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Hot cross bun muffin

Hot cross bun muffin

Let’s talk South African Easter Recipes! With Easter just around the corner, hot cross buns are undoubtedly on the top of your shopping list, second only to the pile of Easter eggs that is! The usual manic rush before the long Easter weekend ensues with all Saffas...

What does being an expat entail?

What does being an expat entail?

If you’ve found yourself wondering what the grass looks like on the other side, then it’s time you brushed up on your expatriate information. Firstly, what is an expat or expatriate? Broadly this can be defined as a person who legally lives and works in a country for...

Jan Braai’s seafood potjie

Jan Braai’s seafood potjie

Anyone will tell you that there is nothing better than the rich aroma of a seafood potjie. What’s more is that it's good for the soul and the empty tummy too! Potjiekos directly translates to “pot food” and is pronounced 'poi-key-cos.' Potjiekos was introduced to...

Making your own bunny chow

Making your own bunny chow

A bunny chow, or bunny as the locals call it, is mouth-watering curry filled inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread. A loaf of white bread may seem bland, but add any delicious curry to it, and you’ll have yourself a tasty bunny. Of course, you could use the whole loaf...

Expat Tax Matters: how does the “physical presence” test work?

Expat Tax Matters: how does the “physical presence” test work?

Tax residency in South Africa can be a complicated thing. You don’t have to live in South Africa to qualify as a tax resident, and South Africans living and working abroad have had to come to grips with their tax status since tax law amendments made their foreign...

Three important things to know about getting tax clearance from SARS

Three important things to know about getting tax clearance from SARS

If getting your South African tax clearance is something that’s been lingering on your to-do list, here’s what you need to know to get it sorted. Tax compliance is important for South Africans living abroad, because tax residents are required to file a tax return with...

Boerewors paptert

Boerewors paptert

Boerewors, oh boerewors, how do we love thee, let us count the ways! Let’s stop for a moment to count the ways: boerie rolls, boerie stew, boerie on the braai and boerie with slaai, but the greatest of these has to be boerewors paptert! Made primarily from two of...

Can I still own property in South Africa after tax emigration?

Can I still own property in South Africa after tax emigration?

While South Africa’s property market is currently considered a buyer’s market, it makes sense that there has been an uptick in South Africans living and working abroad buying properties back in South Africa. Asking prices are reasonable given economic conditions, the...

Roosterkoek – South African bread recipe

Roosterkoek – South African bread recipe

Are you looking for a simple and easy way to wow your guests at your next braai? Why not make some delicious roosterkoek? This delightful South African bread is a twist on the boring bread roll option. This simple, tasty, yet basic bread roll recipe is baked on the...

Emigration and taxes – what should South Africans consider?

Emigration and taxes – what should South Africans consider?

With so many individuals and families emigrating or planning to emigrate from South Africa, it’s important to have a solid understanding of all the implications of an international relocation, including the implications of tax emigration. Since changes were made to...

Fish on the braai

Fish on the braai

Nothing describes a summer in the sun more than a succulent fish braai under the blue African sky! Served with lashings of salads, new potatoes, and braai broodjies, the fish braai is the perfect conclusion to a hot day spent splashing in the pool or sea. However, for...

What is the 183-day rule for tax residency?

What is the 183-day rule for tax residency?

South Africans living abroad have had to come to grips with their tax residency since tax law amendments brought them back into the tax net in March 2020. From this date, South African tax residents earning foreign employment income abroad can expect to receive tax...

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