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Cape Town

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Because the U.S. consulate is so far away from downtown and the rest of the diplomatic community, I can't speak to morale among expats overall, but morale at the consulate is quite high generally, though tempered somewhat by the crime concerns mentioned above and occasional frustrations with South African bureaucracy. - Oct 1, 2017
Large with high morale, but low emphasis on the "community" aspect. Most expats filter into local groups of friends so that there isn't an expat "scene" the way there is in other places. Maybe the community connected to the American school is tighter knit. This isn't really a problem unless you choose to make it one. - May 13, 2014
Huge, but invisible. We just blend in. - Aug 26, 2013
Fair to large. I agree with a previous writer who said expats (non-diplomatic) tend to integrate well and - Oct 28, 2007