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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Savoring a slice of South Africa: The Spur cheddar melt steak recipe

For South Africans residing in different corners of the globe, there are culinary treasures beyond Biltong and Bobotie. One such ...

Protecting your assets and beneficiaries with a trust in South Africa: advice for expats

If you’re a South African expat living abroad with loved ones back home, you might be wondering how best to ...

Steps to take if your SARS tax compliance status shows as “non compliant”

Seeing red on your eFiling tax return status dashboard? Don’t panic! Spotting a "non-compliant" status notification when seeking your SARS ...

Made your decision to emigrate? What are the next steps?

If you’re one of the thousands of South Africans who has made the decision to jet off in search of ...

Inward foreign loans: a quick exchange control guide for South Africans

Foreign loans can be a powerful tool for South African residents, offering access to capital at potentially lower interest rates ...

Smoorsnoek recipe: A South African culinary classic

Smoorsnoek, known as gesmoorde vis in Afrikaans, stands as a quintessential South African delicacy. This legendary dish perfectly combines the ...

Understanding document legalisation for South African expats

Moving overseas as a South African expat? Brace yourself for a whirlwind of adventures, including the tricky business of getting ...

South African savoury snacks: the Souttert

Hailing from South Africa, Souttert stands as a cornerstone in the nation's vibrant culinary heritage. Imagine it as the quiche's ...

Reducing taxes as a South African expat: what you need to know about cross-border tax planning

Moving abroad? Don't forget about taxes! While it’s understandable that you’re excited to make the move, overlooking the tax implications ...

Navigating dual taxation: How to avoid double taxation on overseas transfers

Understanding your tax situation can be tricky after emigrating from South Africa to work and live abroad. Leaving the country ...

The ingenious spirit: South African inventions

What is South Africa famous for? Beyond its breathtaking wilderness, the country's spirit of ingenuity stands out, leading to South ...

Leaving South Africa? Here is how to use the traveller declaration form

Need to declare goods or currency when leaving South Africa? The new online Traveller Declaration System makes it easier and ...

Ceasing South African tax residency – what happens to your assets afterward?

Leaving South Africa for a new adventure is exciting, but worrying about your hard-earned assets and investments can dampen your ...

Replicating the King Pie recipe abroad

South African cuisine is renowned for its spiced aromas and vibrant flavors, with the iconic King Pie recipe standing out ...

Forget FOMO: the top countries people wouldn’t dream of leaving

Aweh, braai-loving boetjies and sjoe-sjoe sisters! Feeling that pang of "grass is greener" syndrome, but every lawn you peek at ...