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South African snacks

South African snacks

If there’s one thing all visitors comment on when visiting our stunning part of the world, it’s our love of snacks. Of course, our infamous impromptu get-togethers and lekker weekend kuiers with family and friends haven’t helped this observation. After all, what...

Expat Money Matters: Can I really move my money out of South Africa?

Expat Money Matters: Can I really move my money out of South Africa?

If you’re already living overseas, you’re probably making plans to complete your financial transition. If you’re still plotting your international relocation, it helps to know exactly how you’re going to get your money out of South Africa, and what the rules are...

Trout on the grill

Trout on the grill

While most braai recipes call for a massive selection of meat products, mostly beef, trout on the grill is just as popular and equally tasty! What could be better than fish on the braai when getting together with friends and family? Granted, steak on the braai is more...

Afrikaans abroad

Afrikaans abroad

Jislaaik, dis lekker om n bietjie Afrikaans oorsee te hoor, né? Okay, who are we kidding? Once you’ve jumped the proverbial ship and landed on foreign shores, the chances of hearing the Afrikaans language are very slim. And that’s kind of sad, don’t you think? You...

What is a Personalised Financial Emigration Plan™?

What is a Personalised Financial Emigration Plan™?

If you thought that relocating overseas was a simple matter of packing your bags and boxes, booking a flight and moving your family abroad, we’re here to break the news gently: there’s a lot more than mere logistics to consider! For instance, have you thought about...

Braai butter

Braai butter

When contemplating a braai, butter isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, after the steak, chops and boerewors, there’s usually a long list of braai sides, braai broodjies and braai puds that need deciding on before the butter is even contemplated!...

Travel tips Saffa style

Travel tips Saffa style

Have you finalised your emigration, or are you heading on a glorious holiday abroad? Perhaps you are ready to pack your bags and head off into the deep blue yonder, eager to discover something new? Whatever your situation, travelling abroad is exciting and equally...

South African custard squares

South African custard squares

Nothing tastes of home quite like lekker South African custard tart unless we consider the braai, of course! But that’s a little off the topic, and the chops and boerie probably wouldn’t taste as good covered in a glorious layer of Ultra Mel, or would they? Not sure...

How do I get my money out of South Africa via tax emigration?

How do I get my money out of South Africa via tax emigration?

You’ve probably heard by now that formal emigration is out and tax emigration is in. But what does this mean for getting your money out of South Africa? What does it mean for cashing in and withdrawing your retirement annuities and having the money transferred abroad?...

Upside-down braai bakes served 2 ways

Upside-down braai bakes served 2 ways

Easter is literally on the doorstep, friends and family are about to descend with a vengeance and suddenly, what to cook is the hottest topic of conversation! How did we get to this point in the year so quickly? Wasn’t it Christmas just last week? That’s the problem...

Bobotie pancake stack

Bobotie pancake stack

Few dishes are synonymous with traditional South African food than the regte egte bobotie. Okay, so maybe boerewors, biltong, pap and melktert provide strong competition, but a bobotie is still the ultimate in South African food! Besides, what says ‘welcome home’...

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