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Think long and hard before buying an investment property

A guide on making sure that buy-to-let investments don’t become buy-to-regret

Western Cape-based Mandy Tilbury is considering entering SA’s property market as a buy-to-let investor, as she believes the timing may be opportune to achieve attractive returns.

Tilbury has set her sights on purchasing one of two properties located in Cape Town’s southern suburbs, Kenilworth and Wynberg, that are collectively valued at R1.9 million.


Taxing of income earned from foreign employment

As more and more South Africans are exploring employment opportunities beyond our country’s borders, the issue of paying tax to the South African Revenue Service (‘SARS’) on earnings from foreign employment becomes increasingly relevant. In this article we will examine what the current Income Tax legislation stipulates, how this is likely to change in the near future and what proactive steps expats can take to prepare their affairs.


The trick to retiring with enough

When magicians perform they often draw your eyes away from the simple sleight of hand or hidden trapdoor that makes the trick. This skill is called the prestige: without it, tricks often fail to captivate. Tricks can be entertaining but in the world of investing it is much better to rely on the mundane. We look at the wonderful but boring ‘magic’ of investing.


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