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  • A Time Of Terror

    Unfolding Violence And Escalating Terror Attacks Worldwide Terror attacks have always been prevalent in society, but if recent news is to be believed, there seems to be an escalation in attacks around the globe. One may argue that the nature of modern media and communication simply casts a bigger spotlight on such actions, but even if this were true, there’s

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  • An Economy In Crisis

    Why South Africa’s Economy Won’t Be Bouncing Back Any Time Soon South Africa has seen its fair share of economic ups- and downs in the past few years and months – so reporting on the state of the economy seems a rather perplexing task akin to reading tea leaves. Nevertheless, for those of us sitting in foreign territory with monies

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  • The Impact Of Political Change On Saffas

    How The Political Climate Is Changing And What It Means For Expats We’re living in interesting times, to say the least. And if recent political discourse is anything to go by, we’re in for an even bumpier ride in the months and years ahead. But what’s happening in the world and how does it affect expats? Changing leadership around the

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  • Tax Implications For Saffas Temporarily Abroad

    South African Temporarily Abroad: What Does This Mean & What Are The Legal & Tax Implications? The debate over the definition of “South African temporarily abroad” is a longstanding one. For although the South African Reserve Bank and South African Revenue Service have applied their regulations quite uniformly across the board, its definition of ordinary residency has always been vague,

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  • Attention Saffas Living Abroad – SARS Wants Your Rands

    Beware Expat Saffas: The Taxman Is Coming There are very few emigrants of any country who could be said to leave their home country purely for the sake of a better tax rate. Those few individuals who have that luxury are also usually those individuals who can readily pack up and set off to a new destination on a whim. 

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