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Delight in the taste of South Africa: Discover the tameletjie recipe

A tameletjie is a delightful traditional toffee treat that not only satisfies the taste buds but also holds a significant ...

The ex-pat conundrum: To rent or sell your South African property when moving overseas?

Relocating to another country is a significant financial pivot, with a host of strategic decisions to make about existing assets ...

Heritage Day South Africa: A Joyous Celebration

Heritage Day, also known as National Braai Day in South Africa, is a celebration of the country's rich cultural heritage ...

Transferring money out of South Africa – the Single Discretionary Allowance vs the Foreign Capital Allowance

Just because you’re not planning on emigrating from South Africa any time soon, doesn’t mean that your finances have to ...

What supporting documents does SARS require with the Approval of International Transfers (AIT) application?

The SARS tax compliance status (TCS) processes involved with making international money transfers out of South Africa have changed. Where ...

Reporting of loop structures created after 1 January 2021

The Minister of Finance and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) have been hard at work these past few years ...

Effects of migration on families: Emigration and its effects on family bonds

The decision to emigrate is a complex and often difficult one. It requires consideration of many factors such as employment ...

Salwaa’s Cape Malay Cooking

If you haven’t indulged in some of Salwaa’s Cape Malay cooking, now is the time. Don’t delay; grab a recipe ...

South Africa’s new bank notes

In 2023, the South African Reserve Bank introduced a visionary and patriotic series of bank notes, marking a significant milestone ...

Living abroad? How the 183 days tax rule applies to you as a South African earning a foreign income

Until you have officially terminated your tax residency with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), you are still technically a ...

Stove top bread recipe – Boerewors Potbrood

Traditional South African cuisine is full of flavor and hearty dishes, the South African Potbrood recipe being one of the ...

Offshore trusts for South Africans: A Guide to Five Key Considerations

The current political and economic climate in South Africa has made it increasingly important for taxpayers to consider ways of ...

Regularisation of loop structures – 5 things South Africans must know

Back in the days of South Africa’s stringent exchange control regime, loop structures were prohibited. The whole idea was to ...

Delicious homemade tennis biscuits: A taste of South African history!

Tennis biscuits recipe have been enjoyed in South Africa for generations. The origin of the name ‘tennis’ is unclear, but ...

2023 tax season: non-resident does not mean you are deregistered with SARS

The 2023 SARS Tax Season kicked off in July. If you’re a South African living overseas you might be tempted ...

How do I get my money out of South Africa via tax emigration?

If you’re emigrating, you’ve probably already arranged the packing and moving of your belongings. You’ve likely already sorted out passports, ...

The charm of the South African breyani recipe

If you're a South African breyani enthusiast, chances are you've encountered the mouthwatering array of delicious breyani dishes. But what ...

SARS VDP lifeline for non-compliant expats, tax experts say grab it while you can

If there’s one thing that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) wants to do, it’s make taxpayer compliance as easy ...

Famous South African: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Gregory Alan Isakov announces 2024 Australian tour

Gregory Alan Isakov is coming to Australia in 2024! The singer, songwriter, and musician, who has been nominated for a ...

Understanding and Navigating Letters of Executorship in South Africa

Experiencing the loss of a close one is a profoundly emotional event. Amidst the grief, there are legalities that necessitate ...

Determining tax residency status in South Africa – unpacking the physical presence test

If you’re a South African, it’s important to know that your relationship with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is ...