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Trout on the grill

Trout on the grill

While most braai recipes call for a massive selection of meat products, mostly beef, trout on the grill is just as popular and equally tasty! What could be better than fish on the braai when getting together with friends and family? Granted, steak on the braai is more...

Afrikaans abroad

Afrikaans abroad

Jislaaik, dis lekker om n bietjie Afrikaans oorsee te hoor, né? Okay, who are we kidding? Once you’ve jumped the proverbial ship and landed on foreign shores, the chances of hearing the Afrikaans language are very slim. And that’s kind of sad, don’t you think? You...

What is a Personalised Financial Emigration Plan™?

What is a Personalised Financial Emigration Plan™?

If you thought that relocating overseas was a simple matter of packing your bags and boxes, booking a flight and moving your family abroad, we’re here to break the news gently: there’s a lot more than mere logistics to consider! For instance, have you thought about...

Braai butter

Braai butter

When contemplating a braai, butter isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, after the steak, chops and boerewors, there’s usually a long list of braai sides, braai broodjies and braai puds that need deciding on before the butter is even contemplated!...

Travel tips Saffa style

Travel tips Saffa style

Have you finalised your emigration, or are you heading on a glorious holiday abroad? Perhaps you are ready to pack your bags and head off into the deep blue yonder, eager to discover something new? Whatever your situation, travelling abroad is exciting and equally...

South African custard squares

South African custard squares

Nothing tastes of home quite like lekker South African custard tart unless we consider the braai, of course! But that’s a little off the topic, and the chops and boerie probably wouldn’t taste as good covered in a glorious layer of Ultra Mel, or would they? Not sure...

How do I get my money out of South Africa via tax emigration?

How do I get my money out of South Africa via tax emigration?

You’ve probably heard by now that formal emigration is out and tax emigration is in. But what does this mean for getting your money out of South Africa? What does it mean for cashing in and withdrawing your retirement annuities and having the money transferred abroad?...

Upside-down braai bakes served 2 ways

Upside-down braai bakes served 2 ways

Easter is literally on the doorstep, friends and family are about to descend with a vengeance and suddenly, what to cook is the hottest topic of conversation! How did we get to this point in the year so quickly? Wasn’t it Christmas just last week? That’s the problem...

Bobotie pancake stack

Bobotie pancake stack

Few dishes are synonymous with traditional South African food than the regte egte bobotie. Okay, so maybe boerewors, biltong, pap and melktert provide strong competition, but a bobotie is still the ultimate in South African food! Besides, what says ‘welcome home’...

Hot cross bun muffin

Hot cross bun muffin

Let’s talk South African Easter Recipes! With Easter just around the corner, hot cross buns are undoubtedly on the top of your shopping list, second only to the pile of Easter eggs that is! The usual manic rush before the long Easter weekend ensues with all Saffas...

What does being an expat entail?

What does being an expat entail?

If you’ve found yourself wondering what the grass looks like on the other side, then it’s time you brushed up on your expatriate information. Firstly, what is an expat or expatriate? Broadly this can be defined as a person who legally lives and works in a country for...

Jan Braai’s seafood potjie

Jan Braai’s seafood potjie

Anyone will tell you that there is nothing better than the rich aroma of a seafood potjie. What’s more is that it's good for the soul and the empty tummy too! Potjiekos directly translates to “pot food” and is pronounced 'poi-key-cos.' Potjiekos was introduced to...

Making your own bunny chow

Making your own bunny chow

A bunny chow, or bunny as the locals call it, is mouth-watering curry filled inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread. A loaf of white bread may seem bland, but add any delicious curry to it, and you’ll have yourself a tasty bunny. Of course, you could use the whole loaf...

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