From horse riding instructors to pig farmers - Australia wants your skills

2020-01-14 05:00

An Australian skills shortage in certain categories is attracting increased interest from South African experts in these fields, a migration assistant tells Fin24.

Landisa: I started a movement that grew to over 600 000 members in 30 days. Here's how it happened

2019-10-30 07:30

Today, through encouragement and group suggestions, we've formalised #imstaying into a NGO. We’ve had the most incredible support coming in from strangers from all walks of life in this country who want to assist, writes Jarette Petzer.

#ImStaying tattoo gives new meaning to 'permanent stay'

2019-10-15 16:35

"Permanent stay" has taken on a whole new meaning for a Johannesburg women who tattooed #ImStaying on her body.

Solly Moeng: Good for you, #ImStaying, but why shout about it?

2019-10-09 18:16

There's no need to judge those who emigrate, says Solly Moeng.

South Africa’s rich are paying R10.6 million for EU citizenship via Malta

2019-09-15 12:09

The popular "Plan B" passport doesn't come cheap.

Not all states of depression can be lifted

2019-08-13 13:52

Many years ago Clem Sunter said that for us the High Road would be to follow the example set by Brazil - not Europe. But our compass was a bit off, and we're heading for Venezuela.

What SA entrepreneurs need to consider before emigrating

2019-07-28 20:45

When South African entrepreneurs consider emigrating to expand their business, they should have an in depth look at local requirements, says a director at Sovereign Trust (SA).

Why South Africans are emigrating and what to do about it

2019-06-20 10:56

Yes, many South Africans are leaving the country. But emigration is not only a South African phenomenon. It’s a fairly normal global trend and South Africa can benefit from it.

Crikey! SA visa enquiries to Oz have more than doubled, mate

2019-06-13 17:40

The number of South Africans inquiring about Australian visas has more than doubled in the past two years, says Sable International's Australian immigration expert, Sam Hopwood. These are the five types of visas that South Africans or South African businesses can apply for.

No standing with a foot on either side: Commit or leave

2019-04-26 16:14

South Africans who complain incessantly about the dismal state of the country today usually have little idea of what is truly transpiring therein. They care little to know. They do not want to partake in the country; they want only to take from it.


MONEY CLINIC: I would like to emigrate using my provident fund. How much will I be taxed?

2019-12-18 06:01

A Fin24 user planning to use their provident fund to emigrate wants to know whether they will be taxed after the first R22 500.

Melanie Verwoerd: Why #ImStaying in South Africa

2019-10-16 05:00

Despite what it may look like, the quality of life for most people who are able to emigrate deteriorates significantly. Unless you are stinking rich in dollar terms you will have to cut back dramatically, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

More SA super rich trying to secure international education for their children - migration firm

2019-10-09 21:08

There has been an increase in the number of local high net worth individuals asking a migration firm options to secure international education opportunities for their children.

EXPLAINER: Here's how the US investment visa works - and whether you qualify

2019-10-05 07:00

The EB-5 Investment Visa allows an investor to acquire a Green Card for themselves, their spouse, and all unmarried children under the age of 21, by investing $500 000 (about R7.5m) in a qualified EB-5 project.

South African farmers are moving to Canada – and immigration consultants are seeing a ‘massive’ spike in business owners keen to leave

2019-08-29 15:01

Some Canadian states are successfully attracting South African farmers, recent anecdotal evidence shows, while business owners are following their children abroad.

Next big wave of skilled workers, emigrants leaving SA - political analyst

2019-08-09 16:02

Emigration rates from SA has surged by and can be seen as the beginning of a next big wave of people leaving for greener pastures, says a political analyst.

Everything you need to know about the new 'expat tax'

2019-06-22 17:15

Tax compliance consultant Lameez Arendse explains the details of the new 'expat tax'.

4 common myths about financial emigration

2019-06-14 20:07

There is a lot of misinformation about SA's amended expatriate tax law and the process of financial emigration, says a specialist at Tax Consulting SA.

South Africans are losing hundreds of thousands of rands to immigration fraudsters offering jobs in Canada in ‘the perfect scam’

2019-06-10 13:38

South African families are each paying up to R80,000 – and in one reported instance R100,000 – for services that promise to get them into the likes of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. And they are unlikely to recover their money, thanks to the consequences of admitting having been victim to an immigration scam.

More locals packing up

2019-03-31 12:24

Grime, crime and the unstable economy are some of the driving factors behind Maritzburgers selling off their properties to live overseas.

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