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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    Thanks to some kind people on this forum, I've successfully got my first batch of Vanguard shares. Follow-up question for those who know: I understand that regardless of IB being a US-based custodian/patform, and despite the securities bought being on the LSE, the fact that the actual ETF...
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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    I have, but obviously wary of what I've acknowledged or accepted if I don't fully understand the ramifications. Anyway, as we've discussed before, if purchasing Ireland domiciled ETFs then it should not be a problem - and I've seen nothing negative regarding United Kingdom domiciled ETFs - or...
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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    Besides hiring a tax consultant or trusting the hundreds of google results, do you by any chance know a decent resource that has the facts around this for an SA resident investor? (Which countries do/don't have additional tax or inheritance implications) Even IB asked questions around double...
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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    Thanks. So in terms of Situs and related tax risks - which domicile should be targeted vs avoided? I am happy to declare profits and pay SARS, just don't want the complexity/risk of dealing with much more complicated tax affairs or estate duty on death.
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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    Thanks, it's not that I'm retiring in 2050, more because I like the split of Bonds/Equities on those mutual funds - might even lean towards the 2030 retirement fund simply because I'm more exposed to US Equities via other investments. The buggy parts might relate to the trial service which...
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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    Thanks... you've certainly given me some food for thought! How do I determine what is Ireland domiciled (or at least non-US) ? I was quite keen on this fund to start with: https://investor.vanguard.com/mutual-funds/profile/performance/vfifx but now I'm not so sure anymore - do you know if...
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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    Thanks... and are they decent to work with? Is it easy to buy Vanguard products (and other) through them? I'm guessing by using IB it removes any custodial/management costs I would pay to a local brokerage and all my costs would then only be those as levied by Vanguard's expense ratio, but I'd...
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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    There you go... late to the party, and not available anymore :-( Any other logical way to invest in Vanguard products?
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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    Nope... normal individual account also rejected.
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    How to invest in Vanguard (from SA) when not a US citizen or resident?

    Hey folks... what am I doing wrong? Is it possibly because I tried opening a "Joint tenants WROS (with rights of survivorship)" type account? Did you all disclose South Africa as your residential address? Thanks.
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    Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop Review (1C)

    Mine is the Pro, and those features were already there.
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    Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop Review (1C)

    Weren't all these features there already? It's only the multi-maps/floors that we're all eagerly anticipating.
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    Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop Review (1C)

    Oh man, I wish I read this last week. Been struggling with the Pro model, now it turns out the multimaps feature is only for the Chinese Xiaomi models - had I known that the S7 actually properly can do multi maps I definitely would have gone for that one instead.
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    Telkom / Openserve / Night Surfer Missing

    what do you mean by "enforce a peak time limit" ? Do you have a link to Telkom's scrapping of FUPs and Night Surfer?
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    Telkom / Openserve / Night Surfer Missing

    Has anyone else noticed that the Night Surfer traffic on the Telkom customer portal has disappeared? I'm on a Telkom uncapped fibre service, but due to FUP I make sure to schedule major downloads during the Night Surfer window - but since the 3rd of August, the traffic graphs don't show any...
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