NEWS | ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPAT TAX IS NOW IN ONE PLACE

The impact of the future tax treatment of income earned by South Africans while they are living and working abroad has been widely publicised. It has also contributed to the first publication of its kind that deals with the tax considerations of South Africans abroad or those with international interests, and foreigners working and living […]

NEWS | HOME AFFAIRS STARTS A NEW CHAPTER WITH IMPROVED VISA PROCESS

Recent media reports have criticized South Africa’s restrictive visa rules and the Department of Home Affairs’ poor handling of visa applications. They claim these shortcomings discourage investors from entering the country, thereby inhibiting economic development and job creation.

NEWS | TRAINING ARTISANS AND PROCESS CONTROLLERS

According to the critical skills survey on XpatWeb, the difficulty in recruiting skilled artisans has risen 45% in the last year. This result makes artisans the third most sought-after skilled professional for companies. The search for ICT specialists and engineers is the only professions to precede skilled artisans.

NEWS | HOME AFFAIRS TO TRIAL NEW E-VISA SYSTEM IN NOVEMBER

South Africa will trial a new e-visa system in November, making it easier for tourists to enter the country thanks to the online capture of visa applications and biometric information.

NEWS | REALISE YOUR HUMAN CAPITAL POTENTIAL

The economy is in crisis. The latest unemployment statistics have rung alarm bells, and a possible downgrade by Moody’s looms. Government and business are both recommitting to creating jobs to kick-start growth.

NEWS | DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS SHEDS LIGHT ON CRITICAL SKILLS IN SA

The demand for critically skilled foreigners has significantly increased considering its integral role within the economic growth within South Africa.

NEWS | IN 2019 RECORD NUMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICANS APPLYING FOR A SECOND EU PASSPORT (PLAN B)

With the pending tax changes in South Africa, due to be enforced from 1st March 2020, the EU Second Passport scheme is an attractive and enticing proposal for South Africans. The turbulent future of South Africa is driving record numbers of South African in applying for Second EU Passports.

NEWS | MORE AND MORE SOUTH AFRICANS ARE EMIGRATING TO MAURITIUS

The number of South Africans leaving the country on a permanent basis has increased “exponentially” and many are opting for the island life in Mauritius, not only for its beauty, but certainly for greater financial and tax security.

NEWS | UNITED STATES INVESTOR VISA PROGRAM – DRASTIC CHANGES LOOMING

South African Expat Exemption – Need for Greener Pastures As many know by now, the exemption on foreign income for South African tax residents has been amended, and the amendment comes into effect on 1 March 2020. Due to the harshness of the amendment, many South Africans are looking into obtaining second passports or starting […]

NEWS | ICT SKILLS BRAIN DRAIN: IS THERE A SILVER LINING?

South Africa’s senior IT skills are increasingly leaving the country, but this creates a series of new opportunities for local companies and IT professionals, writes Mari-Lize van Reenen, Director at Information Dynamics.