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Tax-implications-of-selling-a-house-in-an-estate

The FYI on the tax implications of selling a house inherited from a deceased estate

When loved ones pass, they often take care to bestow a legacy on those they left behind. Being bequeathed a ...
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What South African retirees abroad need to know about living annuities and double taxation agreements

Are you considering retiring under sunny skies abroad while receiving income from your South African living annuity? Sounds idyllic! But ...
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Umfino Pap with cabbage and spinach: a delightful South African dish

Umfino is a traditional South African dish that beautifully combines pap (a type of porridge made from maize meal) with ...
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Is it necessary to report the death of South African expats to Home Affairs?

Many South Africans choose to build a life abroad, becoming expats in their new countries. But what happens when a ...
sars-tax-refund-south-africa

Don’t leave money on the table – understanding South Africa’s tax refund process for expats

Many people find tax season stressful, but getting a tax refund can be a welcome surprise. The South African Revenue ...
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Delightful homemade Lemon Cream biscuits: a South African favorite

There's something truly special about the tangy sweetness of lemon cream biscuits. This beloved South African treat has been a ...
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If emigration isn’t an option, explore these valuable tips for staying in South Africa.

Living in South Africa comes with its unique blend of challenges and rewards. While emigration might seem like a tempting ...
tax-residency-status-south-african-tax-return

Emigration essentials – top tips from the experts for filing your final South African tax return

Emigration is an exciting adventure, but it is essential to consider the tax implications of your international moves beforehand. This ...
two-pot-retirement-system

The Two Pot Retirement System – what South Africans at home and abroad need to know

The South African Parliament is on the verge of passing a groundbreaking bill that could reshape how citizens access their ...
south-africa-foreign-exchange-control

Understanding Exchange Control: purpose, mechanisms, and impact on global markets

Exchange control is a fundamental concept in international economics and finance that plays a crucial role in regulating the flow ...
5-factor-model-of-personality

5 factor personality model and emigration: uncovering the link

Are you curious about the connection between personality traits and the likelihood of emigration? The Big Five personality traits offer ...
milk-tart-dessert

South African Classic remastered: Rooibos Milk Tart Soufflé Recipe

Are you ready to elevate your dessert game? Look no further than this divine Rooibos Milk Tart Soufflé recipe. This ...
soet-patats-resep

Soet Patats: a delectable South African sweet potato dish with Amarula

If you're looking for a unique and flavorful sweet potato recipe, look no further than Bosveld Patats, a traditional South ...
tax-avoidance-vs-tax-evasion

Tax avoidance versus tax evasion – looking at the general anti-avoidance rules

Minimising your tax burden is a natural concern, but navigating the line between legal tax avoidance and illegal tax evasion ...
donations-tax-south-africa

To donate or lend – the tax implications of providing loved ones with access to funds

Many people find joy in being able to assist loved ones and charitable causes financially. Gifts and donations are essential ...
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A twist on tradition: Koeksister ice cream cone recipe

The classic koeksister is a traditional South African dessert made from braided dough that has been deep fried and soaked ...
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Tax for Forex traders: tax-saving strategies

Forex trading has become increasingly popular among South Africans in recent years, with many individuals looking to reap financial gains ...
international-money-transfer-from-south-africa

SARS tax compliance status for transferring funds abroad – what’s changed?

As a South African expat living abroad, managing your finances in more than one country shouldn’t be a source of ...
south-african-work-ethic

Here’s why international companies are hiring South African workers

South Africa is a country full of diverse and highly skilled professionals, known for their South African work ethic, adaptability, ...
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What is a SARS third party appointment, and how should you manage it?

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has the legal authority to appoint third parties, such as banks, to recover outstanding ...
south-africa-pension-retirement-in-south-africa

Maximising your retirement savings – exploring the option of transferring a South African pension fund abroad

Your retirement savings is undoubtedly one of the most important investments you’ll make in your life, but what happens to ...