I have just stumbled upon Aussiemove (and what a brilliant website!). We have been in the process of emigrating since November 2007 and are coming to Perth on a skilled visa. It has been the rather classic South African case of hurry up and wait! We are hoping to lodge our visa application by the end of October. My husband used to be a teacher (a dying occupation in SA) and now has his own Architectural Draughting business in Pietermaritzburg, KZN. I am also an ex-teacher trying my hand at real estate (IN THIS MARKET - AM I MAD?) We have done our IELTS exams, after a very long wait so hopefully things will start to move a little quicker!