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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 ...

SARS AIT: What to expect when transferring proceeds from South Africa

South Africa’s exchange control and tax systems are in the process of being modernised and overhauled. This means that the ...

Discover the decadent flavors of Denningvleis: a South African delight

South Africa is a tapestry of cultures, each adding flavors and nuances to the collective culinary treasure. Among these is ...
What happens to your South African insurance policies when you move abroad

What happens to your South African insurance policies when you move abroad?

Embarking on a new adventure abroad is exciting, but have you considered how it impacts your South African insurance policies? ...
AIT A comprehensive guide for South African Expats

AIT: the ultimate guide to the new SARS Tax Compliance Status for South African expats

Are you a South African expat planning to move funds abroad? Buckle up, because the game has changed! Introducing AIT, ...
South African hot cross bun recipe

Traditional South African hot cross buns get a twist with Mosbolletjies!

If one encapsulates the essence of South African baking, it would be an aromatic fusion of cultural heritage, love for ...
A comprehensive guide to Foreign Employment Income Exemption

A comprehensive guide to the SARS foreign income tax exemption for South Africans working abroad

Imagine working your dream job abroad, exploring new cultures, and earning a competitive salary. Sounds idyllic, right? But for South ...

The Role of SARS in International Fund Transfers from South Africa: Understanding AIT and Tax Compliance

Planning to transfer funds overseas? Whether you're investing, sending gifts, or managing international business, understanding the role played by the ...