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Your South African citizenship may have been revoked

Thanks to a law created in 1949, South Africans who have acquired citizenship in another country, without the prior written consent of the Minister of Home Affairs, run the risk of losing their South African citizenship. Who should be concerned? In terms of Section 6 of the Citizenship Act, South Africans are required to secure […]

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The UK wants more Australian and New Zealand youths

There’s good news for prospective travellers from Australia and New Zealand, as the UK has raised the annual visa allocation for both countries under their Youth Mobility Scheme. The Youth Mobility Scheme replaced what was previously known as the UK Working Holiday Visa programme. Since January 2016, the number of Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) […]

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Australians living abroad will have to pay back their student loans

The Australian government’s mid-year economic review has seen the introduction of new compliance measures. These measures target Australians living abroad with outstanding student loans. Prior to the introduction of the new legislation, graduates living overseas could avoid repaying their higher education loans to the Australian government as long as they remained offshore residents. Since the […]

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