Home Affairs to phase out green ID books – but rubbishes March deadline claim

The Department of Home Affairs has reiterated that it has no immediate plans to discontinue green bar-coded identity books. Speaking at the Centurion Home Affairs office on Wednesday, director-general of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni, said that the department was deeply concerned about false reports on the lifespan of the old ID books. “These reports, which […]
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ANC NEC sharpen their knives, ramp up efforts to dismiss Zuma

He may have had a reprieve earlier in the week, but Jacob Zuma can consider himself on the ANC NEC hit-list. The party’s National Executive Committee are determined to force Mr Zuma out of his Head of State role, according to City Press sources. He may have stood down as ANC President, but he still […]
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The 30 UK job markets that are almost ‘restriction-free’ for South Africans

If you’re an expert in one of these fields, you can work in the UK with barely any limitations. If you watch a certain reality show, then you’ll already know that South Africa’s Got Talent. However, an exceptional set of skills can do more than impress a set of judges these days. It can earn […]
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Travelling? Here’s a list of visas you may need before you go

In order to ensure you can enter a country without any issues, here’s a breakdown of visas around the world which you may need at some point during your travels. Depending on where in the world you plan to travel, you may need a visa. If that isn’t complicated enough, the visa you require varies […]
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And so, we come to the end of 2017…

I cannot believe 2017 is in the home straight! Apparently, the time is moving even faster (perception of course) due to the fact that we are spending so much time on electronic appliances and social media. I also think that it is making us less creative and patient seeing as one begins to struggle with […]
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Three days alone in Paris: the dos and don’ts

If you (like I did) thought that Paris welcomes you with the soft sound of accordion music and the smell of fresh croissants, think again! Yes, Paris is a charming and unique city with world-renowned monuments, historic paintings and intimate little restaurants, but at the same time it is a jumble of tourists, pedlars and […]
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Five points to consider when approaching your online tax return

It’s that time of year when you really want to tidy up your accounts, shut the laptop and head to the hills. However, there is one thing we’d like to remind you about before you go. Your UK tax return online submission deadline is 31 January 2018. We can only imagine this news lands in […]
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It is almost weekend and time for your favourite festive treats for Christmas

Blink, it’s almost Christmas! Seriously, I can’t even believe that another year has passed. It has been such an eventful year and time of my life. So much joy and hardship have been rolled into this year, but it is time to relax. Here is some recipes to sparkle up your Christmas, do it with […]
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Rand turbo-boosted in the wake of Ramaphosa win

The Rand enjoyed broad stability for most of last week and in fact gained on all of the G10 currencies leading up to the ANC elective conference over the weekend. The Ramaphosa result helped it kick on from Monday. The rally was aided in part by a weaker US Dollar, although it advanced far further […]
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How South Africans reacted to Cyril Ramaphosa becoming ANC president

South Africans have gone ballistic online after the news broke that Cyril Ramaphosa is the new ANC President. CR17 has won the day, or has it? After days of waiting, South Africans were finally greeted with the news that Cyril Ramaphosa has been officially elected as the new president of the ANC. With millions of […]
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