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Heritage Day, the South African Way

22nd September 2016

Wherever in the world South Africans may find themselves on September 24, they will probably take a moment at least to acknowledge Heritage Day, even if they are unable to celebrate. On this newly created (1995) public holiday, South Africans celebrate their diverse cultural origins, beliefs and traditions, united as one nation. In the State […]

Gordhan Probe Puts Rand Under New Pressure

1st September 2016

  The intensifying political scandal centred on South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could “buckle” the Rand to a value of R19/$ if he gets fired. That’s the news this week from South Africa. But what does that mean to South African expats working in the UAE? A volatile Rand is something we’ve all had […]

South African Expats: Ensure you complete your South African Tax Return

10th December 2015

By Michele Carby If you earn a South African based income you are required to file a tax return If you earn a South African based income from any source, then you have to file a tax return. Furthermore, neither a unilateral tax exemption nor a tax treaty tax exemption will negate the need to […]

Minimising Tax On Your Retirement Savings for South African Expats

23rd November 2015

As a South African living abroad it concerns me to see how many South Africans expatriates are still investing in expensive Retirement Annuity investment plans that yield lower than expected returns and offer absolutely no tax rewards for the client.  Investors often stay in this type of investment simply because their financial advisor “back home” in […]