boing. You open an off shore trading account (I use TD Ameritrade in US) and that could be your "only" trading acc. You can buy any stock (mostly US though) and most ETF's through this platform. $10 per trade of any amount.
No problem, thanks warhippo. So if I have an offshore account that I cannot trade with, then I guess I must open a trading account similar to yours, transfer some of my offshore money there and start trading on that overseas platform.
Yes, thats about it. Identify a/your trading platform overseas (not a South African one, ha, ha) Start with by sending them mail about what is available on their platform(s)and costs etc.(available on Google though)They usually very helpful. Good luck