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Jan Braai braaibroodjie recipes

Jan Braai braaibroodjie recipes

If you love National Braai Day on the 24th of September each year, you have Jan Braai (real name; Jan Scannell) to thank for it. Jan Braai is a much-loved personality in South Africa; he also did great work uniting the nation. He started the National Braai Day...

Real talk: what’s the deal with South Africa’s emigration rate?

Real talk: what’s the deal with South Africa’s emigration rate?

It’s a question that even the most patriotic South African has contemplated recently: is it time to leave South Africa? A valid question after the rollercoaster events of 2020 - there’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to get people to re-evaluate their priorities...

How to make South African rusks

How to make South African rusks

Rusk, rusks, glorious rusks! The more you dunk, the more you want! It sounds like a proudly sung anthem, doesn’t it? Well, as far as unique treats go, rusks should be our South African token treat! While people might look at you a little funny if you ask for rusks in...

Surf & Turf South African style!

Surf & Turf South African style!

Most people think of South Africa and automatically assume that the nation is all about pap en vleis, but that’s just not true. As a versatile nation, it appears that we’re just as into our Surf and Turf as we are into our braaivleis, pap, and biltong! One thing is...

Why timing is everything when emigrating from South Africa

Why timing is everything when emigrating from South Africa

If you are thinking about your upcoming relocation, now is the time to take a closer look at the tax and financial implications linked to emigrating from South Africa. On the very top of the list of things to consider when emigrating from South Africa should...

Top 5 South African dessert recipes you can make at home

Top 5 South African dessert recipes you can make at home

The best South African desserts If there’s one thing South Africans are crazy about, it’s their desserts. It’s not a braai or a Sunday lunch or a family gathering if it’s not topped off with a sweet treat. Everyone has fond memories of their mom’s peppermint crisp...

Recipes using Jelly Tots

Recipes using Jelly Tots

Put your diet on hold, forget about your waist-shrinking obsession and get ready to discover the best jelly tot treats you’ve ever had in your life. That’s not just a bold statement to make; it’s the truth! Who knew that a simple bag of jelly tots sweets could be...

News piece: South Africans emigrating swindled by shipping company

News piece: South Africans emigrating swindled by shipping company

Emigrating from South Africa Emigrating from South Africa is a big task. It’s a big task no matter what country you are in. It takes time, planning, and spans of money. For the average South African, saving the money to emigrate takes blood, sweat, and tears. And when...

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