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Foodies of South Africa

Foodies of South Africa

South Africans are well known for their love of all things food-related. At their most comfortable in the kitchen, food lovers of all ages, genders, and creeds can be found whipping up a storm of culinary delight. A highly competitive nation, we love a challenge, and...

Women’s Day 2021

Women’s Day 2021

With women’s day, 2021 just around the corner, have you stopped to consider how you will be celebrating the 9th of August this year? With our fast-paced lives juggling work commitments and family, we can easily be forgiven for letting this day slip by unnoticed. But,...

Iconic garage pies

Iconic garage pies

Most South African youngsters are more than just a little familiar with that 2 am garage pie snack. Late nights and feeling-less-than-amazing next days aside, garage pies can also quell a serious hunger at any time of the day. And sometimes only a delectable hot pie,...

Money Matters: what do you need to transfer your SA inheritance abroad?

Money Matters: what do you need to transfer your SA inheritance abroad?

As a South African living abroad, things can get complicated quickly when it comes to cross-border inheritance claims. If you’ve got family members still living in South Africa, especially parents, it’s likely that you’re going to have to figure out exactly how to...

Beware the 419 Scams

Beware the 419 Scams

As a South African or citizen of the world, you have undoubtedly come across a few online scams. Maybe you have even been victim to one. Moving to another country doesn’t exempt you from scams and con-artists lists. In fact, you may face even more risks! Today, we’re...

Koeksisters – Traditional South African style

Koeksisters – Traditional South African style

If you’re looking to amaze your guests with a delicacy dipped in South African heritage, then traditional South African koeksisters are your wow factor! But, before we entice you to make these delectable crispy pastry plaits, let’s quickly take a look at the origins!...

Milk tart with a twist – South African style

Milk tart with a twist – South African style

Who’s up for some milk tart? We know we are! But instead of going down the same old store-bought route, why not try to make it yourself? Better yet, why not try incorporating some delicious mandarin in it. You know home-baked goodness is always the best! Before you...

Myths & what to look out for when choosing an emigration partner

Myths & what to look out for when choosing an emigration partner

International work opportunities have increased with the post-Covid economic resurgence, and many skilled South Africans have become sought after abroad. If you’re planning to leave the country, it’s crucial that you know the ins and outs of tax emigration and how to...

The POPI Act: What does it mean for you?

The POPI Act: What does it mean for you?

There’s been a lot of song and dance about it in the past couple weeks, as we were all flooded with generic notifications on our WhatsApp groups when the Protection of Personal Information Act (aka POPI Act) came into effect on 1 July 2021. So, what is all the fuss...

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Christmas came early this year - July 25th! While we usually wait expectantly for the year-end Christmas celebration, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t start the festive season right now. Appreciating the people you love and having a good party may be what you need...

Spicy Durban chicken curry

Spicy Durban chicken curry

Delicious spicy Durban chicken curry is a sure way to warm you up this winter. Recipes out there are aplenty, but if you’ve never tucked into an authentic Durban curry that you’ve made, now’s the best time to give this Durban curry recipe a try. With this spicy aroma...

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