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Jeremy Loops is coming your way Europe and UK

Jeremy Loops is coming your way Europe and UK

Would you rather stay in, to Netflix and chill, or go to a music concert? If your answer is the latter – we have got some great news for you! If you are a South African expat currently living in Europe or in the UK, the one and only Mr. Loops is coming your way....

Money Matters: How Much Money Can You Take Out Of South Africa?

Money Matters: How Much Money Can You Take Out Of South Africa?

If you’re looking to relocate your life and family abroad, or just your money, it’s a good idea to know exactly how much money you can take out of South Africa, and how you need to do it. Moving money across South African borders has an exchange control impact. You...

Tastes Like Africa: Amarula-Inspired Dessert Recipes

Tastes Like Africa: Amarula-Inspired Dessert Recipes

There’s nothing quite like it in the world. Amarula is a cream liqueur made from sugar, cream and the fruit borne from the African marula tree. Containing 17% alcohol by volume, it packs quite a boozy punch. The fruits of this tipsy-making tree have long been enjoyed...

This shop in the U.S.A brings you the best from the R.S.A.

This shop in the U.S.A brings you the best from the R.S.A.

As a South African living abroad you’ll have to acclimatise to how different the small things are. Sure, you can buy washing powder and detergent abroad - but they’ve all got different names and different smells. You’re not going to find OMO or Surf, Jik or Mr Min....

Emigration From South Africa: Interesting Destinations

Emigration From South Africa: Interesting Destinations

When you ask where South Africans are immigrating to, the answers that immediately come to mind are Australia, New Zealand, USA and UK. But have you considered these interesting alternative countries saffas are exploring? There has been a noticeable increase in the...

Can You Financially Emigrate If You Own Property In South Africa?

Can You Financially Emigrate If You Own Property In South Africa?

If you’re a South African living and working abroad, there’s a good chance you still own property back home that you probably rent out in your absence. Even if it’s just to cover costs, or your properties are occupied by friends and family, it is considered as South...

The Ultimate Guide To Ginger Beer, South Africa’s Thirst Quencher

The Ultimate Guide To Ginger Beer, South Africa’s Thirst Quencher

Ginger beer , you either love it or hate it. It’s impossible to be indifferent about this feisty, fiery beverage, and most South Africans generally have at least one relative who claims to have the best ginger beer recipe in the world. But where did ginger beer come...

Movies in the making: South African boxer Gerrie Coetzee

Movies in the making: South African boxer Gerrie Coetzee

The film dedicated to the monumental achievements of Africa’s first world heavyweight champion, Gerrie Coetzee, first got the Hollywood green light in 2017 and is finally set to hit our screens sometime in 2020. Filmed in the Mother City under the watchful eye of...

Now You Know: There’s a South African Shop Down Under!

Now You Know: There’s a South African Shop Down Under!

Ask any South African living abroad what they miss most about home, and their answer usually involves food. Eating is an international pastime and when it comes to snacks, South Africans certainly have a wide and varied palate.  Realising that there’s nothing...

Living Annuity vs Retirement Annuity: What’s the Difference?

Living Annuity vs Retirement Annuity: What’s the Difference?

One of the smartest, most tax efficient ways to save for your golden years is by means of retirement annuities and other long term, goal-focused investments. Aside from checking on your nest egg occasionally, most people don’t give a second thought to their retirement...

Where Are South Africans Immigrating To and Why?

Where Are South Africans Immigrating To and Why?

Emigration from South Africa is now part of our daily reality. If it feels to you like we’ve entered an era of emigration and the tropic is on everyone’s lips, is because we have. South Africans are talking about emigration for sound reasons: we’re worried about the...

South African Bobotie is King!

South African Bobotie is King!

For 65 years the South African Bobotie recipe has reigned supreme in many homes. It was in 1954 when Bobotie first became a South African household name. The dish bobotie was derived from the Indonesian dish named Bobotok. It first appeared in a Dutch cookbook many...

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