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.

SA super-rich looking for a 2nd citizenship in Europe

2018-08-21 07:28

Many South African high net-worth individuals (basically the super-rich) are not always looking to relocate to another country, but rather to invest in a "Plan B".

Migration stats temper ‘white flight’

2017-09-10 06:00

A little-noticed revision of population estimates has dramatically lowered the previously estimated scale of the exodus of white people from South Africa in the first decade of democracy.

Buying residency or a passport with offshore property

2017-06-05 11:47

Aside from offshore hedging, international residence and citizenship planning is top of mind for many locals.

Strong semigration push to W Cape, Gauteng

2017-02-02 19:01

So-called "semigration" to the Western Cape from other parts of the country is going full steam ahead, says a household and property sector strategist.

Highly skilled migrants do matter

2016-10-27 12:16

Innovative, highly educated workers have a massive positive impact on the societies they live in. It is vital that SA does everything it can to retain and attract such individuals.

Professional migrants rush to and from SA - report

2016-06-15 06:00

While SA is among the top 30 countries professional migrants like to move to, it is also among the top 30 countries they are rushing from, shows a report.

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach: Economics strongest motivator for SAs moving to UK

2016-04-26 16:14

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach talks to Alec Hogg about migratory trends, with the latest wave of emigrants leaving for very different reasons to their predecessors.


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.

Rich, older South African men are buying Plan B passports in Europe in record numbers

2018-09-20 06:09

The numbers from a citizenship and residence advisory service in South Africa suggest a surge in interest in fall-back passports from countries like Malta and Cyprus among South African in 2018 – just in case.

New dawn or harsh reawakening - what route will SA take?

2018-07-04 06:02

No citizen of any country, certainly not SA, should ever have to wonder if it’s safe to remain in the country of their birth, writes Solly Moeng.

Using skills visa to emigrate to Australia

2017-07-10 16:38

Australia is one of the few countries that offer a visa and citizenship based on career and qualification, explains an emigration specialist.

Many rich South Africans look at 2nd citizenship post downgrades

2017-05-05 21:04

Many South Africans – most notably high net-worth individuals - are putting steps in place to be able to live elsewhere.

End of the SA dream? Emigration stats show Zim, Mozambique hotspots.

2016-11-08 19:21

Emigration statistics paint a sorry tale which shows it’s not only the rich and famous jetting off and leaving the South African dream behind, says an analyst.

Emigration expert Reg Bamford to those wanting to leave SA: Think again

2016-10-24 13:56

A London-based emigration expert offers some honest and rather direct advice: don’t emigrate - there are better ways to ensure more opportunities for your children.

What's up with second passports?

2016-05-25 22:00

Dr Johann van Rooyen, author of Residency and Citizenship through Investment: The 2016 Report for Emigrants, Expatriates and Investors, talks to Fin24.

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