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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...

Jock of the Bushveld & Puppy Day

Jock of the Bushveld & Puppy Day

Did you know that the 23rd of March is considered “Puppy Day” in many parts of the world? If you’re in a country that celebrates Puppy Day, or even if you are not, there’s a particular pup that hails from South Africa that’s worth talking about. And, even more...

Breaking Down the Budget Speech 2020: Emigration & Tax

Breaking Down the Budget Speech 2020: Emigration & Tax

In case you missed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s recent Budget Speech, we’ve scanned the media and delved behind the headlines to examine the tax impact on South Africans living and working abroad. Two important changes were announced by our National Treasury for...

St Patrick’s day in Ireland: What to do

St Patrick’s day in Ireland: What to do

If you have ventured off to Ireland to live, work, and play, you can expect to be confronted by one or two St Patrick’s Days along the way. As a South African living in Ireland, you should probably know that St Patrick’s Day 2020 is set to be a good one – are you...

The Ultimate Braaibroodjie is Here – Have You Tried It?

The Ultimate Braaibroodjie is Here – Have You Tried It?

The traditional South African braaibroodjie certainly deserves a few drum rolls, pom-pom shakes, whoops, and whistles as it enters the stage squarely in the spotlight. While the braaibroodjie will make no speeches of its own, many a long night around the fire has been...

South African card games expats love to play

South African card games expats love to play

As a South African, card games have undoubtedly been a big part of your life. When moving abroad, there’s the perfect opportunity to share your special love of card games with your new social circles. What could be better than bringing a little taste of home into your...

Public holidays Canada – How South African expats enjoy them

Public holidays Canada – How South African expats enjoy them

Canada is a country that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves. As a South African expat living and working in Canada, you are probably discovering all the things that make the country so unique and sought after. In general, Canada has a peaceful...

Expat Tax 2020:  Formal Emigration Is Not the Answer

Expat Tax 2020: Formal Emigration Is Not the Answer

The UK has Brexit, The USA has President Trump and South Africans have Expat tax 2020. These were hot topics over the past year and still is. South African ex-pats all over the globe are wondering how their income abroad will be taxed in the near future and how to...

Immigrating to the USA: How and why South Africans are doing it

Immigrating to the USA: How and why South Africans are doing it

The United States of America is rising in popularity as an immigration destination for South Africans as they leave the motherland in pursuit of a different lifestyle and better job opportunities. Data from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services show that around...

Traditional South African Vla Yskastert Recipe (melktert)

Traditional South African Vla Yskastert Recipe (melktert)

Let’s talk about South African custard tart. Are you really even a South African if the thought of a crispy sweet-crust pastry filled with creamy custard and sprinkled with cinnamon doesn’t get your mouth watering? Vla Yskastert or “melktert” as it is sometimes called...

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