How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
Expats will generally find that getting involved in their local community is very rewarding. There are groups that expats can join, such as the American Society and The International Women's Club.
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
Families often network through their children's schools, getting involved in fundraising, sporting events and other activities. Joining a sports club or cultural interest club is another good way of meeting new people. Attending an international cricket or rugby match is sure to get you talking to the people around you.
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
There are many dating agencies and singles clubs advertised in the press. Sports clubs offer another alternative, especially as South Africans are very sports-oriented.
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
Expatriate partners very often get involved in volunteer and community work that is rewarding and offers opportunities to network with other expats, as well as the local people.
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