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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...

Don’t be This Year’s April Fool!

Don’t be This Year’s April Fool!

As a newbie and an expat, you’re bound to make the top of a few pranksters’ April Fools lists this year. What could be funnier than tricking the new guy at work or setting the new girl up for a little lighthearted embarrassment, right? Don’t be afraid…there’s no...

The Lowdown on Financial Emigration for Standard Bank Clients

The Lowdown on Financial Emigration for Standard Bank Clients

Have you ever wondered how to emigrate financially if you are a Standard Bank client? What are the procedures involved? How do you even fill out the paperwork? What supporting documentation needs to go along with your application? We’ve got the lowdown on everything...

World’s Happiest Emigration Destinations

World’s Happiest Emigration Destinations

If you’re planning to emigrate, you’re probably in search of greener pastures. What are the most important features you look for in a new home country? Are you looking for a happier place to be? Is it money earning opportunities that draw you in? According to Fin24,...

Frikkadel recipe – A firm South African Favorite

Frikkadel recipe – A firm South African Favorite

South Africans love their padkos and no long road trip is complete without a Tupperware filled with frikkadels. These traditional South African meatballs are super versatile, easy on the budget and frikken lekker hot or cold. It’s almost unfair to label a...

South African chocolates expats love

South African chocolates expats love

South Africans are people of creature comforts. We like our home-grown products and that’s why “local is lekker” is something we all proudly repeat. Unfortunately, many of us don’t realize just how dependent we have become on our local treats and comforts until we no...

Best quality of life countries for South Africans to immigrate to

Best quality of life countries for South Africans to immigrate to

As an expat, or soon-to-be expat, your ears probably prick up every time somebody mentions immigrating to a new country. Most expats head for obvious and sought-after places like the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia, but what are the alternative...

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Ah, Spaghetti Bolognese night - the favourite night of the week, right? Spaghetti Bolognese is more than just a quick and easy meal to make. It’s a meal that’s firmly ingrained in the upbringing of any and all South Africans. What makes this dish so well-loved in the...

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