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SABCO Executive Committee 2018

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SABCO ExCo 2018


SABCO Annual General Meeting

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Monday: 29 January 6.30 for 7pm

RSVP to admin@sabco-uae.org

AGENDA: AGM flyer 2018 Final 28 Jan

Updated Constitution: Constitutions

 


South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies at age 78

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South African Jazz legend Hugh Masekela has died on Tuesday in Johannesburg after a long battle with prostate cancer.

The family of the 78-year-old musician confirmed his death in a statement which said he passed peacefully surrounded by his family. read more

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Lighthouse Presents: Wedding Photography Workshop – Avail Early Bird Discount before 10 February 2018

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Bookings closing:Members-Only Exclusive Event: Back 2 Business Networking 22 January 6-9pm

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The South African Business Council is proud to announce our participation with more than 20 other Business Councils on the first event in the new year.

This is a Members-Only Exclusive Event. Entrance is free of charge but pre-registrations are necessary: admin@sabco-uae.org

For more information,


Obtaining a Certificate of Good Conduct – Police Clearance Certificate from South Africa

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The issuing of such a certificate by the SA authorities is nothing new.  It is called a Police Clearance Certificate.  What is new is that the Certificate of Good Conduct (as it is called by the UAE) is now also required for anyone wishing to take up a job in the UAE.

If, however, you have been in the UAE for 5 years or more, you have to obtain the certificate from the UAE.

Application Process in South Africa:

South Africans can visit their local police station (or the SAPS Criminal Record Centre, Pretoria) to request a Police Clearance Certificate as proof that a criminal record does not exist.  The application must be accompanied by a full set of fingerprints (obtainable from local police station) and payment (currently an amount of R 59.00).   After receiving the certificate, it should be attested first by the SA Department of International Relations and Cooperation and then the UAE Embassy in Pretoria.

The SA Embassy or Consulate in the UAE can assist an applicant by taking the set of fingerprints.  He/she then need to courier the application to the SAPS in South Africa for further processing.

The Khaleej Times has also published to advise regarding the costs, for more please click here


Overseas Voters – 2019 Elections

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Overseas voters need to ensure that they have a valid South African passport and ID book too and we are conveying the message now to ensure that if people are heading home they can get that all in order!

Not sure where you are registered, click here: elections.org.za


New Year, New You, New Us

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What are you going to do in 2018? New job, get married, travel, get healthy or become part of the ever growing base of South African’s in Emirates supporting each other socially and in business.

The following proposed voluntary positions are available for 2018:

* President
* Vice President
* Secretary General
* Treasury
* Marketing & Media Officer
* Legal Officer
* Business Development Manager
* Membership Manager
* Sponsorship Manager
* Finance Manager
* Web & Social Media Manager
* Communications Manager

If you are interested please send a short Applicant Bio to Andre Du Plessis at Andre@italent-me.com

If you have other great skills not mentioned above but you would like to belong to a super friendly and pro active committee send your details to the same address and Andre will contact you.

Nothing beats the power of South Africans when they get together!

SA

 

 


10 important things you need to know about VAT in UAE

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Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about VAT – from what products and services are subject to it to knowing whether companies are trying to pull a fast one on you

If and only if

Businesses are not allowed to charge VAT unless they are registered with the Federal Tax Authority and have a tax registration number (TRN)

For full article click here