Seafarers to benefit from changes to the schengen visa-XP website

NEWS | SEAFARERS TO BENEFIT FROM CHANGES TO THE SCHENGEN VISA

Effective from 02 February 2020, various changes to the Schengen Visa will come into effect as approved by the European Commission in June 2019.

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NEWS | SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW EXPAT TAX ‘A SCARE TACTIC – EXPERT’

Thousands of South Africans will be impacted by new amendments to the Income Tax Act which will come into effect from 1 March 2020, says Nicolas Botha, a senior financial emigration specialist at Tax Consulting SA.

Angola is open for business with more relaxed visa requirements

NEWS | ANGOLA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS WITH MORE RELAXED VISA REQUIREMENTS

The Angolan government has been introducing several initiatives to encourage investment and business opportunities in the oil rich country since former president José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down.

The silver lining in SA's ICT Skills Brain Drain

NEWS | THE SILVER LINING ON SA’S ICT SKILLS BRAIN DRAIN

SA’s senior IT skills are increasingly leaving the country, but this creates a series of new opportunities for local companies and IT professionals.

All you need to know about expat tax is now in one place

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 […]

Critical need for skills development in local building sector

NEWS | CRITICAL NEED FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN LOCAL BUILDING SECTOR

Skills development is becoming an increasingly pressing concern and an essential priority for South Africa business at all levels. Local unemployment rates continue to climb, with Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of 2019 stating that the number of unemployed persons increased by 455,000 to 6.7 million […]

Top 10 visa-free travel destination for South Africans

NEWS | VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR SOUTH AFRICANS

South African passport holders can travel visa-free to over 100 countries, ranked the 53rd most powerful passport.

LexisNexis Event Launch

EVENT | BRITISH CHAMBER LEXISNEXIS – EXPATRIATE TAX BOOK LAUNCH

Xpatweb is sponsoring the British Chamber in South Africa’s October/November Business Briefing at the Inanda Club in Sandton on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 and at the Brasserie at the Stack in Cape Town on Thursday, 7 November, 2019. The event will include a presentation from Jerry Botha, Managing Partner of Tax Consulting South Africa, where […]

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.