South Africans and the National Insurance Number

South Africans who are relocating to the United Kingdom sometimes get strangled in the paperwork and red-tape involved with their relocation. One of the topics on which the consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants often get questions is the National Insurance Number. We have compiled a short article for South Africans relocating to the UK, on the issue of the National Insurance number. The National Insurance Number The National Insurance (NI) number is unique for every person. You will keep your NI number for life, and the number will only be used for one person. It consists of numbers and letters and is allocated by the Department for Works and Pensions. The NI number is used by the HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Works and Pensions to identify persons. The number also ensures that NI and tax contributions are recorded against the record of the correct person and that the correct amount of tax and NI are paid by every person. The National Insur…
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Moving abroad: The top five cities South Africans should consider

As beautiful as South Africa can be, sometimes you’ve just got to fly the nest. So with the help of Nestpick, we’re looking at some of the most attractive options for those of us considering moving abroad. Compared to previous generations, we have been lucky enough to travel around the world for many different reasons, either for pleasure and curiosity of exploring what we can find behind the doors of our comfort zone or simply for gap years or educational exchanges. Whichever your reason might be and even though most popular destinations among expats include Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand, there are some top cities that definitely attract a larger audience of expats eager to live and work abroad. Nestpick, a search aggregator for apartment rentals all over the world, has analysed different factors in some of the most attractive cities for expats in order to assess the costs of renting a flat there and furnishing it. The best cities for South Africans moving abroad: Lo…
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Moving to the UK? Don’t leave South Africa without tying up these loose-ends

For South Africans, the road to the UK can be a challenging one, but once you get there it’s worth it. To help you navigate through all the requirements and to ensure that your move goes off as smoothly as possible, we’ve compiled some essential advice and information based on what other Saffas have learned while making the big move. Transfer your money the easy way When transferring your money out of South Africa, you want to get as many Pounds for your Rands as you can. Banks are notorious for giving shoddy exchange rates and it’s far better to use a specialist forex agency. Forex agents build key relationships with banks from all around the world and they process all their transfers in bulk. That’s how they’re able to give you the best rates at lower fees. So forget about using your bank, shop around online and find a broker with local expertise that can help you get the most out of your money transfers. To financially emigrate, or not to financially emigrate? Financial e…
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Rock Music Tour – discover London’s rock music history

Music lovers! This is the ideal way to discover London's rock music history. Choose either the morning or afternoon tour, or book them both for a comprehensive London Rock Music tour. These small-group tours (maximum 16 people) cover everything from rock 'n' roll landmarks in bohemian Soho to the north London neighborhoods of Camden Town, Hampstead Village and Heath, Muswell Hill, Archway and Islington. Book Now Full Day Tour Code: FD0900 Full-day Rock Music Tour combining the morning and afternoon tour to give you the very best of London's rock music history. Departs 9am. From EUR83.28 Pricing details Morning Tour Code: HD0900 Morning Rock Music Tour including Pink Floyd's studio and band members’ homes, Hendrix, Page and Clash sites, Amy Winehouse's Camden, McCartney's office, Soho Clubs and Abbey Road. Departs 9am. From EUR41.64 Pricing details Afternoon Tour Code: HD1400 Afternoon Rock Music Tour including sites connected with The Rolling Stones, Eric …
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Saffa, Finally can earn some pounds

1 More Saffa | Finally can earn some pounds | The South African

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT

1 More Saffa | Finally can earn some pounds

Coming back into London, the rain spat in my face reminding me that the sun will not always shine and holiday time is over. The final stage interview was a little more ruthless in a meeting room and questions being asked by the head of department. Despite the minor stress and anxiety planting itself in red patches on my neck and cheeks (praying the lighting in the room softened it), I was phoned the next morning with the offer.

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Howzit All…

Welcome to Saffa.com. As our name implies, we are "Proudly South Africans Abroad". Saffa's have made a home for themselves in all corners of the globe, yet are still strongly connected to the culture and lifestyle that comes with being South African. Ironically our heritage is a result of a mix of cultures from all corners of the globe, making us a truly multicultural nation. South Africans living Abroad, are discerning people who are go getters, they have expectations from life that has caused them to look beyond the African Horizen. We have a reputation for being hard working honest down to earth people. This site is intended to showcase and present South African products and people and what it is that makes life LEKKER! SAFFA.com
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