From departure to encashment

How the two-pot retirement system impacts expats The much-anticipated two-pot retirement system, introduced as a ‘knight in shining armour’ for South Africans, has received a new implementation date of March 2024. Expats are cautioned to pay attention to the effects that this will have on the encashment of their retirement savings. While many have addressed […]

Beware of tax-related scams

Over the past five years, the SAFPS has seen a steady increase in the number of tax-related scams. Improved efficiency To improve efficiency when it comes to processing tax returns, and to encourage individuals and businesses to file their tax returns timeously, SARS launched its eFiling service in 2000. This allows taxpayers to file their […]

The financial costs and benefits of solar power

The shift towards renewable energy in South Africa has seen a significant rise in the adoption of solar power. While the benefits of solar energy, such as sustainability and long-term cost savings, are well-known, it’s important to also consider the hidden costs and challenges associated with solar power systems. This balanced analysis aims to provide […]

Overcome your shopping addiction

Shopaholism, or compulsive shopping, is a behavioural issue that has become increasingly prevalent in the era of easy online shopping access. While it may seem harmless initially, shopaholism can quickly escalate, significantly affecting an individual’s life in various negative ways. Can shopaholism be considered a real addiction? Shopaholism or compulsive shopping is recognised as a […]