The Cape Town International Airport set for a name change

EFF leader, Julius Malema’s call for the renaming of Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) sparked a great debate over the weekend, and according to IOL, a name change is on the cards.

Delivering an eulogy at late struggle stalwart, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral held in Soweto on Saturday, Malema threw down the gauntlet as he suggested that the airport be renamed to take the name of the anti-Apartheid icon.

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The new e-visas set to begin roll-out in SA at end of March 2019

Sick of all the paperwork every time you travel to South Africa? Well, E-visas could soon make your lives a whole lot easier. Home Affairs seems to agree too…

The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed that phase one of a rollout of electronic visas (e-visas) will begin on 31 March 2019.
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Notes on Financial emigration: SARS and small expatriate fish

Emigrating from South Africa is not as simple as packing up your bags, jumping on a plane and setting up shop somewhere else.

Unfortunately, there is still the issue of tax and no matter where you go, the taxman remains interested.
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The Rand stays strong, trades in a tight range

The Rand has been buoyed by positive sentiment since last week’s Budget speech and rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle on the cards at the ANC National Executive Committee. Further support was expected during and after last night’s reshuffling of Malusi Gigaba and the reappointment of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister.
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Applying for a visa for Ireland

Applying for your visa

If you are required to apply for a visa to visit Ireland, you can do this online but must do it from within your home country. The online application portal will have all instructions tailored to your location.

Applications will be in English, and you will need to be able to print at the end. You will also have to send in some supporting information like your passport/travel documents, and possibly biometric information.
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Considering working in Ireland, here is what you need to know

If you would like to work in Ireland and are not a citizen of the EU or European Economic Area, then you will need to apply for a work visa. There are four main types of employment permits: General Employment Permit (formerly Work Permit), Critical Skills Employment Permit (formerly Green Card), Dependent/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit, and Reactivation Permit.

There are also five more that are more specific, but which may apply to your circumstances. Ireland also has a Working Holiday Visa programme for a few reciprocal nationalities.

EU and European Economic Area citizens
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What is the best way to transfer money in 2018?

When it comes to moving money back to South Africa, the costs can become substantial as well as complicated. The wide range of exchange rates and transfer fees available from different services only make the process even more confusing.

Thankfully, there are ways to make the process both simpler and more cost-effective when it comes to both regular money transfers or large one-off payments.

Where do I find the best deal?
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Discovering Ireland – an overview of the social, economic and political climate

Thanks to its beautiful scenery and business opportunities, Ireland attracts many tourists and expats alike. If you’re headed to the Emerald Isle to try your luck, it’s helpful to have an overview of the social, economic and political climate.

Located in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, Ireland is one of the larger British Isles split into two countries: Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and Ireland, sometimes referred to as the Republic of Ireland, which is an independent nation. Spanning roughly 70,273 km2, the independent country is divided into 26 counties and much larger than its northern counterpart.
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Ever wondered what the cost of living is in Ireland

It should be noted that in general the cost of living in the Republic of Ireland is decreasing. However, as Ireland had become one of the most expensive places to live in recent years, this decrease might not be readily apparent to those who have recently moved or intend to move here.

Nevertheless, electricity and gas prices are on the decrease. There are obvious reductions in the price of food as a consequence of the arrival of Lidl/Aldi and also because the recession (depression) has made people more aware of what they spend.
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Pair caught trying to smuggle R6.7m out of SA

South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials have prevented over R6 million worth of undeclared foreign currency from exiting South Africa at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) this week, SARS said on Sunday. Customs Officials at ORTIA intercepted two passengers travelling to Dubai as they were about to board their flight on Thursday, Sars acting […]
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