Moving abroad: Five steps to making your move simpler

Picking the right removal company will be one of the most important decisions you make when moving abroad.

Once you have decided you are moving abroad, it is vital that one of the first steps you take towards making your move as plain-sailing as possible is to choose the right removal company.

We chatted to the experts at Stuttaford Van Lines and found out the best way to approach a big move.
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Over 200 Persecuted White South African Farmers Have Applied for Refuge in Australia

More than 200 farmers from South Africa have applied for humanitarian visas in Australia after suffering attacks for being white, according to the Australian Home Affairs Ministry.
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Visas for South Africans: Do you need a visa to travel to Australia and what does it cost?

Australia is a popular travel destination for South Africans, whether for vacationing or on a more permanent basis.

The political uncertainty of recent years saw a bit of a spike in the country’s citizens seeking to settle elsewhere, with the land Down Under getting a decent chunk of Saffers moving to its shores.

Most recently, one of former President Jacob Zuma’s bloodiest cabinet reshuffles saw Australian visa requests from South African surge by up to three times, following the axing of Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan from his previous post as Finance Minister.
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Top 20 Questions for a South African Expat: Answered by an Expat

South African expat CORNEL MARAIS, who has been living overseas for nine years and is now based in Hong Kong, answers the Top 20 Questions South Africans at home have for an expat*…

1 Why did you cop out – didn’t you have the guts to stick it out for the long run?

We didn’t cop out. We went looking for adventure during a gap year and the adventure hasn’t stopped yet. We’ve lived in three different countries – Taiwan, New Zealand and Hong Kong; and have travelled to over 22 others over the last 9 years, experiencing the diversity that each country and culture has to offer.
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Things you need to know about accommodation in Ireland

Once your relocation is confirmed, you will probably be anxious to find a place to live in Ireland. This can sometimes be a complicated and daunting task when you aren’t familiar with your new area, so you might want to look at finding some short-term accommodation initially while you conduct your long-term housing search on the ground. If you’re relocating to Ireland for work, companies often help with this. Otherwise AirBnBs, hostels, serviced apartments, and hotels are a good place to start.
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South Africans and the National Insurance Number

South Africans who are relocating to the United Kingdom sometimes get strangled in the paperwork and red-tape involved with their relocation.

One of the topics on which the consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants often get questions is the National Insurance Number.

We have compiled a short article for South Africans relocating to the UK, on the issue of the National Insurance number.
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Australië Maak ‘n Linksomkeer – versnelde visums aan wit Suid-Afrikaanse boere terugtrek

Die Australiese Eerste Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, het hom aangesluit by Julie Bishopp, sy minister van Buitelandse Sake, en aangekondig dat die Australiese regering Peter Dutton se standpunt oor versnelde visums aan wit Suid-Afrikaanse boere terugtrek.
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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.

The South African Reserve Bank, SARS and even the globally agreed “common reporting standards” or “CRS” want to know your movements. Even Home Affairs have climbed on this bandwagon in respect of the White Paper released last year which recommends that all South Africans abroad must report themselves correctly, for good recordkeeping and for the authorities to know their whereabouts.
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Moving abroad: The top five cities South Africans should consider

As beautiful as South Africa can be, sometimes you’ve just got to fly the nest. So with the help of Nestpick, we’re looking at some of the most attractive options for those of us considering moving abroad.

Compared to previous generations, we have been lucky enough to travel around the world for many different reasons, either for pleasure and curiosity of exploring what we can find behind the doors of our comfort zone or simply for gap years or educational exchanges.
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Aussie minister sal voortgaan met sy plan om blanke boere van Suid-Afrika na Australië te bring

Die minister van binnelandse sake van Australië het bevestig dat hy sal voortgaan met sy plan om blanke boere van Suid-Afrika na Australië te bring.

Hy maak sy kritici af as “mal linkses” en volgens hom is hulle dood vir hom.
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