Five ways to save for your travel fund

Luckily for you, there are several ways you can save for your travel fund to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime. Whether you’re heading to South Africa, or another far-flung destination, there’s plenty of things to consider when building your travel fund. Budgeting for everything from food and accommodation, to activities and travel […]
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Discover the magic of spectacular Zermatt in the Swiss Alps

We feel the train engage the cogs as it rattles its way up the steep incline. Outside the wide windows, we pass rocky canyons, pine-covered mountain slopes and wildflower-covered meadows. My wife and I are comfortable and warm but outside the snowy white peaks are wrapped with cloud. The train crawls through tunnels and across […]
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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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SA Rugby to remain mum on Coetzee’s future until 2018

Those waiting on SA Rugby to announce the decision regarding embattled Springbok coach Allister Coetzee’s future will have to wait until next year before there is any word on that. In a media release on Friday, SA Rugby said that they would not be in a position to respond to questions on the matter until […]
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’n Koninklike, feestelike feesweek

Ons woon baie naby aan Hampton Court-paleis in Londen, die afgelope week het ons die BBC se Good Food’s Festive Feast van 8 tot 10 Desember bygewoon. Ons het ons kersvoorrade aangevul met bederfies wat deur vaklui geskep is – en net betyds vir Kersfees! Wonderlike geskenke vir kosliefhebeers! Ons het die vermaak geniet, asook […]
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Madonsela happy with court judgement on “reckless” Zuma

The woman of the moment, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has welcomed Wednesday’s court ruling on the State Capture report. Madonsela says that the judgment made by Judge Dunstan Mlambo was in line with her own view of how President Jacob Zuma dealt with the report. “If someone says your house is burning, honestly, you’ve […]
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Coffin case duo denied bail

Coffin Case duo, Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen, were denied bail on Thursday, after bringing the application to the High Court in Middleburg pending the outcome of the application for leave to appeal. This, after Jackson’s representative, Advocate Wayne Gibbs, argued that his client, Oosthuizen, was not a flight risk as he had adhered to […]
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Disguised remuneration settlement opportunity in the UK

The new measure will introduce a loan charge on disguised remuneration avoidance schemes that remain unpaid on 5 April 2019. These types of schemes (including contractor loans) are used by employers and individuals and seek to avoid paying income tax and NICs. This is usually done by utilising a loan or other payment from a […]
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