REVEALED: The five things people miss most when living abroad

WE can all be forgiven moments of retrospection, maybe even doubt, after we have made the decision to shift our lives overseas. Whether you are missing family, missing friends, or yearning for some Heinz Baked Beans, there are bound to be things you miss about life back home. But what are the things most commonly […]
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Wat jy nodig het om oorsese burgerskap te ‘koop’

Europese programme vir internasionale burgerskap was tot dusver gewild onder Suid-Afrikaners omdat dit dikwels gekoppel is aan ’n belegging in eiendom in die lande en mense dit as minder riskant beskou. Só sê Marc J. Sharpe van die private-ekwiteitsmaatskappy LCR Capital Partners, wat Suid-Afrikaanse beleggers bystaan om ’n EB-5-visum vir permanente verblyfreg in Amerika te […]
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Expat tax could be ‘final straw’ for South Africans

For some, the additional tax burden may be so significant that they won’t have any choice but to emigrate. There is a significant risk that multinationals and young, mobile South African tax residents could move to tax-friendly jurisdictions should the foreign employment income exemption be repealed as proposed, experts have warned. “We will raise in […]
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5 reasons why America is a great place to call home

Despite some media bashing, America is still considered one of the best places to emigrate to. Here’s why. 1. The standard of living is pretty high – even if you’re not a big earner People are looked after in the States. Food and clean water are available to everyone, which is more than can be […]
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SA Expat, Can You Afford To Take That Expat Job Offer overseas?

If you are considering working overseas you should find out before you go how far your salary is going to stretch. Luckily there is new research showing the relative cost of living in major cities worldwide. Singapore retains its title as the world’s most expensive city for a fourth consecutive year in a top ten […]
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We’re running out of whites – Half a million white South Africans have left the country

About half a million white South Africans have left the country in the past three decades, and Stats SA estimates that a further 112 740 will emigrate in the next five years. The white population is also ageing as younger people are mostly the ones who go, leaving their parents behind. Population growth estimates show […]
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Spouse UK Visa holder? Tips to ensure a smooth visa extension

When one receives the initial spouse visa, the relief is often very big, and thoughts of the extension seem far away.It is, however, a good idea to keep in mind that the extension application and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application, are in the near future. It is thus best to be prepared from day […]
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The United States isn’t as far away as some South Africans might think

The US is no new frontier for South Africans looking to move abroad, but never before has it been more attractive and accessible. The United States is home to almost 100 000 South Africans, with expats settling the land of the free as of the mid 20th century. Most of those leaving Mzanzi for the […]
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SA Government to limit emigration by tracking those leaving SA for more than three months

So, despite working on building a more inclusive South Africa with opportunities for all, the government’s solution is to try and limit the number of South Africans leaving the country? Sounds unbelievable? Well, it kinda is. On Sunday, Rapport… reported that cabinet has approved a piece of legislation – don’t worry, it’s not law yet […]
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South Africans requests US investment visas

Demand for US investment visas by wealthy South Africans has more than doubled. Data released last week showed that South African demand for US EB-5 visas, which allow people to obtain a green card by investing $500 000 (R6.66 million) into a US business, has increased sharply since 2014. Doug van der Merwe of LCR […]
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