What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?
Because of the State Department EFM hiring freeze consulate jobs for spouses are hard to come by. There is a reciprocal work agreement with South Africa, but because unemployment is so high locally it may be difficult to convince a local company to hire a foreigner unless you have a unique skill set. Be aware that local laws incentivize hiring black South Africans. - Oct 1, 2017
Not really. - May 13, 2014
Most spouses here have small kids and are at home or find volunteer opportunities. There are a few jobs available at the Consulate. While there is a work agreement for diplomatic spouses, the South African rate of unemployment is high and salaries are not communsurate with the U.S. - Aug 26, 2013
No - job protection is in effect due to high unemployment, so it is very difficult to get a working visa in most occupations. - Oct 28, 2007