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Relocating to South Africa: What You Need to Know

The Republic of South Africa is located at the southern tip of the African continent, encompassing a variety of cultures, languages, and religions. With major cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, the country is a frequent relocation destination for international assignees. Our latest Cartus Emerging Market Watch on South Africa discusses the key challenges associated with living and working there, including regional differences, security, transportation, and cultural issues.
Regional Differences
With more than 1.22 million square kilometers, South Africa is a large country. The distances between cities can be vast—not just geographically, but culturally, too. Johannesburg is the country’s most populous [...] Read More

Relocating to Kenya: Tips and Best Practices

Kenya has attracted many multinational organizations in recent years, particularly to its capital city Nairobi. As Kenya is a frequent destination for international assignees, our latest Cartus Emerging Market Watch on Kenya discusses the country’s key relocation challenges, including security, housing, household goods shipping, and cultural differences.
Stay Safe
In recent years, Kenya has faced increased security risks, with a number of terrorism-related incidents. Understandably, security is one of the top challenges that assignees may face, so it’s important to be extra vigilant.
Safety Tips
•  Heed the travel advice issued by your home government organization/specialist security firm and check regularly for additional updates/advisories. Current [...] Read More

Relocating to Saudi Arabia: What You Need to Know

Saudi Arabia is the largest state in western Asia and is known for its large oil and gas reserves. With major cities like Riyadh and Jeddah, the country is a frequent destination for international assignees. Our latest Emerging Market Watch on Saudi Arabia discusses the key challenges associated with living and working in Saudi Arabia, including housing, schooling, transportation, security, and language and cultural differences.
Cultural Issues
Arguably one of the key challenges Western assignees and their families may face when moving to Saudi Arabia is the difference in culture and the importance of religion and Sharia (or Islamic) Law. Religion influences [...] Read More

Cartus Wins Key Relocation Award in the UK!

We are delighted to announce that our Cartus EMEA internship programme has won a key relocation award: the Best Growing Talent Initiative Award, at the 2014 Re:locate Magazine Awards.
Winners were announced last night at a black tie gala awards dinner in London. Organised by leading UK relocation publication, Re:locate Magazine, the awards recognise excellence and innovation in global relocation. The Best Growing Talent Initiative Award seeks to foster a true strategic partnership between talent and mobility. We are thrilled to be this category’s first winner, as it is brand-new for 2014.

Top Tips for Relocating to Turkey

As the world’s 17th largest economy, Turkey continues to be recognized as a location with the potential for profitable business opportunities. The country is rich in heritage and culture, sharing characteristics of both Europe and Asia. Cartus’ latest Emerging Market Watch on Turkey outlines the challenges that international assignees may face when moving there. Here are just some of our “top tips” for organizations and assignees to ensure that relocations to Turkey are as smooth as possible.
Housing
•  Assignees should act fast when searching for a property, as demand is high. This is particularly true in May, June, and July. Properties [...] Read More