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The categories in this section covers the most common aspects of planning, preparing, investing and/or moving to the province. They are designed to be informative in a simple and straightforward manner. We cannot stress enough the need to appreciate the implications, logistics and cultural issues when  trying to fulfill your dream. While much of the information is based on requirement some of the guidance and detail has come from our own experience.Companies included are reputable and promoted mainly based on our own experience.

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    Education Description

    In South Africa Primary school sees learners from grade 1 through to grade 6 and High school from grade 7 to grade 12. Typically, children enter grade 1 at the age of seven, although there is a pre - primary from 3 1/2 years. As is the case in many countries, the South African school system is made up of private and public schools, these can vary greatly in price, rescources and ultimately quality.

    State funded schools differ in the extent of the aid they recieve, some offering a completely subsidised education, while others require parents to pay school fees in order to function.State, public schools can suffer from overcrowding, lack of funds and poorly trained staff.

    With private schools, prices vary from area to area and generally fees will exclude any boarding you may wish to take up.

    If you are moving from overseas with your family it is sometimes worth talking to friends and neighbours regarding the quality and price of local schools.

    School Calender - Coastal Provinces - Generally from 19th Jan to 24th March --- 4th April to 24th June --- 18th July to 23rd Sept and 3rd Oct to 2nd Dec.

    Also for further information regarding Independent Schools please visit -

    For further information on the International School of Cape Town please visit -


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