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Terrific Tipsy Tart: A Recipe You Can Count On

Terrific Tipsy Tart: A Recipe You Can Count On

South Africans love their brandy. South Africans also love their tarts. It only makes sense that our ancestors decided to put these two together and thus the Tipsy tart came to life during the 18th century. We all know and love this delectable dessert, whether you...

What Do South Africans Living Abroad Miss Most About Home?

What Do South Africans Living Abroad Miss Most About Home?

No matter where South Africans end up living abroad, there’s no place like the one they left behind. The clichés are clichéd because they’re so incredibly true: there really is no place like home. So, what do South Africans miss when they’re far from the land of their...

Do I have to pay Capital Gains Tax on my financial emigration?

Do I have to pay Capital Gains Tax on my financial emigration?

With impending changes to the Income Tax Act for South Africans living and working abroad (#ExpatTax2020), many are considering their options in the face of being taxed up to 45% on their worldwide income, after the first R1.25 million exemption. If you’re a South...

Can Pensioners Emigrate to Australia?

Can Pensioners Emigrate to Australia?

Australia might seem like an attractive retirement destination for would-be South African pensioners, but there’s a lot to think about before you pack up your life here and move down under. Emigrating to Australia over 45 might be challenging, but not impossible!...

Immigrating to Canada from South Africa: A Guide for South Africans

Immigrating to Canada from South Africa: A Guide for South Africans

It is estimated that there are around 50 000 South Africans living in Canada, with more than 5,765 people immigrating to Canada from South Africa between 2011 and 2016 alone. What makes Canada such an attractive destination for South Africans? Is it maple bacon,...

Best Potato Salad Recipes: The Side Dish Star of South African Braai

Best Potato Salad Recipes: The Side Dish Star of South African Braai

If you're a South African, it’s not a braai without potato salad, no matter what Tim Noakes has to say about carbs. When it comes to potatoes, South Africans are serious about their spuds! What is Potato Salad? In case you’ve been living under a culinary rock, ...

Have You Seen These Famous South African Movies?

Have You Seen These Famous South African Movies?

High quality, critically acclaimed movies. The South African film industry might not be as flashy or glamorous as Hollywood, but it’s still capable of putting out some pearlers. We’ve got no shortage of human talent in our country, and some of the most incredible land...

The South African Guide to Immigration & Working in the UK After Brexit

The South African Guide to Immigration & Working in the UK After Brexit

Brexit is a source of much anxiety and confusion for many European Union (EU) nationals in the United Kingdom (UK). Some South Africans have been lucky enough to enjoy dual citizenship and the benefits of an EU passport, which allowed them to live, study and work in...

South African Pension Fund Withdrawal Rules: Your Questions Answered

South African Pension Fund Withdrawal Rules: Your Questions Answered

Can I withdraw my pension fund? What are the rules around pension fund withdrawals in South Africa? Will I have to pay tax on my pension fund withdrawal? If you’ve got questions about how to withdraw money from your South African pension before the age of 55, we’ve...

Migration Guide 101: Immigrating to Portugal from South Africa

Migration Guide 101: Immigrating to Portugal from South Africa

With so many exciting opportunities for South Africans abroad, it can be tough choosing a destination if you’re thinking about leaving the country. Portugal is increasing in popularity as an immigration destination for South Africans because it’s a first world country...

Red Bush Tea? Yes, That’s Rooibos. Drink It Hot Or Cold!

Red Bush Tea? Yes, That’s Rooibos. Drink It Hot Or Cold!

A uniquely South African commodity, rooibos tea is one of those things that’s hard to explain to the uninitiated. Comforting and refreshing, rooibos tea can be enjoyed hot or cold and thanks to the green needle-like leaves of the rooibos plant being naturally...

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Old South African TV Adverts

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Old South African TV Adverts

Before the days of ad blockers and media streaming, we had television adverts and lots of them. Every 15 minutes or so, the sitcom or soapie we were watching would be interrupted by a 5-minute ad break, which we were forced to watch because there was no ‘skip advert’...

Ways to Transfer Money from South Africa to Australia

Ways to Transfer Money from South Africa to Australia

If you’re planning on immigrating to Australia, one of the things you’re going to have to think about is how you’re going to get your money out of South Africa and into Australia. South African residents are limited by the South African Reserve Bank as to how much...

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