ANC-regime needs money! South Africa’s big expat tax is coming – and financial emigration isn’t the quick fix you think it is

While financial emigration may be a viable option for a small minority of individuals who will be hit by South Africa’s coming ‘expat tax’, for the majority, it’s likely to be a costly exercise which won’t provide significant tax relief in the long-term. This is according to Ettiene Retief of…

SA faces serious shortage of qualified workers – experts are leaving country in search of a better future

South Africans with good qualifications are leaving the country in increasing numbers, causing a serious shortage of well-qualified workers. Immigration agencies are experiencing an increase in people with good qualified careers who are going abroad for a variety of reasons. According to informed sources, the main reasons are cited as…

Two missing South Africans in Vietnam organ’s may have been harvested

The two missing South Africans in Vietnam fit the same pattern of victims of organ harvesting, says Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of the Gift of the Givers. “From everything we’ve seen in these two cases, it doesn’t look like anything else. We hope there is another chance to save them, ”Sooliman…

SA Bantu Protecting Rwandan Bantu Genocide Suspect? Majority Bantu regime in SA not co-operating with UN ICC – This is not the first time SA failed to assist in the arrest of fugitives sought by the UN court

The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal on Wednesday accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. “Since August of last year, my office has been seeking urgent cooperation from South Africa in relation to the…

South Africans can now visit 99 countries visa-free or with a visa-on-arrival, according to the latest Henley Passport Index

This latest ranking of passport power and global mobility – which is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – shows that overall, African states continue to fare poorly, although there have been some recent positive changes as more countries on the continent relax their visa policies.

What South African expats need to know about financial emigration and recession

With the South African economy currently in recession, lessening the effects of Rand volatility is a top priority for many people at the moment. Many expatriates have retirement funds and other assets in South Africa that they would like to withdraw and transfer offshore. This is known as the process of financial emigration. SAFFA.com had a look at the most common questions about this process below.

Wêreldgeluks-verslag – Suid-Afrikaners is nie ’n besonder gelukkige spulletjie nie

Suid-Afrikaners is nie ’n besonder gelukkige spulletjie nie. Selfs in kommunistiese lande en van dié waar mense onderdruk word en deur terrorisme of burgerlike onrus geteister word, sal jy gelukkiger mense aantref.

Dit blyk uit die nuutste World Happiness-verslag wat Woensdag uitgereik is. Boonop het Suid-Afrika, vergeleke met verlede jaar, vier plekke teruggesak tot nommer 105 op die ranglys van 156 lande.

2018 set to bring new (official) emigration record for South Africans leaving SA

Whilst the unofficial amount is undoubtedly far higher, a new official emigration record is being predicted for 2018. The experts say more South Africans are leaving than ever before. Why? Need they still ask? With so much going on in South Africa practically every day, South Africans are set to…

South African Expats (SAFFAs) with Kids Take Six Months to Settle but it Makes Families Closer

Despite the benefits of raising a family abroad, parents and children alike take time to settle into their new life. However, the challenge can bring families closer together, according to new data. Almost half of expat parents say their children take longer than six months to feel at home in…