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How to perfectly braai steak

How to perfectly braai steak

Just the sound and smell of the wood and charcoal crackling on the braai is bound to get your neighbours peeking over the garden fence looking for a good time. Who can resist the tempting aroma of steak seared on the braai grill? Soon, what started as a quick steak...

Rassie Erasmus South Africa’s head coach

Rassie Erasmus South Africa’s head coach

July 24th, 2021, is a date that is sure to be remembered for a long time. Two proud teams faced each other across the green of the Rugby field in a time-honoured tradition. Enter the start of the British and Irish Lions Tour 2021. One would think the victorious team...

Financial advisors in South Africa for clients abroad

Financial advisors in South Africa for clients abroad

For South African expats living abroad, managing their personal finances can prove to be quite tricky. For one, you are living thousands of miles across the ocean, so it’s not as though you can hop in your car and pop into your financial advisors’ office for a quick...

How does the new tax legislation affect my South African provident fund?

How does the new tax legislation affect my South African provident fund?

So you’ve probably heard there have been some changes this year to South African tax law that affect the way expats can access their retirement savings, effectively placing a three-year waiting period on withdrawing these funds once it is shown that the individual has...

Bobotie with yellow rice and chutney

Bobotie with yellow rice and chutney

Bobotie is not a new word to any South African. We either enjoyed the dish regularly at home or were treated to it when visiting family and friends. Like many traditional South African foods, bobotie actually comes from the Cape Malay descendants when slaves and...

Who can deal in foreign exchange in South Africa?

Who can deal in foreign exchange in South Africa?

If you’re preparing for your emigration from South Africa, one of the most important things to consider is how you plan on moving your money out of South Africa once you’ve left. Any international move brings with it a range of financial considerations and...

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!...

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