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Eat Sum More South African food in Canada

Canada is a wonderful country to live in – but for South Africans it’s very far away from family, friends and food! If you are craving the local flavours of South Africa and are wondering where you can buy biltong, then you’ll be delighted to know there is a South...

Get ready for the Rugby World Cup 2019

The Rugby World Cup 2019 is just around the corner and everyone is gearing up as the countdown to #RWC2019 starts gathering momentum. The Rugby World Cup match schedule has recently been announced and fans are starting to prepare to either be in Japan to watch the...

Peppermint Crisp Tart

Peppermint Crisp Tart is a uniquely South African dessert using the beloved South African Peppermint Crisp and is adored by children and adults alike. Its ingredients make it more of a ‘sweet’ than a dessert, but it is the perfect dessert after a braai, especially if...

The cost of living in Australia

Australia has recently become known as an expensive country to live in – with a high cost of living quickly eating into your monthly salary. For South Africans planning to immigrate to Australia, the cost of living in Australia versus South Africa is essential to get...

Easy milk tart recipe

Every South African family has inherited a milk tart recipe from their grandmothers and everyone proudly proclaims their milk tart or ‘melktert’ is the very best one around. In fact, milk tart competitions are often held, where judges select the local milk tart...

Bledie Lekker Biltong and it’s made in the USA!

If you are tired of Big Mac burgers and traditional apple pie and craving the flavours of home, you’ll be delighted to discover you can easily shop for your South African biltong and more, all online in the USA. The South African Food Shop in the USA, with a typically...

The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at weddings

Wedding traditions around the world differ according to local customs and history. Some are followed religiously, while others are regarded as quite outdated. However, if you are planning on getting married in the new country you have emigrated to, it’s a good idea to...

How high is the cost of living in the UK?

One of the first things you have to do before you move abroad is consider the cost of living in the country you are moving to. While your proposed salary might look great on paper, you need to consider how far it goes in terms of covering your monthly expenses in...

Discover your local Brisbane South African shop for biltong and more!

If you are sitting in Brisbane and craving the taste of South Africa, then you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to travel far to enjoy all your favourite flavours from home, including biltong, rusks and marmite. So head down to your local South African Shop...

New skilled regional visa routes to Australia

If you are planning to immigrate to Australia in the future, you’ll be very interested to know that Australia is launching two new skilled regional routes in 2019 that will pave the way for more South Africans heading down under. The new skilled regional visas open up...

The richest sports stars from South Africa

South African sports stars are famous around the world for their prowess on the sport’s field and their general sportsmanship. Not surprisingly, our sports stars have also done well financially. In this article we discuss our richest South African sports stars.  ...

Financial emigration: What it involves

Many South African expats leave South Africa with their minds firmly focussed on their overseas opportunities – whether they are leaving to explore the world or are starting a new job abroad. It is only once they are settled in their new country and have spent a few...

The most loved bookstores in South Africa

Despite the rise of Amazon Kindles and e-books, bookstores in South Africa are still flourishing. These days, South African bookstores are not just places for exploring the world of books, but also include coffee shops, making them ideal meeting places with their...

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