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New Mauritius visa rules attract SA emigrants

New Mauritius visa rules attract SA emigrants

When South Africans consider immigrating, the most significant concern is giving up the relaxed holiday-feel lifestyle they are accustomed to. Unfortunately, growing up in a country that is home to perpetual braai weather makes one a little weather-spoilt when viewing...

Tax emigration vs Financial emigration: The facts

Tax emigration vs Financial emigration: The facts

Tax emigration, financial emigration, formal emigration, physical emigration - what’s the difference? Is there a difference? Whether you’re living abroad already or you’re still planning on leaving South Africa in the future, if you’ve been doing your homework on the...

Herderspastei

Herderspastei

Any South African will tell you that we turn to the kitchen and healing properties of good home-cooked food in moments of crisis. Hence the theory that a sumptuous shepherd's pie can alleviate feelings of 'home sickness' when far from the shores of home and cure the...

Expat tax matters: claiming your tax back in South Africa

Expat tax matters: claiming your tax back in South Africa

Did someone say “tax refund”? Yes, that’s a real thing. Believe it or not, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) isn’t always about taking all of your money. Sometimes SARS even gives some of it back! All jokes aside, as a South African living and working overseas,...

Weskus snoek & patat

Weskus snoek & patat

The icy waves of the Atlantic ocean crashing down onto the blitz-wit sand. The mournful sound of Seagulls calling in the crystal blue sky as they wheel and spin above the water as the salty breeze gently whispers against your skin. Welcome to the West Coast Peninsula...

How to perfectly braai steak

How to perfectly braai steak

Just the sound and smell of the wood and charcoal crackling on the braai is bound to get your neighbours peeking over the garden fence looking for a good time. Who can resist the tempting aroma of steak seared on the braai grill? Soon, what started as a quick steak...

Rassie Erasmus South Africa’s head coach

Rassie Erasmus South Africa’s head coach

July 24th, 2021, is a date that is sure to be remembered for a long time. Two proud teams faced each other across the green of the Rugby field in a time-honoured tradition. Enter the start of the British and Irish Lions Tour 2021. One would think the victorious team...

Financial advisors in South Africa for clients abroad

Financial advisors in South Africa for clients abroad

For South African expats living abroad, managing their personal finances can prove to be quite tricky. For one, you are living thousands of miles across the ocean, so it’s not as though you can hop in your car and pop into your financial advisors’ office for a quick...

How does the new tax legislation affect my South African provident fund?

How does the new tax legislation affect my South African provident fund?

So you’ve probably heard there have been some changes this year to South African tax law that affect the way expats can access their retirement savings, effectively placing a three-year waiting period on withdrawing these funds once it is shown that the individual has...

Bobotie with yellow rice and chutney

Bobotie with yellow rice and chutney

Bobotie is not a new word to any South African. We either enjoyed the dish regularly at home or were treated to it when visiting family and friends. Like many traditional South African foods, bobotie actually comes from the Cape Malay descendants when slaves and...

Who can deal in foreign exchange in South Africa?

Who can deal in foreign exchange in South Africa?

If you’re preparing for your emigration from South Africa, one of the most important things to consider is how you plan on moving your money out of South Africa once you’ve left. Any international move brings with it a range of financial considerations and...

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