Long-term supply provides a level of security without the teacher or the school committing indefinitely.
In contrast to the job search, Septimus found applying for his visa to be the biggest headache. After acing his English language test and obtaining a police clearance certificate, he didn’t trust his precious documents to the postal service. Unfortunately visiting the visa office in Pretoria meant a round trip of 900 km!
After that, leaving the borders of South Africa for the first time, navigating airports and international security was a breeze. Septimus says: “I would like to add that the friendliness of the Hourglass consultants, their willingness to answer questions and the relocation guidance booklet really helped me manage the stress of taking up my new job in a different country”.