Suid Afrikaner in stryd om oorlewing op eiland ná Irma

“Ek het Irma in die oë gekyk, toe hardloop ons. Ek wil nooit weer nie!” sê Jan Buhrmann van Kaapstad, wat op die Britse Maagde-eiland, Tortola, vasgekeer is nadat hy en sy bemanning teen die verwoesting van die orkaan Irma op die eilande skuiling gaan soek het. Burhmann, oorspronklik van Tierpoort naby Bloemfontein, is een […]
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Tropiese storm Harvey wat in VS woed, skok twee Suid Afrikaners

Vir twee Suid-Afrikaners van Philipstown in die Noord-Kaap is die belewenis van die tropiese storm Harvey “skokkend”. Jana en Marí van der Walt (28), ’n identiese tweeling, woon al sedert 2009 in Houston, waar Jana ’n professionele tennisafrigter is en Marí ’n verpleegster. “Ons het nog nooit so iets gesien nie,” het Jana Woensdagaand via […]
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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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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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Expats in the USA aim to secure our future as ethnic group in South Africa

The wheels are rolling to take the ANC government to task in the USA, through a two-phased action. Through expats in the USA, Front National’s adv Jurg Prinsloo and FN international liaison officer Catryn Bosman will collaborate with an USA law firm and two Republican Congresswomen. The newest is that our statements and information have […]
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Two stellar South African movies coming to Showmax – a must-watch for South Africans living abroad

Both of these thought-provoking tear-jerkers are a must-watch for South Africans living abroad, and they’re both coming to Showmax. Raising important issues currently facing South African society, the Afrikaans films Uitvlucht, from the director of Faith Like Potatoes, and Treurgrond, starring Steve Hofmeyr, are coming to Showmax for overseas viewers. Add them to your diaries – […]
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Here’s how the taxman will come after South African expats

If you have a good job overseas‚ living in a country where the tax rate is 25%‚ but your salary falls into South Africa’s 45% tax bracket‚ the taxman now wants to come after you to collect the difference of 20%. Jerry Botha‚ a managing partner at Tax Consulting‚ said the draft tax law amendments […]
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Seven things South African expats need to get used to after moving to the States

Seven things expats need to get used to after moving to the States- You’d better get used to these as soon as possible. 1. People will love your accent Several times a day, you’ll hear people say, “Oh, my. I love how you speak.” 2. People will love your accent and then try and guess […]
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How to shop abroad and send stuff to South Africa with consolidated shipping from Postbox-Courier

Tired of South Africans often being left out of the bounty of gadgets and modern products available to overseas consumers, and South African Expats (SAFFAs) overseas finding it hard to find a decent reliable service to send gifts and stuff back home to friends and family? Well now, thanks to Postbox-Courier (PBC) who has stepped […]
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South African Racer to compete at the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series in America

Vaal Triangle resident, Jacques Roos, will represent South Africa at the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series in America this Saturday. Roos, who is well-known among racing enthusiasts in the Vaal, will make his debut at the Midvale Speedway in Ohio. Roos was offered the opportunity by the McCune family, who have in recent years […]
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