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Stuffed roosterkoek

Stuffed roosterkoek

Is anything as equally proudly South African as roosterkoek? Probably not! Roosterkoeks are little baked bread buns/rolls put on the braai. They most often contain butter and garlic that turns into a melt-in-your-mouth treat, but over the years, these treats have...

South African style Father’s day gifts

South African style Father’s day gifts

It’s been an entire year since we last celebrated Father’s Day! If you’re super organised, you probably have your gift already picked out. If life has been too busy to stop and find that perfect gift, we have some fantastic South African gift ideas just for you! Let’s...

Melkkos potjie recipe

Melkkos potjie recipe

If you want to whip up a traditional boerekos treat, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, it’s the classic Melkkos (Milk Food) dish which has been a staple treat in South African homes for decades. Melkkos is served as a warm light meal or a dessert....

South Africans are moving abroad despite global pandemic

South Africans are moving abroad despite global pandemic

Just how invested are you in your country? As a South African citizen, are you here to stay? There is a question that many South Africans have been asking themselves over the past year. It comes as no real surprise that South Africans are re-examining their priorities...

Tiramisu cheesecake – South African style

Tiramisu cheesecake – South African style

Calling all South Africans who happen to be cheesecake lovers too - this one is for you! If you love to spoil yourself with creamy treats, Tiramisu cheesecake is a perfect choice. Before we present you with our mouthwatering recipe, let’s briefly look at the origins...

The ultimate beef & coke potjiekos recipe

The ultimate beef & coke potjiekos recipe

Nothing quite compares to a good old-fashioned South African potjiekos! And if you find yourself somewhere in the world where potjiekos isn’t a staple, it’s time to get your potjiekos pot on the fire and put it to work. The great thing about potjiekos is that you can...

Pension, provident, and preservation funds: What’s the difference?

Pension, provident, and preservation funds: What’s the difference?

It’s easy to get confused, because they all sound so similar. Pension funds. Provident funds. Preservation funds. What’s the difference? While these are all South African retirement funds/savings vehicles designed to protect your retirement money, there are some key...

A South African classic: The Gatsby

A South African classic: The Gatsby

Enter the spotlight; South Africa’s very own Great Gatsby sandwich! If you’re ever in the Cape Town area, you’ll be surprised at just how many places have their version of the Gatsby sandwich recipe readily available to delight patrons! What’s great about the Gatsby...

Easy biscuit recipes South Africa: Milk tart cookies

Easy biscuit recipes South Africa: Milk tart cookies

Milk tart and tea are part of the South African lifestyle. If you’re living abroad, you probably have fond memories of enjoying this delectable treat. Just because you’re no longer in SA, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to miss out. Of course, you may not...

9 Weird laws from around the world

9 Weird laws from around the world

Laws organize societies and ensure safe and peaceful dealings among its citizens. But all countries have rules that don’t make sense for anyone other than those who created them. While most countries don’t openly advertise or laugh about their weirdest laws, it’s...

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