If you are a resident of South Africa, you do not have to pay tax for your first 2 years in Korea.
All you need to do is fill out a SARS IT77 form. Simple enough.
Or so I thought. It's long. And specific.
But guess what? You don't really need to fill in the whole thing; you just need to put in your South African ID number, name and address so they can put you in the system. Add in a certified copy of your passport/driver's license/ID and a letter from your bank confirming your bank details. Stir. Drop it off at your nearest SARS office and ask them for a residency certificate for you to present in Korea, and you're all set. Don't have a SARS office in your dorp (although even Hogsback has 4 liquor stores)? Use Docs4Expats. They rock.
Wasn't that easy?
So, the children, the culture, competitive StarCraft, Hello Kitty, the sparkly rainbows and purple unicorns aside, let's hear it for the main (if secret) reason for us to flock to Korea: