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HERITAGE DAY Family Bring & Braai


Event Date 24-Sep-2017 13:30

Location Wherwell Cricket Club

Join us for a family orientated bring and braai to celebrate SOUTH AFRICA’S heritage day. Please share with all your southern African friends and family. No cover charge but we do need numbers please.

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London Fashion Week Party

Starts in 2 days

Fri 22 Sep 19:00 – Sat 23 Sep 03:00

316-318 King’s Rd, Chelsea, SW3 5UH

We are thrilled to invite you to our next event at Juju Club, an exclusive venue in the heart of Chelsea. On this weekend London will be buzzing with many events across the city and we are organizing an exciting night full of networking, music, dance and pure fun with music played by one of the most renowned DJ’s in the London, hired specifically for our event. The first 100 attendees will receive a free welcome club cocktail!

Designed by Martin Brudnizki, JuJu London oozes style and sophistication. Situated on the famous King’s Road in Chelsea, JuJu London has become the jewel in the crown of Chelsea’s bar scene. With an extensive cocktail list including a range of JuJu signature cocktails that all created by expert mixologists, JuJu London has secured its place as one of the best loved cocktail bars in London, complemented by a delicious tapas menu.

Recognized for its sleek interior, amazing cocktails and exclusive yet relaxed atmosphere, JuJu has won Best Late Night Bar 2013, Best Mixology 2012 and Best Bar 2011 at The London Club and Bar Awards.
Two lucky Members will receive a coupon for free dinners.

Albatross members signed up to the event can join for free, however, all late arrivals, including Albatross members arriving after 21:00 will be charged 15GBP. If you would like to volunteer as a co-host or photographer and join our welcome team, please message me for special info.

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SAFFA Answers Your FAQs on the EEA Family Permit

There is often a lot of confusion about the EEA Family Permit. What is the EEA Family Permit?

An EU citizen who takes up residence in the UK, in accordance with the EU regulations can bring his/her family with him/her.

The family accompanying the EU citizen have to apply for the EEA Family Permit. This permit allows the holders to enter and leave the UK.

The permit is valid for a period of six months and allows the holder to enter and leave the UK.

I am South African, and my South African spouse has dual nationality from an EU country. Will we be able to live and work in the UK?

Yes, you will be able to apply for the EEA Family permit, to accompany your spouse to the UK. Please also see above.

Do I need to apply for an EU Residence Card, or is the EEA Family Permit sufficient?

The EEA Family Permit is only an entry clearance for the UK.

We advise that the EU-national and all the non-EU family members apply for an EU Residence Card. You can do this within the first six months of arrival in the UK.

If you are successful in the application, the residence card will be issued in the format of a Biometric Residence Permit. This EU residence card will confirm the person’s right of residence in the UK and is valid for a period of five years.

It is not compulsory to apply for the residence card. However, it will make life easier, as it proves a person’s right to live and work in the UK.

It is, however, compulsory to apply for the residence card, if you are an extended family member of the EU-national.

Will I eventually be able to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain after obtaining an EEA Family Permit?

It is possible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, after spending five years in the UK, from the first date of entry, with the EEA family visa.

All the family members can lodge this application, including the EU citizen.

To be successful in the application, the EU citizen exercises his/her EU Treaty rights throughout the five-year period.

How much can I travel as the holder of a five-year residence permit? Keeping in mind that I want to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain?

We would normally recommend that the holder of the five-year residence permit do not travel more than 180 days per year. This will then show that their main place of residence is the UK. If the holder spends more time outside of the UK rather than in the UK it can jeopardise the Indefinite Leave to Remain application.

Please note that this is if the traveller is allowed to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. There are different restrictions for the British Citizenship application.

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NYC Welcome Fall Event

Starts in 2 days

Thu 21 Sep 18:30 – 21:30

Karizma Lounge
244 E 51st Street
New York

Let us join together to bid farewell to Summer and welcome Fall’s warmth and joy at this Intimate, 2-story hookah & cocktail bar in Mid-town East. To make our evening more lively, there will be a special “BELLY DANCE PERFORMANCE” by a well known professional dance in Tri-State. Do not miss it!
As usual, there will be a welcome drink and some appetizers for tasting. The venue has full food menu for those interested in having dinner or just some bites.

1. Please click ‘Cancel attendance’ if you cannot make it.
2. To make the check in faster, Mention your FIRST NAME, LAST NAME to the host at the door.
3. If you are not an “approved member” at the time of the event, you will be charged as a guest. This means if you are not on the network where we can search your profile you are a guest.
4. Please bring EXACT CHANGE to pay the cover($8, $20 or $25 based on your membership). Credit cards are NOT accepted to pay the COVER.
5. Please note that if you are bringing guests, they have to pay $25 Cover. Please note guests must register and RSVP themselves on the website if they’d like a pre-printed name tag and faster check in.
6. Make sure to take your NAME TAG and DRINK TICKET. Do not lose your drink ticket. Drink Ticket can be redeemed for one (1) Welcome Drink
7. Please TIP the Bartenders
8. Mix, Mingle and have a great time.
9. This is a 21+ Event. Please bring proper ID
11. Please do not crowd the bar area and utilize all of the main floor for socializing.
12. Food: As mentioned in the invite, there will be some sample appetizers for tasting . They will be served during the first hour only.
13. Your RSVP is Non-Transferable.

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September-To-Remember: InterNations Gold Coast Catch Up

Starts in 1 day
Wed 20 Sep 18:30 – 21:00
Shuck Restaurant

20 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach
Gold Coast

Not only has Shuck recently been awarded as ‘Best Seafood Restaurant on the Gold Coast’ (can you imagine the delicious complimentary canapes waiting for us?!) – It has also been our most popular venue so far with over 80 people attending the last time!
On Wednesday the 20th of September 2017 we are welcome at the fabulous venue Shuck on cosy Tedder Ave, Main Beach from 6:30pm – 9pm.

We have an Exclusive Area for our InterNations Members but not only that, look at the amazing offer they are spoiling us with:

• Complimentary canapes (be in time to not miss out!)
• Discounts on drinks on the night

We invite (Australian) Locals, Global Minds and Expats to join us for a fun and relaxing get together in which we chat about what we are passionate about and how we can help each other experience the beautiful Gold Coast best. Any tips/places to visit you are keen to share or learn more about? It is not your typical Business Network event where you get heaps of business cards shoved in your face, although we also heard some people coming together for business opportunities. Whatever you feel like, there will be something interesting to chat about whilst having a drink and enjoying complimentary canapes from this award winning venue – don’t miss out!

(The venue has a limit of maximum people we can fit so sign up asap to secure your spot on the guest list.)

See you all on Wednesday the 20th of September 2017 at Shuck in Main Beach – don’t forget to bring your partners, family, friends and colleagues.

What: SEPTEMBER-TO-REMEMBER: InterNations Catch Up
Whom: Locals, Expats & Global minds (invite your Aussie mates too, especially the ones who love to travel!)

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Buitelandse taks: Tesourie se toegewings verwelkom

Belastingwetgewing oor buitelandse werk sal eers in 2020 verander. Dit gee mense wat die wet probeer omseil, die kans om hul belastingsake reg te ruk.

Die toegewings wat die nasionale tesourie oor belasting op werkers in die buiteland gemaak het, kan as ’n oorwinning beskou word vir Barry Pretorius en sy Expatriate Petition Group, sê die belastingkenner Jerry Botha.

Botha, besturende vennoot by Tax Consulting SA, het ’n groep besorgde Suid-Afrikaners wat in die buiteland werk by die openbare sittings oor die tesourie se belastingwetswysigings verteenwoordig. Die tesourie wil die belastingkwytskelding op inkomste wat in die buiteland verdien word, verwyder.

Maar Donderdag het die tesourie ingestem om die datum wanneer die verandering van krag word tot 1 Maart 2020 uit te stel, asook om ’n ruim R1 miljoen se kwytskelding per jaar aan werkers in die buiteland te bied.

Botha sê die resultaat is veel meer voordelig as wat oorspronklik voorgestel is.

Hy meen Yunus Carrim, voorsitter van die parlement se staande komitee oor finansies, en die span van die tesourie gelei deur Chris Axelson, direkteur vir persoonlike inkomstebelasting, moet bedank word dat hulle ’n raadplegende proses gevolg het.

Botha sê die belastingkwytskelding op die eerste R1 miljoen wat Suid-Afrikaners in die buiteland verdien as hulle langer as 183 dae daar werk, sal die impak versag op laer- tot middelklas-Suid-Afrikaners wat in die buiteland ’n inkomste verdien.

Suid-Afrikaanse belastinginwoners wat in lande werk met hoë belastingkoerse sal waarskynlik ook nie ekstra betalings aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens (SAID) hoef te doen as die vrystelling van R1 miljoen in werking tree nie.

Die tesourie het besluit om die datum van die inwerkingstelling van sy voorstelle met nog ’n jaar uit te stel om mense meer tyd te gee om hul werkkontrakte of omstandighede aan te pas, of om hul belastingstatus reg te stel of te formaliseer.

Dit blyk daar is nog baie Suid-Afrikaners wat in die buiteland werk wat nooit belastingopgawes in Suid-Afrika indien nie, of wat hul opgawes invul met R0 as inkomste. Sommige dui selfs vir die SAID aan dat hulle werkloos is, al verdien hulle inkomste in die buiteland.

Botha waarsku dié mense loop ’n risiko en die boodskap van die tesourie en die SAID is dat hulle hul belastingsake in orde moet kry.

Dit blyk baie Suid-Afrikaners besef nie dat hulle steeds belastinginwoners in Suid-Afrika is nie, al het hulle geëmigreer. Botha se advies is dat hulle by die SAID of die Reserwebank moet bevestig wat hul belastingstatus is.

Kyle Mandy, belastingvennoot van PwC, het ook die tesourie se ruim toegewings verwelkom.

Mandy sê hy is bewus van belastingbetalers wat die wet misbruik en doelbewus langer as 183 dae buite die land bly om vir die kwytskelding te kwalifiseer.

Axelson sê hulle het oorweeg om die tydperk van 183 dae te verleng tot sê 300 dae, maar dit sou kon beteken ’n onderwyser wat 250 dae in die buiteland werk, nie die vrystelling van R1 miljoen kon gebruik nie.

Ismail Momoniat, hoof van belastingbeleid by die tesourie, sê dit is nie altyd moontlik om almal tevrede te hou met belastingkwessies nie, en die mikpunt is op die ou einde om almal ewe tevrede te hou.

Deur: Netwerk 24

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Heritage Day Family Bring & Braai


Event Date 24-Sep-2017 11:30
Location Wimbledon Park

Sanibonani, Dumelang, Howzit On the 24th of September it’s HERITAGE DAY ???????? Please join for a ? of ??culture in Wimbledon Park ?? And hopefully enjoy one of the last few days of with a lekker bring & braai.

Please make the effort by wearing anything South African?? I am also selling a few Beaded Zulu Necklaces & bangles. If you want to know more please inbox me!

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Celebrate InterNations 10th Anniversary with Dublin!

Starts in 3 weeks 1 day
Sat 07 Oct 20:00 – Sun 08 Oct 02:00

Our 10th anniversary is nearly here! On Saturday, 7 October, the world’s longest birthday celebration will take place in multiple cities around the globe, from Dublin to Yaounde.

Invites with more details will be sent out soon, so mark your calendars and stay tuned!

InterNations Ambassadors Dublin
Living the InterNations spirit – Nobody stands alone!
InterNations is constantly growing and for many guests, this will be their first event. Please be welcoming and introduce them to your friends. Live the spirit of connecting global minds to ensure that every member has a lovely time. Thanks!

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Bokke pak All Blacks met 3 veranderinge tydens Rugbykampioenskap-toets teen die All Blacks in Albany

Trevor Nyakane se snywond in sy gesig het genoegsaam herstel dat hy die Springbokke in Saterdag se Rugbykampioenskap-toets teen die All Blacks in Albany sal verteenwoordig.

Onsekerheid het oor sy beskikbaarheid bestaan nadat hy die veld in die toets teen die Wallabies in Perth verlaat het. Hy moes agterna verskeie steke vir sy wond ontvang.

Hy is wel nie in die beseerde Coenie Oosthuizen se plek as vaskopstut in die beginspan gekies nie. Oosthuizen sal ongeveer ses weke weens ’n gebreekte arm uit wees. Hy is reeds huistoe gestuur waar hy ’n spesialis in Durban sal besoek.

“Ruan Dreyer het goed gevaar toe hy Frans Malherbe in Junie vanjaar teen ’n kragtige Franse voorry vervang het,” het Allister Coetzee gesê.

“Ruan sal Saterdag begin. Ons wil met Trevor en Steven Kitshoff as ’n kombinasie op die bank volhard sodat hulle in die tweede helfte impak kan maak.”

Dreyer is een van drie veranderinge aan die beginspan.

Franco Mostert sal weer Eben Etzebeth se slotmaat vorm, met Pieter-Steph du Toit wat terugskuif na die bank. Jean-Luc du Preez vervang die beseerde Jaco Kriel as die seweflank. Laasgenoemde het ’n skouerbesering teen Australië opgedoen.

“Pieter-Steph het baie goed gedoen toe hy en Franco roteer is,” het die Bok-afrigter gesê.

“Franco het vyf puik wedstryde gehad voordat hy verlede week gerus het. Hy voel weer vars. Ek verwag nog ’n sterk vertoning deur hom. Ons sal sy hoë werkverrigting baie benodig.”

Bok-span: Andries Coetzee (6 toetse), Raymond Rhule (6), Jesse Kriel (22), Jan Serfontein (32), Courtnall Skosan (6), Elton Jantjies (17), Ross Cronje (4), Uzair Cassiem (4), Jean-Luc du Preez (7), Siya Kolisi (22), Franco Mostert (12), Eben Etzebeth (60, kapt), Ruan Dreyer (1), Malcolm Marx (8), Tendai Mtawarira (93). PLAASVERVANGERS: Bongi Mbonambi (10), Steven Kitshoff (16), Trevor Nyakane (31), Lood de Jager (30), Pieter-Steph du Toit (26), Francois Hougaard (45), Handré Pollard (20), Damian de Allende (24).

Deur: Netwerk 24

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Fly to Brno: the friendly city of Czech Republic

Brno is the friendly city of Czech Republic. This city has a population of 400,000 inhabitants and is a true European gem! Brno offers colourful festivals and a welcoming atmosphere, and is a great starting point for those who wish to explore the South Moravian region. Popular attractions include the Spilberk Castle and the beautiful Vila Tugendhat.

Cheap flights to Brno are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to be fascinated by this old European city. Brno is the home of Brno-Turany Airport (BRQ), which is conveniently located just 18-minutes from the city centre. Brno-Turany Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including BMI Regional, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Lufthansa. Popular connecting flights to Brno depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. The flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 19 hours and 5 minutes.

Click here to check flights to Brno

Why visit Brno

  • Arts and CultureThe Moravian Gallery, Brno House of Arts and other galleries showcase the rich artistic influences from around Europe. Take a tour and enjoy all the beautiful pieces on display.
  • HistoryFrom prehistoric times and throughout the world wars and the rest of world history, Brno has played a role in the shaping of modern day Europe.
  • ArchitectureMedieval-styled fronts and ornate ceilings – the architecture on the streets of Brno rival no other. Vila Tugendhat and the cathedral of St. Paul and St. Peter share in this splendour.

Best time to visit Brno

Brno is a hub of activity in the summer time when the sun is out and people are out having a great time. The best thing about Brno is that the weather is never really bad, so you’ll be sure to have a good time whenever you decide to go. Most tourists choose to go over the summer months (June – August), and as a result, flights and accommodation can be very pricey over this period of time. We suggest you in skip the summer months, as it gets hot, and also rains a lot! Try spring (March to May) or autumn (September to mid-October) instead, or if you’re feeling quite adventurous, visit this Czech city between November and February. You’ll get to say that you experienced a real European winter and will most probably have better stories to tell than the tourists who had to stand in long queues everywhere, overheating at crowded tourist sites.

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