work in South Africa or stay more than 90 days, there are a number of different permit types from which to choose.
Resume/CVs
The Resume/CV for South Africa should be written in English (United Kingdom), as this is the language of business in this job market.
Interviewing Advice
In South Africa, punctuality is very important. Applicants should arrive five to 10 minutes before the interview. Being late creates a negative impression.
Cultural Advice
South Africa has one of the most diverse communities in the world and has 11 official languages.
Business and Networking
A number of business and social networking groups can help an expatriate find jobs and adjust to life in South Africa.
General Business - Sales & Marketing
Retail areas expected to show the highest real growth rates include clothing, footwear and leather retailers.
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