Hi you also have to remember when you transfer over with SAPOL they pay you a very low salary when at the police accademy, I know its not that long but its certainly a shortfall from the Mets wages as we found out !!
We came here 19 months ago with 4 kids about $12000 and shed loads of cases....we have made it work.
If you want it bad enough it can be done we are proof of that...we used Gb Liners all very good great price too...
Sorry cant offer any moving advice cos have been here too long but wish you all the best. Life is an adventure but a good diver checks his depth (or should i say her depth!) and it sounds like you have checked yours.
Good luck with everything