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Durban man banged up abroad

Independent Online - 3 hours ago
“What they sometimes do is that they will tell you just put your clothes into this bag, and you don't know that it is loaded with drugs,” says Gerber, whose organisation helps families of South Africans who have been jailed overseas on drug...

Education Abroad interest meeting: South Africa

CU Boulder Today - 20 hours ago
Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn 6 credits in six weeks while helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local...

South Africa murder family 'in limbo' waiting for trial

BBC News - 1 day ago
A family from south Wales have said they are "in limbo" because the men accused of killing their son in South Africa are still to go on trial three-and-a-half years after his death. Jeremy Brooke, 32, was shot during an armed robbery and five men were ...and...

Exodus of SA Players slows

SuperSport - 2 days ago
The 2017 Player Exodus may not yet be completed but already it looks as if fewer players will be heading abroad this year than last. An article on Supersport.com last year chronicled the movement of almost 50 South African players heading overseas last ...and...

Model seeks to strip Mugabe wife of immunity

Daily Nation - 3 days ago
Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe. A South African model who Ms Mugabe is alleged to have assaulted is seeking to reverse the First Lady's diplomatic immunity PHOTO | JEKESAI NJIKIZANA | AFP ...and...

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Proteas' new opener Markram was 'almost lost to SA cricket'

Times LIVE - 20 hours ago
Speaking shortly after Markram was confirmed as SA's new Test opening partner to Dean Elgar on Friday‚ Faul said the batsman turned down several overseas offers despite the fact that he was further down in the batting pecking order at the Titans. “He ...and...

Cape Town Club Confirms Death Of Staff Member

Soccer Laduma - 1 day ago
... coach at African Soccer Development Academy in Cape Town. Among the Mzansi football stars he helped develop during his time, Ntlebi nurtured current Cape Town City midfielder, Ayanda Patosi, aiding in his growth when he earned an overseas move.and...

Bonang to take her memoir overseas

SowetanLIVE - 1 day ago
Vivian said Bonang was planning to go on a nationwide book tour when she returned to South Africa‚ before launching her memoir in Lagos‚ Nigeria and Botswana. “There has been a lot of interest for the book from a number of markets and we are in ...and...

With KPMG's reputation in tatters, we shine a light on their new CEO

Independent Online - 1 day ago
KPMG sees her as a highly experienced partner with extensive client experience, leading a significant transformation in the financial services and other industry sectors in South Africa and overseas. She has over 17 years' experience in management ...and...

North Korea's loyal partners in Africa

Deutsche Welle - 2 days ago
Many African countries have bronze sculptures commemorating prominent personalities - and many of them bear the artistic signature of the North Korean monument factory, Mansudae Overseas Projects (MOP). For decades, the state enterprise has earned a ...and...

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Prominent South African critic of President Jacob Zuma has resigned

Coastweek - 27 minutes ago
CAPE TOWN South Africa (Xinhua) -- African National Congress (ANC) MP Makhosi Khoza on Thursday announced her resignation, signalling a deepening rift within South Africa's ruling party. “I will not be led by leaders .... Deputy President Cyril ...and...

#southafrica2023 Rugby World Cup bid exceeds World Rugby objectives

Independent Online - 2 hours ago
SA Rugby Union president Mark Alexander and CEO Jurie Roux, along with South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, will lead South Africa's bid presentation to World Rugby's General Council in London on Monday. France, Ireland and South ...and...

South Africans get behind Rugby World Cup 2023 bid

RNews - 6 hours ago
South African Rugby sponsors, sports people, celebrities and ordinary South Africans have rallied behind the Rugby World Cup 2023 bid on the eve of the team's departure to present the bid to the World Rugby Council in London. Fittingly, for South...

Unilever strikes deal over South African spreads business

Reuters - 10 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever (ULVR.L) (UNc.AS) has agreed a $900 million deal with South African investor Remgro (REMJ.J), buying Remgro's 26 percent stake in its South African subsidiary in exchange for its southern African spreads business and a ...and...

RPT-Unilever strikes deal over South African spreads business

Reuters - 11 hours ago
LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Unilever and South African investment holding company Remgro on Friday announced a 11.9 billion rand ($901 million) deal that sees Unilever trade its spreads business in southern Africa for Remgro's stake in its South ...and...

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South Africa's finance minister calls for criminal probe into KPMG

gulfnews.com - 4 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG: South African law enforcement agencies should investigate KPMG after the global auditor sacked its local leadership over work done for business friends of President Jacob Zuma, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday. KPMG is the ...and...

South Africa's finmin calls for criminal probe into KPMG

Metro US - 16 hours ago
KPMG is already being investigated by the country's Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors for its work for the Gupta firms and several South African companies are reconsidering their use of the firm. ... Europe's largest software company SAP <SAPG.and...

The art of reinvention

The Globe and Mail - 17 hours ago
Cape Town's waterfront and downtown neighbourhoods are an affluent bubble, popular among European tourists and the South African economic elite. For tourists, the city is best known for its luxurious wine estates, its fine French cuisine and its ...and...

SAP gives update on probe into South African business

Caj News Africa - 21 hours ago
... Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Greater China. “We remain committed to delivering on our initial promise to manage this process in a transparent way and to give a full account to our employees, customers, partners and the South African ...and...

Psychedelic Turkish and South African jazz LP reissued on vinyl for the first time

The Vinyl Factory - 24 hours ago
Created by South African jazz musician Johnny Dyani and Turkish fusion percussionist Okay Temiz, the LP – “never previously available outside Turkey, and out of print for forty years” – was originally released by Istanbul-based label Yonca, in a...

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Beyond Boulder: Undergraduates study leadership in South Africa

CU Boulder Today - 5 days ago
Last spring, two CU Boulder students traveled to Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, where they spent three weeks studying the post-Apartheid systems of leadership, peacekeeping and sustainable political development. Senior Connie Hernandez and...

Anderson's US Open final appearance marks milestone for Illinois tennis

Daily Illini - 1 week ago
Illinois' Kevin Anderson reacts after losing a set in a quarterfinal singles match against USA's Zack Fleishman during the United States Tennis Association Challenger tournament at Atkins Tennis Center on Thursday evening. Anderson lost the ... For ...and...

African Markets

Factors to watch on Sept. 14 - 1 week ago
EMERGING MARKETS For the top emerging markets news, double click on AFRICA STOCKS For the latest news on African stocks, click on SOUTH AFRICA MARKETS South Africa's rand slipped to its weakest in three weeks on Wednesday as traders opted to bank small ...and...

South Africa: Delays to Valencia harvests in Citrusdal

FreshPlaza - 1 week ago
Despite excellent Brix levels, there have been some delays in Midknight, Valencia and some late mandarin packing in Citrusdal, Western Cape. Acid levels have been slow in dropping to the required levels, a localised phenomenon that occurs from time...

James Tracy sees only positives to South Africa experiment

Irish Examiner - 2 weeks ago
James Tracy knows there are naysayers out there when it comes to the South African experiment but the Leinster hooker can see only the advantages as the province's playing staff checks in today for the long-haul flight to the PRO14's newest territory.and...

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Tent Travels: Happy return to Weenen

South Coast Herald - 5 hours ago
What had made the time together very special was seeing how our two Australian and two South African grandchildren, aged between one and five years, had bonded. They would miss each other when it was time for the Australian contingent to go home...

Indoor Cricket: Finals Day at the World Cup; All matches to be livesStreamed

RealSport101 - 7 hours ago
They had come away with two close wins against South Africa which showed the fighting capabilities of the young side. Defeating all other sides in the group apart from Australia, they took 2nd place after the round-robin stages. The preliminary finals ...and...

(Rugby) SANZAR hopeful of better rugby from new Super Rugby format

New Straits Times Online - 8 hours ago
Japan's sole franchise, the Sunwolves, will be in the Australian conference and the Jaguares in the South African conference but judging from results in their first two seasons, it is highly doubtful that these two teams will rattle the others in a big...

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi takes some credit for a $240000 wear a dress charity

The Advertiser - 13 hours ago
On Wednesday night advertiser.com.au reported comments by Senator Bernardi, also communicated via Twitter, questioning a fundraising campaign by Craigburn Primary School to raise money to help African girls go to school by inviting students to come to ...and...

Happy that pay dispute is over: Smith

Yahoo India News - 22 hours ago
In the absence of a deal, Australia A's recent tour to South Africa was cancelled 48 hours before the team was supposed to leave, and the tour of Bangladesh was next in the firing line with the departure date fast approaching. Smith lamented the loss ...and...

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Survey Shows Majority Of South African Respondents Want A Second Citizenship

A recent survey conducted by international citizenship advisory, CS Global Partners, has found that 96 percent of the South African citizens who responded to the survey would like to have a second citizenship, with 70 percent claiming they would relocate if they did.

The online survey revealed an overwhelming 66% of the respondents have been motivated to research a second citizenship in the past 12 months due to the “current political and economic instability” of the country.

Of the 70% who said they would relocate if they got a second passport – over half said they were “highly likely” to do so.

Of those wanting to relocate, 60% cited being worried about their family’s future as a motivating factor. Safety and security also featured as a high concern.

Fifty percent said that a second passport provided a ‘plan B’ for added security pending South Africa’s future.

Over 25% chose the UK as their favored destination if they were to relocate. The rest said, in order: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Angola, Ireland, Netherlands, France, and Seychelles. The USA didn’t feature in the top 10.

Fifty-one percent want the second citizenship in order to increase mobility (and decrease visa headaches!) with better access to travel opportunities.

Only 16% already had a second passport, which they used largely for holidays and to visit family abroad.

The results are not unique to South Africa. CEO for CS Global Partners, Micha Emmett, said the response to the survey is consistent with growing trends in the economic citizenship industry: “In an increasingly unstable world of political and economic turmoil, people are looking for alternate citizenship as a backup plan, in case the situation changes in their home country.

“The results are consistent with the conversations we typically have with clients and stakeholders. People want to know that their families, and all that they have worked hard to achieve, will be safe and secure not just today, but well into the future.”

According to Emmett, global expats are choosing countries like the Commonwealth of Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, and Grenada which has citizenship programs in place, and are popular with people seeking a second citizenship whereby they can invest into another country in exchange for citizenship.

Twenty-two percent of South African respondents said they would be willing to invest 25% of their annual salary for a second citizenship.

The survey was conducted via an online form on social media last month and was based on 500 participants (all SA citizens living in South Africa) from a broad demographic, aged between 25 and 50.

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Survey Shows Majority Of South African Respondents Want A Second Citizenship A recent survey conducted by international citizenship advisory, CS Global Partners, has found that 96 percent of the So...

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