South African thespian, Pieter-Dirk Uys performs in London this May and June

Since 1985 satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys has performed in London (mainly at the Tricycle Theatre, sometimes at the old Donmar Warehouse and now at the Soho Theatre) around twenty times with his one-man shows; sometimes with his plays. It’s a city that knows him well and he returns to London in June, this time without his usual armour of false eyelashes, extreme characters and their sketches which helped to deflect the poison arrows of government censorship and political correctness throughout the years of apartheid and even now in the present kleptocracy of the Rainbow Nation. Now in his 72nd year, he no longer glances back at the successes and failures that have strengthened his belief in a constant improvement of his work, but at those small signposts that throughout his life subconsciously have pointed him in a right and original direction – growing up in a white South Africa with his Afrikaner father and his German-Jewish mother, confronting diverse influences on him from gran…
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Weekend travel information for 20 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 21-22 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. Strike action is taking place on the DLR from 04:00 on Friday 20 April, until 03:59 on Tuesday 24 April. The strike has been called over a dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands who operate the DLR on behalf of TfL. We aim to offer a limited service over the four days, which coincide with the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April. For up to date information on what services may operate. London Overground * On Sunday 22 April, there is no service between: * Euston and Kilburn High Road until 12:15 and after 20:30, due to Network Rail track work and Network Rail work at Euston to enable High Speed Two (HS2) * Surrey Quays and New Cross after 20:45, due to Crossrail construction work * Sydenham and Crystal Palace from 20:45 until 23:15…
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Weekend travel information for 13 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 14-15 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground District line All weekend there is no service between Turnham Green and Richmond, due to Network Rail signalling repairs and track replacement. Metropolitan line On Sunday there is no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park until 09:30 and after 20:30, due to ballast & track replacement. London Overground Today, Thursday 12 April, there is no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45, due to Network Rail track work. All weekend there is no service between Willesden Junction and Richmond, due to Network Rail track work. On Sunday 15 April, there is no service between: • Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work • Camden Road and…
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Weekend travel information for 6 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 7-8 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Due to ballast and track replacement, there is no service: Metropolitan line On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge Piccadilly line On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, between South Harrow and Uxbridge London Overground There will be no service: From Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April between: • Gospel Oak and Barking, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Crouch Hill station will be closed, with no staff or ticketing facilities available, due to Network Rail bridge work On Sunday 8 April between: • New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon, due to Network Rail track and infrastructure work • Surrey Quays and New Cross after 20:45, due to Cr…
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Moving abroad: The top five cities South Africans should consider

As beautiful as South Africa can be, sometimes you’ve just got to fly the nest. So with the help of Nestpick, we’re looking at some of the most attractive options for those of us considering moving abroad. Compared to previous generations, we have been lucky enough to travel around the world for many different reasons, either for pleasure and curiosity of exploring what we can find behind the doors of our comfort zone or simply for gap years or educational exchanges. Whichever your reason might be and even though most popular destinations among expats include Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand, there are some top cities that definitely attract a larger audience of expats eager to live and work abroad. Nestpick, a search aggregator for apartment rentals all over the world, has analysed different factors in some of the most attractive cities for expats in order to assess the costs of renting a flat there and furnishing it. The best cities for South Africans moving abroad: Lo…
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Weekend travel information for 23 March 2018

London Underground Due to line modernisation work, all weekend there will be: Circle line No service on the entire line District line No service between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington Hammersmith & City line No service between Moorgate and Hammersmith Metropolitan line No service between Aldgate and Wembley Park London Overground There will be no service on: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March between: • Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters), due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work and Network Rail infrastructure work Sunday 25 March between: • Liverpool Street and Walthamstow Central, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • South Tottenham and Barking until 12:30, due to Network Rail track work On Saturday 24 March, trains will not stop at: • Cambridge Heath station, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • London Fields st…
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Weekend travel information for 16 March 2018

London Underground Due to ballast and track replacement, and points and crossings refurbishment, there will be: Metropolitan line No service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge Piccadilly line No service between South Harrow and Uxbridge London Overground There will be no service on: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March between: • Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work and Network Rail infrastructure work • Sydenham and West Croydon, due to Network Rail infrastructure work Sunday 18 March between: • Camden Road and Stratford from 21:45, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction from 22:00, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Gospel Oak and Barking (eastbound) until 09:00, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters)/ Walthamstow Central, due to Network Rail infrastructure work TfL Rail This weekend th…
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Moving to the UK? Don’t leave South Africa without tying up these loose-ends

For South Africans, the road to the UK can be a challenging one, but once you get there it’s worth it. To help you navigate through all the requirements and to ensure that your move goes off as smoothly as possible, we’ve compiled some essential advice and information based on what other Saffas have learned while making the big move. Transfer your money the easy way When transferring your money out of South Africa, you want to get as many Pounds for your Rands as you can. Banks are notorious for giving shoddy exchange rates and it’s far better to use a specialist forex agency. Forex agents build key relationships with banks from all around the world and they process all their transfers in bulk. That’s how they’re able to give you the best rates at lower fees. So forget about using your bank, shop around online and find a broker with local expertise that can help you get the most out of your money transfers. To financially emigrate, or not to financially emigrate? Financial e…
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Here is your Status updates on transport information for London

Central Line: No service between Woodford and Epping and between Hainault and Woodford and SEVERE DELAYS on the rest of the line due to a faulty train. Tickets are being accepted on London Buses. Circle Line: Minor delays due to an absence of train operators and a signal failure at West Kensington on the District line. District Line: No service between Earl's Court and Ealing Broadway / Richmond and SEVERE DELAYS on the rest of the line due to signal failure at West Kensington. Tickets are being accepted on local buses and South Western Railway. Jubilee Line: Minor delays, southbound only, due to a faulty train at Finchley Road earlier. Free signup to our Expat Match ...just click ExpatMatch.com now !! London Overground: MINOR DELAYS between New Cross and Dalston Junction due to an absence of train operators. MINOR DELAYS between Stratford and Clapham Junction due to faulty trains. MINOR DELAYS between Euston and Watford Junction and between Liverpool Street and Chesh…
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Qatar Airways are offering amazing deals to global destinations. CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW before tickets are taken. Till when can I book? Until 28 Feb 2018 When can I depart? 21 Feb - 22 Mar 2018, 9 Apr - 20 Jun 2018 1 July - 10 Dec 2018 When can I return? Maximum stay: 12 months CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!   Flight Route Airline Cabin Class Type Price From Johannesburg - Phuket Qatar Economy Return R7299 Johannesburg - Bangkok Qatar Economy Return R7389 Johannesburg - Frankfurt Qatar Economy Return R7779 Johannesburg - Zurich Qatar Economy Return R7479 Johannesburg - New York Qatar Economy Return R8609 Cape Town - Bangkok Qatar Economy Return R7349 Cape Town - Phuket Qatar Economy Return R7809 Cape Town - London Qatar Economy Return R9069 Cape Town - New York Qatar Economy Return R10209   Qatar Airways operates between over 170 destinations worldwide and offers unmatched levels of service excellence that elevated them into an award…
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