According to European Union statistics, there were almost 400 000 more people in Britain in 2012 compared to 2011. Around a third of this growth came from immigrants, while the remaining two thirds were babies born in the UK – Britain’s biggest baby boom in 40 years.
Various events are being held in the UK and South Africa to commemorate the passing of Nelson Mandela, and to celebrate the life he lived. Details are provided below.
Here is how Madiba inspired us.
If you’re the owner of a small or medium-sized business in the UK, you’ll be happy to hear that a special pressure group, the Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, has been set up to fight for those who run their own businesses.
South Africans have been relocating to the UK for a few decades now, with their favourite products from home following closely behind.
Even though he was (and still is) in hospital in a critical condition, we think it’s pretty amazing that Nelson Mandela celebrated his 95th birthday on the 18th of July! Here are our favourite 18 quotes by the great Madiba.
This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To celebrate, Buckingham Palace Gardens will be hosting the Coronation Festival, taking place from the 11th to the 14th of July.
Global Green Spaces Report reveals worrying trend.
If you’re in the job market, you’ll know how competitive it can be.
If you’ve never attended the St Patrick’s Day Parade, give it a bash this year.
The Democratic Alliance, along with DA Abroad, are running a VOTE HOME campaign, designed to encourage more South Africans living in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere in world, to vote in the next national election.
Gail Graham, owner and nurse at the 1st Contact Travel Clinic in London, passed away on the 20th of January 2013, after a long battle with illness. She was 56 at the time and left behind a long-time partner and sister.
Visa Europe predicts that Monday the 3rd of December will be the biggest online shopping day in the UK’s history. The company is gearing up to support the anticipated 6.8 million transactions totalling around £320 million, using Visa cards alone.
We’re proud to announce that 1st Contact’s founder and group CEO, Reg Bamford, has been nominated as the Business Leader of the Year. The winner will be announced at the upcoming SA Chamber of Commerce Awards in London.
An investigation by the UK Border Agency’s criminal and financial investigation team has culminated in the arrest of 9 people, including ringleader Ruth Nabuguzi, who received a sentence of 6 years’ imprisonment.
October is the perfect time for your annual flu jab. The 1st Contact travel clinic is fully stocked and offering the annual immunisation at only £15. Do not leave your flu jab for the beginning of winter, when the virus will be spreading already.
The urban dictionary defines the Heathrow Injection as “a metaphor for the weight one inevitably gains when one migrates to London for an extended stay”.
This month we spoke to Rory, who moved his family from South Africa to London a year and a half ago. While he’s earning a great salary and his family enjoys the shopping, they’re missing the perks they were used to back in SA, so they are already planning their move back.
This month we caught up with Jenny Cameron, who moved to South Africa from Surrey four years ago.
This month we chatted to Ruby, who relocated with her husband from Cape Town to Toowoomba in Southern Queensland, Australia.