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Why water is one of the strangest things in the universe

Why water is one of the strangest things in the universe

In the words of W.H. Auden “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water”.  We all know that water is critical for sustaining life on earth. A person can live approximately a month without food, but only one week without water. The importance of water has...

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite open the portal of the Wizarding World

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite open the portal of the Wizarding World

Harry Potter fans are waiting in breathless anticipation for the launch of the new Harry Potter game Wizards Unite, an augmented reality game that will be free to play. The game will be launched on Android and iOS mobile and is expected to generate the same excitement...

Best mountain bike trails in New Zealand

Best mountain bike trails in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country famous for its magnificent mountain ranges and dramatic scenery. Not surprisingly, it is also a country that attracts mountain bike enthusiasts from around the world who flock to New Zealand to traverse its wonderful mountain bike trails....

The Kentucky Derby: The most famous USA horse race

The Kentucky Derby: The most famous USA horse race

America’s horse racing fraternity and followers of horse racing around the world are anxiously awaiting America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby. This iconic horse race takes place in Louisville Kentucky on Saturday the 4th of May 2019 in Louisville Kentucky. This...

Should you or should you not financially emigrate from South Africa?

Should you or should you not financially emigrate from South Africa?

You don’t need to leave your financial assets behind when leaving South African shores. Through financial emigration from South Africa you can create a free flow of your money, transferring assets any time you want.   Financial emigration - what does it mean?...

Travel on one of South Africa’s most luxurious trains

Travel on one of South Africa’s most luxurious trains

There is nothing more decadent than travelling through South Africa’s countryside on safari, or to an exotic destination like Victoria Falls by luxury rail. The Rovos Rail train is one of the most luxurious trains in South Africa, where every need is taken care of,...

5 things not to miss at Plettenberg Bay

5 things not to miss at Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is a magical destination in South Africa that has a special place in many people’s hearts. This gorgeous seaside town on the Garden Route was originally called Bahia Formosa (beautiful bay) by the early Portuguese explorers and today retains much of...

How to vote abroad in the South African 2019 National Elections

How to vote abroad in the South African 2019 National Elections

The South African 2019 National Elections are almost here – and if you’re living abroad you have the chance to vote in the South African elections. The 2019 elections are being heralded as one of the most important elections in South Africa since 1994, so it’s...

Refer and earn with the FinGlobal referral programme

Refer and earn with the FinGlobal referral programme

Have you had a great experience with FinGlobal? Do you know of anyone living abroad and who would like to know more about how they can maximise their finances through financial emigration, how to access your South African retirement annuity and tailor-made tax...

SDA for South Africans wanting to travel abroad

SDA for South Africans wanting to travel abroad

Many South Africans looking to travel and live abroad are very interested in finding out more about the Single Discretionary Allowances (SDA), which allows you to take a certain amount of money out of South Africa every year.   Exchange control regulations in...

Are South African retirement annuities taxable in Australia?

Are South African retirement annuities taxable in Australia?

Australia is a popular destination for South Africans looking to immigrate to a country where they can enjoy good weather and an outdoor lifestyle similar to the one they are leaving behind in South Africa. The one thing many South Africans worry about is what their...

South Africans immigrating to Australia

South Africans immigrating to Australia

Australia has always been a popular destination for South Africans wanting to move to a country with a similar climate, outdoor lifestyle and laidback approach to living. In this article we are going to have a look at what is drawing people to immigrate to Australia...

Nice to have fibre

Nice to have fibre

Fibre Internet connections are becoming more popular in South Africa, with many users migrating from ADSL to this faster connection. The biggest advantage that fibre packages have when compared to ADSL are the increased connection speeds that allow users to stream...

6 reasons to love the Karoo

6 reasons to love the Karoo

There are many reasons to love the wonderful wide, open spaces of South Africa’s Karoo, including the unique towns that are dotted along its route, it’s stark, magnificent scenery and the Karoo Food Festival that celebrates the best of Karoo food. In this article we...

Cape Town afternoon teas: from Victorian sponges to views

Cape Town afternoon teas: from Victorian sponges to views

Taking tea in Cape Town combines two great opportunities – the chance to enjoy some delectable treats and explore the wonderful venues and views that Cape Town has to offer. If relaxing in some of Cape Town’s most beautiful venues while sampling tea and a vast array...

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