Are you eligible for a British passport?

Fast facts about British nationality for South Africans – You could be eligible for British passport if you were:

Born to a parent (father or mother) who was born in the UK before 1983.
Born before 1983 to a parent who was born after 1949 – as long as that parent was a British citizen, or
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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.

The National Insurance Number
The National Insurance (NI) number is unique for every person. You will keep your NI number for life, and the number will only be used for one person.

It consists of numbers and letters and is allocated by the Department for Works and Pensions.

The NI number is used by the HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Works and Pensions to identify persons. The number also ensures that NI and tax contributions are recorded against the record of the correct person and that the correct amount of tax and NI are paid by every person.
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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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South Africans abroad: How to register and vote in the 2019 elections

Did you know that South Africans can vote abroad in the 2019 elections? Lekker right? There are hundreds of thousands of us South Africans living abroad and our country needs every vote to ensure that our Democracy is maintained.

South Africa has a proportional representation system. That basically means that the more votes a party gets, the more seats they will get in Parliament. The more diverse the representation in Parliament, the healthier our Democracy will be.
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Ex-SANDF colonel William Endley on death row not well

It has been more than a month since former South African National Defence Force (Sandf) colonel William Endley was sentenced to death in South Sudan.

The 55-year-old was charged with espionage and conspiring to overthrow the government.
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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.

Whichever your reason might be and even though most popular destinations among expats include Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand, there are some top cities that definitely attract a larger audience of expats eager to live and work abroad.

Nestpick, a search aggregator for apartment rentals all over the world, has analysed different factors in some of the most attractive cities for expats in order to assess the costs of renting a flat there and furnishing it.

The best cities for South Afric
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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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Suid-Afrikaner vertel om in Australië te boer is taai

Boerdery in Australië is taai en jy moet op jou eie werk. Jy moet alles self doen. Plase is duur en dit maak dit amper onbereikbaar vir Suid-Afrikaners. Dit is die grootste struikelblok. As jy bereid is om vir ’n Aussie te boer, is jy hoog in aanvraag.

Só sê Theo van Niekerk, ’n gewese Suid-Afrikaner wat in Excelsior op skool was en aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat gestudeer het. Hy werk al 18 jaar as landboukundige in Australië en spesialiseer in grondvrugbaarheid en plantvoeding.
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Move to Australia? Here’s their latest skilled occupation list

The Australian immigration minister has called for “special treatment” for white South African farmers. Would that special treatment happen if you weren’t on this list, though?

While the relationship between the South African and Australian governments are not exactly at an all-time high right now, there is always a fair share of South Africans looking to move across on a permanent basis. To do that, you would definitely want to take a look at the Australian skilled occupation list.
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