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Do you pay tax in South Africa if you work overseas?

Do you pay tax in South Africa if you work overseas?

Do you pay tax in South Africa if you work overseas? This is a question that begs to be answered! A lot of people seem to be confused when it comes to expat tax South Africa. Many South African expats start living and working overseas without giving much thought to...

Hot cross bun inspired Easter cookies

Hot cross bun inspired Easter cookies

It’s that time of year again and before everyone starts bombarding each other with their favourite hot cross bun recipes, we’d like to make a suggestion. Let’s do things a little differently this year. Instead of jumping on the hot cross bun bandwagon, let’s make some...

Advantages and disadvantages of migration for the countries involved

Advantages and disadvantages of migration for the countries involved

You have obviously thought a lot about emigrating, but have you given much thought to the impact migration has on the country you head to, and the country you leave? When you take the global population – which is expanding at an explosive rate – and economic factors...

Double tax agreements explained for South African tax residents

Double tax agreements explained for South African tax residents

If you’ve recently moved abroad for work or you’re planning to leave South Africa soon to start a new job overseas, tax is one of the important things you need to consider and plan for. Why? Because South Africa has a residency-based tax system, which means if you’re...

SA pudding: How to make Boeber

SA pudding: How to make Boeber

Boeber is a South African pudding originally introduced to the country by the Cape Malays. The Cape Malay’s ancestors used to make a very similar dish before coming to SA. Another Afrikaans dessert that is very similar to Boeber is Melkkos. It’s important to note that...

How Covid-19 lockdowns have impacted global migration

How Covid-19 lockdowns have impacted global migration

With COVID-19 lockdowns, emigrating from South Africa has certainly become more challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic has done a good job of changing normal life as we know it. We’re all wearing masks, sanitising our hands, keeping a safe distance from others, and...

Jan Braai braaibroodjie recipes

Jan Braai braaibroodjie recipes

If you love National Braai Day on the 24th of September each year, you have Jan Braai (real name; Jan Scannell) to thank for it. Jan Braai is a much-loved personality in South Africa; he also did great work uniting the nation. He started the National Braai Day...

Real talk: what’s the deal with South Africa’s emigration rate?

Real talk: what’s the deal with South Africa’s emigration rate?

It’s a question that even the most patriotic South African has contemplated recently: is it time to leave South Africa? A valid question after the rollercoaster events of 2020 - there’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to get people to re-evaluate their priorities...

How to make South African rusks

How to make South African rusks

Rusk, rusks, glorious rusks! The more you dunk, the more you want! It sounds like a proudly sung anthem, doesn’t it? Well, as far as unique treats go, rusks should be our South African token treat! While people might look at you a little funny if you ask for rusks in...

Surf & Turf South African style!

Surf & Turf South African style!

Most people think of South Africa and automatically assume that the nation is all about pap en vleis, but that’s just not true. As a versatile nation, it appears that we’re just as into our Surf and Turf as we are into our braaivleis, pap, and biltong! One thing is...

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