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Reasons for wanting to retain South African citizenship

Did you know? South Africans who formally and voluntarily attain citizenship in another country without gaining prior consent from the ...
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Eskom has changed pension fund payout rules for deferred members

If you’re a member of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF), there have been some updates to the rules ...
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A bierbrood recipe for the festive season!

What could possibly be better than fresh bread and lashings of butter? Or gravy soaked up with delectably soft bread? ...
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Unique South African gifts

The South African Christmas has changed. What was once extravagance and opulence around the braai or dining room table has ...
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Can you borrow money from your retirement annuity in South Africa?

As the retirement annuity encashment specialists of choice for South African expats, we get asked a lot of questions about ...
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Renewing your South African passport: South African passport renewal & fast track in Australia

You've jetted off to Australia, you've set up a home, you've found a job, and you've started enjoying your social ...
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Why are so many South Africans moving to the Netherlands?

While it may come as no surprise that thousands of South Africans are eagerly packing their bags and heading to ...
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Hot Question: Must I deregister myself as a taxpayer with SARS if I have emigrated?

If there’s one thing that South Africans often overlook in their emigration planning, it’s the tax implications of their big ...
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Inheritance from South Africa? What are your next steps to getting it overseas?

As the recipient of a South African inheritance, there are a number of things to be aware of from an ...
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How to get a tax clearance certificate for a deceased estate in South Africa

As the saying goes, the only certainties in life are death and taxes, so it’s best to be prepared for ...
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Countries to immigrate to from South Africa 2022

While leaving the sunny shores of South Africa may be heart-wrenching, it's also an exciting prospect. Anticipating a new way ...
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Afval recipe

As a Saffa far from home, you may have found yourself searching 'good old' Google for information on how to ...
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Turkey bobotie

Few recipes encapsulate our culture quite like the South African bobotie recipe. Of course, we have our traditional favourite foods ...
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Do you need a will for your South African assets when you live offshore

The last thing you're thinking about when boarding that exciting international flight to a new life is dying! Unless you're ...
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Expat FAQs: Can you open a bank account in South Africa from offshore?

Despite having relocated abroad, as an expat there might still be a need for you to bank in South Africa.  ...
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Hot question: How much money can you take out of South Africa when emigrating?

One of the most important aspects of preparing for your overseas relocation is your financial planning. Although South African exchange ...
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What to do with assets in South Africa when a person dies offshore

What to do with assets in South Africa when a person dies offshore With so many South Africans having emigrated ...
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Blessings from SARS – updates to withdrawals from retirement annuity funds after emigration

Thanks to tax directive system updates from the South African Revenue Service (SARS), individuals who had formally emigrated through the ...
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Vetkoek recipe without yeast

Vetkoek, also known as ‘fat cakes,’ is, in our opinion, right at the top of the list of traditional South ...
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How to renew your South African passport if you’re overseas

If you’ve relocated and you’re now living overseas or you have been issued another country’s passport, you might think it’s ...
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Can I open a bank account offshore before I physically emigrate from South Africa?

The last thing you want when you move overseas to start a new life is to be caught without access ...
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