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Betsy’s South African Deli in Canada

Betsy’s South African Deli in Canada

SA expats abroad are always looking for ways to get their hands on their favourite South African treats. Luckily South African shops make it possible to feel more at home in a foreign land. In Canada, the expat landscape is no different. While completely wowed by a...

How Much Money Can You Take Out When Leaving South Africa?

How Much Money Can You Take Out When Leaving South Africa?

If you’re emigrating and leaving South Africa, chances are you’re going to want to take your money with you. So how do you go about repatriating funds to your new home country destination? How do you take money out of South Africa and how much can you take? It’s a...

Expat Travel Tips – How to Weather the Long-Trip

Expat Travel Tips – How to Weather the Long-Trip

The paperwork has been handled, the jobs have been secured, the schools have been chosen, and the air tickets have been bought. You’re well on your way to leaving South Africa in search of a new life, greener pastures, and all the excitement of a completely new...

Mosbolletjies: Truly a South African Dessert

Mosbolletjies: Truly a South African Dessert

Is it just us, or does Mosbolletjies also come to mind when you think about a traditional Afrikaans home in South Africa? This unique South African bread is the epitome of Afrikaaner culture and tradition. It is the “sharing tearing” bread. It’s best enjoyed with a...

Famous Poems about South Africa

Famous Poems about South Africa

Over the years, South Africa has played host to a plethora of creative artists who have deemed the country fit to pour their hearts and souls out onto paper about. Yip, you probably guessed it; we’re talking about our very own home-grown poets today, and of course,...

The Expat’s Guide To: The Best Countries For Raising Children

The Expat’s Guide To: The Best Countries For Raising Children

Ask any parent and they’ll confirm: having children changes your priorities. Their needs come first, and your hopes and dreams centre around building the ideal future for them. If you’ve found yourself questioning whether South Africa is a good place to raise...

Finding A Fresh Perspective In Moving to New Zealand from South Africa

Finding A Fresh Perspective In Moving to New Zealand from South Africa

With a current population of around 4 822 233 citizens, of which 14 881 are migrants, it’s safe to say that the Kiwis are a diverse and welcoming people. What makes New Zealand such an attractive immigration destination for South Africans? Could it be the temperate...

Easter 2020

Easter 2020

Easter is just around the corner and with it comes the promise of fun Easter egg hunts, munching Beacon marshmallow eggs, and feasting on buttery Hot Cross buns and tea. Ah, all of the things that make a South African Easter a favourite time of year. But what if you...

Benefits of Learning a New Language

Benefits of Learning a New Language

Parlez-vous français? Hablas español? It won’t be long before you hear these words, or similarly foreign-sounding words, when you move to a new country. And what will you reply? Do you plan to emigrate without learning a new language first, or would you like to fully...

SATOOZ – Australia SA Shop

SATOOZ – Australia SA Shop

Moving abroad comes with its excitements and anxieties…but what it doesn’t come with is any guarantees that you will get to live the lifestyle and quality of life that you did before. In life, it’s all about the little things that make us feel comfortable and “at...

Immigrating to Germany From South Africa

Immigrating to Germany From South Africa

Why are South Africans immigrating to Germany? It probably has a lot to do with the fact that many are of German descent, and there’s much to love about living and working in Germany as a South African. Let’s take a look at what you need to know before immigrating to...

Trinchado – A Taste Sensation from South Africa

Trinchado – A Taste Sensation from South Africa

Hmm, Trinchado! This South African Portuguese fusion dish needs no introduction to the average red-blooded South Africa. There’s something delectable about this dish, and it could just be that it’s a taste sensation with Mozambican, Portuguese, and South African...

Skills Talk: Getting In to the USA On A Skilled Worker Visa

Skills Talk: Getting In to the USA On A Skilled Worker Visa

The United States is a popular immigration destination for skilled South Africans, seeking better career growth opportunities and a shot at achieving their own American Dream. But just how are South Africans getting into the US of A for working purposes? Which are the...

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