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November 2021

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November 2021

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Cyprus’ Permanent Residency Programme is the Best In Europe!

< 1 min readThe timing is perfect to put a plan in place for you and your family to secure a Plan B. Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.

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The tax benefits of moving to Mauritius and Cyprus as compared with South Africa

< 1 min readJust two years ago the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declared in a report that South Africans live in one of the 10 most heavily taxed countries in the world (tax-to-GDP ratio). Back in 2019, the report highlighted that personal income taxes had increased by 125% in just ten years.

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Mauritius Property with a Personal Touch

< 1 min readFounded over 17 years ago by Philippe and Frederique de Beer and their brother-in-law Brian Blatch, Park Lane Properties has developed a very solid reputation as a real estate expert on the island. This 100% Mauritian brand with global reach has become a point of reference in terms of real estate and has become synonymous with expertise, integrity and trusted advice.

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Live the Island Life and Get Exclusive Hotel Privileges

< 1 min readWhether you’re into short-term staying or long-term living in Mauritius, this is where memories are made.

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Welcome to The Peninsula

< 1 min readWith its rich history and a mix of various cultural traditions, Mauritius is a privileged country in which to live. An attractive and thriving place for business, with an incomparable quality of life, Mauritius is home to the citizen of the world.

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Come Home to Blair Atholl

< 1 min readClose to Lanseria Airport and just a short drive from the greater Gauteng metropolis, Blair Atholl offers quintessential country living, with plentiful amenities for all the family. Demand for properties on the estate has risen dramatically since the start of the pandemic as South Africans continue hunting for unique living experiences while working remotely.

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Simbithi Eco-Estate is 17 Years Old

< 1 min readThe ‘Eco’ in the estate’s name was conceptualised by the developer, who envisioned restoring a sugar-cane farm to the biodiversity and natural beauty of the KwaZulu-Natal coastal region.

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Better Prospects for the SA Economy

< 1 min readInvestors should try to ignore the remaining short-term noise and risks around infections, lockdowns, unrest and last year’s weak economic growth and look toward the medium to longer term. When investing – especially for future wealth or retirement – the short term becomes less important, as we all should invest for longer term returns.

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Top tax questions answered

< 1 min readEmigration is, unfortunately, something that many South Africans are considering at present. There is a myriad of reasons why many leave South Africa, but many blame the crime, lack of safety and rolling blackouts for feeling the need to seek pastures new.

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Knowing the ABCs of DIY investing

< 1 min readMost people don’t have enough time to do fun things in life let alone enough time manage their investment portfolio to research stocks and shares, keep an eye on their trajectory and pour through company announcements and analyst projections.

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Cleaning up the CSOS

< 1 min readAfter taking the helm of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) in April, Boyce Mkhize started to make some big changes. We spoke to him about his first few months in office and his plans for 2022.

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Cheap credit or tantalising temptation?

< 1 min readIt’s a great achievement to be close to paying off your home loan. For many, this type of credit takes the better part of around 20 years to pay off. So once the last payment is due, there’s good reason to just clear it off and cancel the loan agreement.

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Three ways an estate manager can improve relationships with the local municipality

< 1 min readAs your estate’s most important external stakeholder the local municipality holds huge sway, so developing and maintaining good relationships with them is imperative.

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Should you take your car abroad?

< 1 min readMany people end up selling their vehicle way below what it’s worth just to get rid of it before moving abroad, thinking it’s too much hassle to ship it over.

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Should your child study at a South African university or apply abroad?

< 1 min readThere are around 12,000 South African students studying abroad and that number is steadily rising. This, says admission consulting company Crimson Education, is despite the complexities of applying abroad.

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Own a mall instead of a house

< 1 min readListed property investments have not always been a favourite asset class among investors. Record high vacancies have plagued the industry and this has been exacerbated by the pandemic as some more tenants get displaced or cancel their contracts.

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Going Green

< 1 min readThe demand for eco-friendly homes presents a unique opportunity to leap into a low carbon and resource-efficient future by building responsibly, incorporating energy efficient design and construction strategies.

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Servest Landscaping Value Proposition

< 1 min readSince our inception in South Africa in 1997, we have grown from a provider of specialist soft services into a leading integrated facilities management company. In 2015, the landmark black empowerment transaction, which involved Kagiso Holdings acquiring 51% of Servest, also positioned us as one of the largest majority black-owned integrated facilities management companies in Africa.

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Emigrating?

< 1 min readThe process of relocating can be pretty stressful, so the last thing you want is to find out you can’t take your best friend with you. We have done everything we can to ensure that the information below is accurate but regulations do change, and some are – not to put too fine a point on it – somewhat ambiguously worded, so please double check with the relevant authorities before committing.

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