Wealthcast: The South African bond market and offshore portfolios

by Staff Writer | Jun 5, 2020

Mike Abbott, Director of Sable International’s Wealth Division and Niel Pretorius, a senior financial planner sit down with Roeloff Horne from MitonOp...

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Investment and the markets in the time of COVID-19: Wealthcast Episode 01

by Staff Writer | Apr 16, 2020

Mike Abbott, Director of Sable International’s Wealth Division and Niel Pretorius, a senior financial planner sat down with Sean Ritchie to discuss so...

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Advice on cross-border financial planning and investing offshore

by Staff Writer | Apr 1, 2020

Moving money across borders is complex. There are many things to consider, such as tax laws, immigration, real estate and regulations. We spoke to Sab...

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The truth about avoiding the expat tax – financial emigration isn’t always the answer

by Niel Pretorius | Mar 12, 2019

Some tax practitioners and financial advisors are saying that financial emigration is the only requirement to avoid the “expat tax”. We’re setting the...

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Saying goodbye to South Africa? Financial emigration can give you access to your RA before you turn 55

by Niel Pretorius | Oct 18, 2018

South Africans who have already emigrated, or are thinking of doing so, have probably heard of the process of financial emigration. This process is mo...

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UK pensions: Between a QROP and a hard place? Or is it a damp SIPP?

by Niel Pretorius | Jun 21, 2018

Those who have worked in the UK for a few years, and then left to live elsewhere, will know just how hard it is to make sure your UK pension is both r...

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The unintended consequences of offshore trusts – an SA-UK perspective

by Niel Pretorius | Jun 12, 2018

A number of South African residents have set up foreign trusts as they look to mitigate their risks that are peculiar to South Africa, be it political...

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What to do with your living annuity when you retire abroad

by Niel Pretorius | Jun 11, 2018

If you have a living annuity in South Africa but no longer live in The Republic, you will need to make sure that you plan accordingly to minimise your...

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Retiring tax-free in Portugal (for at least 10 years) - here’s how you do it

by Staff Writer | May 16, 2018

In a bid to resurrect itself after the 2008 financial crisis, Portugal has positioned itself to become a magnet for high net-worth individuals from ac...

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Financial emigration: Transfer your retirement annuities out of South Africa

by Niel Pretorius | Oct 20, 2017

If you’re a South African who is thinking about moving abroad, or who has already moved, you should consider financially emigrating. Among other thing...

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The war on South African expats continues

by Niel Pretorius | Aug 10, 2017

South Africans working abroad are already reeling at the proposed repeal of the foreign employment income tax exemption, which was recently promulgate...

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How SARS plans to target South African expats

by Niel Pretorius | Jul 21, 2017

Mark Twain said it best – “The difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector is that the taxidermist only takes your skin”. In the 2017 budget ...

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Nowhere to run: South African tax payers and the Common Reporting Standard

by Niel Pretorius | May 4, 2017

Martha & the Vandellas’ hit released 40 years ago seems more apt than ever. A government keen on increasing tax revenues at all costs and new internat...

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South Africans working abroad: Protect your earnings from proposed SARS tax rules

by Niel Pretorius | Mar 27, 2017

If you are a South African tax resident working abroad in a country that does not tax you on domestic earnings, like the UAE and many other middle eas...

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Inheritance Tax in South Africa – how the government is looking to increase tax collection

by Staff Writer | Sep 21, 2016

Government is always looking for ways to increase tax collection and in a society such as South Africa, where there still exists great inequality, the...

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Offshore investment for South Africans

by Niel Pretorius | May 26, 2016

As a financial planner and offshore investment specialist at Sable International, I frequently help South Africans invest offshore. In this article, I...

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The importance of financial emigration to South Africans

by Niel Pretorius | Apr 21, 2016

So you’ve left South Africa to take up permanent residence abroad, and started your new life in your chosen country to live and work, such as the UK o...

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