PORTUGAL golden visa

Portugal terminates golden visas. Image: Lorne Philpot

Portuguese news publication goes Afrikaans!           

South Africans can now read online news from an independent Portuguese publisher, in the Afrikaans language!

PORTUGAL golden visa

Portugal terminates golden visas. Image: Lorne Philpot

A popular Portuguese online news publication for expatriates in Portugal now offers its content in Afrikaans.

Portugal News is an independent news publication that provides honest and unbiased free-to-read news, in both online and print formats.

Content is produced in English, Dutch, German, French, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Turkish and Chinese.

The news publication has just added a South African language to the list of languages its readers can use to access its content.


Portugal News online is available in Dutch, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Romanian, Chinese, Turkish, Hindi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Polish, Hebrew and Arabic. 

Readers are now able to access news from Portugal in Afrikaans. The initiative clearly caters to the growing number of South Africans living in Portugal.  

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About 13.5% of the South African population (roughly 7 million people) speak Afrikaans as a first language, making it the third most common natively-spoken language in SA.  

An estimated 90 to 95% of Afrikaans vocabulary is of Dutch origin, with adopted words from other languages, including German.  

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Portugal has become a trendy and sought-after destination for SA migrants. Its Golden Visa scheme attracts people from all over the world.

Portugal’s Golden Visa program has recently undergone some significant changes, including a proposal to scrap the program altogether.

This has caused a great deal of confusion and concern among potential investors. Visaguide.world is a useful resource for those seeking comprehensive information on Portugal’s Golden Visa program.

Golden Visas, however, are not the only avenue that migrants are using to make this tranquil Western European country – which is a member of the European Union – their home.

The popular D7 visa is another highly favoured option for many South Africans that want to live in Portugal. This route also offers Portuguese nationality after 5 years of residence.


The small country, located on the Iberian Peninsula has attracted a number of South Africans who now call Portugal home.

South Africans in Portugal are spread across the country – from remote locations in central Portugal to small towns in the Algarve and the cities of Porto and Lisbon.     

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