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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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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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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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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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