South African expats fear losing tax exemption

South Africans living abroad are fuming. Many will now be forced to come home after the Treasury announced a proposal to remove the foreign employment income tax exemption for South African expatriates. This means that those who make money from overseas employment could now be taxed domestically on their earnings. Magda Schoeman, who has lived […]
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I think I may be the worst SAFFA in the free world…

Actually, I’m not quite sure which expat South African I am.  I know I am not the bloke at the BBQ bashing bad ‘ol Zuma and recounting my home invasion with dramatic interludes and role play amongst intermittent gasps from first world friends who just came for the rugby game. I am most definitely not […]
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South African Braai – DORSET – The New Inn

EVENT DETAILS & LOCATION Event Date: 02-Sep-2017 12:00 Location: The New Inn DATE: 2 September 2017 TIME: 12:00 – 15:00 VENUE: The New Inn. 14 Long Street, DT2 7JF, Dorset PRICE/TICKETS: £10 – pay at bar South African Braai at The New Inn. Everyone is welcome South African or not. Since we had such a […]
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What you need to know about a tax-free savings income.

The allowance means that the first £1,000 interest on savings income for basic rate taxpayers (taxable income up to £33,500) is tax-free. For higher-rate taxpayers (taxable income up to £150,000) the PSA is £500. Anyone earning over £150,000 does not benefit from the new PSA. In addition, any taxpayers whose total taxable income is less […]
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Grab Amazon’s Birthday Specials and let Postbox-Courier ship it to South Africa

Not only do South Africans often feel left out of the deals on a bounty of gadgets and modern products available to overseas consumers, but South African Expats (SAFFAs) overseas, also find it hard to find a decent reliable service to send gifts and stuff back home to friends and family. Fortunately, Postbox-Courier (PBC) has […]
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The city that never sleeps – New York

New York, the Big Apple, IS America, and probably the greatest city in the world. Enriched with an extensive system of public and private universities, training colleges, medical schools, business schools and art schools, it is truly one of the great educational cities. Set at the mouth of the great Hudson River, New York is […]
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