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Milk Tart Pancakes

Milk Tart Pancakes

Milk Tart and pancakes, both a large part of South African culture, are each delicious on their own and even better when put together. What makes both of these treats even more delectable (if that’s even possible) is a generous sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon powder....

Book lovers’ day!

Book lovers’ day!

You know that fresh paper-smell of a brand new book? Or the musty whiff of a rare first edition found tucked away at an antique book store? These smells and thoughts can evoke memories of our youth, when we read our favourite books or at least had more time to read....

Emigrating from South Africa to UK

Emigrating from South Africa to UK

It’s really no secret that a large chunk of South Africans leaving the country each year head to the UK. Living in the UK holds much draw for the average South African, for a number of reasons. In fact, the UK is not just alluring to the South African expat, but to...

Why do South Africans love the UK countryside?

Why do South Africans love the UK countryside?

If you have been thinking of immigrating to the UK, you have probably spent a bit of time trying to find out where the biggest South African expat communities are. It’s no real secret that SA expats love England’s countryside and that’s for good reason. The English...

Cremoratert

Cremoratert

Psst! Have you heard about Cremora? Let me tell you a little secret about Cremora, just in case you haven’t discovered it over the years. The thing you need to know is that it’s not just good for making your coffee the creamiest, tastiest beverage ever; it’s also...

Financial Emigration: Cost to financially emigrate from South Africa

Financial Emigration: Cost to financially emigrate from South Africa

Financial emigration is a big step. Like all of life’s big decisions, you’re going to want to think carefully about whether or not financial emigration is your best move. To ensure you’re making the right decision for the right reasons, it pays to know exactly what’s...

Why you would want to move to: Australia

Why you would want to move to: Australia

When you ask a soon-to-be South African expat where they are off to, the answer is typically one of three top places: Australia, New Zealand, or the UK. Today we are going to take a look at Aus with a quizzical approach to find out why South Africans love to immigrate...

Retirement annuity payout options South Africa: What’s the maximum?

Retirement annuity payout options South Africa: What’s the maximum?

Retirement annuities are fantastic long-term, tax-efficient savings vehicles designed to set you up for your golden years - but what happens if you no longer plan to retire in South Africa? What should you do if you’re living abroad with no intention of going home and...

Vis en Tjips – Hake and Chips

Vis en Tjips – Hake and Chips

If you thought that hake and chips is the meal of the Brits, think again. South Africans absolutely love their “vis en tjips” and it’s been that way for many years. While fish and chips have never been a staple in South Africa, every SA home has a great battered fish...

Fabulous Fynbos: Why Is It So Special?

Fabulous Fynbos: Why Is It So Special?

So much more than just pretty blooms, fynbos is a pretty big deal, environmentally speaking. Did you know that South Africa’s Western Cape is more botanically diverse than the richest tropical rainforest in South America? That’s right. Even more diverse than the...

Why You Would Want to Move to Canada

Why You Would Want to Move to Canada

Does it really come as a surprise that Canada is claiming South African expats as part of their community? Not really; when you consider that the Canada immigration requirements are minimal. If you would like to immigrate to Canada from South Africa, you probably...

Investment: Get a Golden Visa Into Greece

Investment: Get a Golden Visa Into Greece

If you’re considering your relocation options, and you’re planning on getting into another country on a golden visa ticket, Greece is the ideal emigration destination for many South Africans. Considered an affordable route into Europe and all the benefits that come...

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