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Staying connected during the holidays & trying times

Staying connected during the holidays & trying times

The definition of 'family' is broadly described as a group or unit of people living together. However, as South Africans, we know that 'family is so much more than that. A traditional South African family consists of the following: required set of parents, children...

Can South African retirement annuities still be cashed in by emigrants?

Can South African retirement annuities still be cashed in by emigrants?

Not all change is bad, however, as these legislative amendments were intended to simplify processes that had become unnecessarily complicated. Here’s what you need to know about early retirement annuity withdrawals in South Africa in 2021, and what the rule changes...

South African lamb shoulder roast

South African lamb shoulder roast

Traditionally, South African Sunday lunch with family means a succulent lamb shoulder roast. Of course, this means you need all the trimmings, too. We’re talking about sumptuous roast potatoes and onions, fresh green beans or peas, and gem squash halves. What could be...

Potbrood recipe

Potbrood recipe

Potbrood or 'Pot bread' is a bread synonymous with South African food. You can't get more South African than potbrood unless you consider the braai. However, they both go so well together it is a veritable South African super-feast when you combine the two! South...

Tear and share bread

Tear and share bread

There's something to be said about the gorgeous smell of freshly baked bread. It lingers in the air better than any expensive perfume, and it immediately makes your mouth salivate in anticipation of its crunchy yet soft texture spread with rich, thick butter. Bread...

Have you heard about the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020?

Have you heard about the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020?

With high levels of national cyber crime dominating the headlines in the last few years, the signing into law of the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020 is a welcome step in protecting businesses and consumers from cyber criminals. Although the President has yet to give an...

13 Weird traditional dishes in South Africa

13 Weird traditional dishes in South Africa

Known for its many traditions and fabulous rainbow nation, South Africa is no stranger to the weird and wonderful. The many cultures that live on South African soil have shared and fused their colourful backgrounds and superbly unique traditions into the amazing...

Chutney mayo chicken mash balls – Halloween style!

Chutney mayo chicken mash balls – Halloween style!

Today, we’d like to bring you a Halloween-inspired recipe filled with the delicious taste of true South African food. If like many people, you believe that the origins of Halloween stem from America, you are forgiven for getting it wrong. After all, they have led the...

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