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The cost of living in Canada

The cost of living in Canada

If you are planning to move to Canada, you are no doubt wondering about its cost of living and how it compares to South Africa. Your quality of life in Canada or any country is closely linked to its cost of living, so it’s essential you know how far your new salary...

Hertzoggies – the perfect anytime treat

Hertzoggies – the perfect anytime treat

Hertzoggies are one of the most delicious South African treats and a South African recipe for these scrumptious desserts is something you should definitely have in your recipe repertoire. They can be enjoyed at teatime and in school lunchboxes – or whenever you want...

Mouth-watering traditional South African goodies right here in the UK

Mouth-watering traditional South African goodies right here in the UK

Instead of asking your friends and relatives to pack some biltong and Ouma Rusks in their suitcases when they come over for a visit, you’ll be delighted to know you can find all your favourite South African treats and flavours at your local South African Shop. Not...

Do You Have Unclaimed Policies in South Africa?

Do You Have Unclaimed Policies in South Africa?

A recent Business Insider article revealed that there is currently more than R17 billion in unclaimed or forgotten unit trusts and policies in South Africa. That’s a lot of unclaimed policies! Imagine sitting in your new hometown and discovering that you’ve got...

Cost of living in New Zealand vs South Africa

Cost of living in New Zealand vs South Africa

If you are planning on moving to New Zealand, it’s important you understand what the cost of living in New Zealand equates to in terms of the lifestyle your salary will afford you. Many people make the mistake when emigrating abroad, of converting their new salary to...

Eat Sum More South African food in Canada

Eat Sum More South African food in Canada

Canada is a wonderful country to live in – but for South Africans it’s very far away from family, friends and food! If you are craving the local flavours of South Africa and are wondering where you can buy biltong, then you’ll be delighted to know there is a South...

Get ready for the Rugby World Cup 2019

Get ready for the Rugby World Cup 2019

The Rugby World Cup 2019 is just around the corner and everyone is gearing up as the countdown to #RWC2019 starts gathering momentum. The Rugby World Cup match schedule has recently been announced and fans are starting to prepare to either be in Japan to watch the...

Peppermint Crisp Tart

Peppermint Crisp Tart

Peppermint Crisp Tart is a uniquely South African dessert using the beloved South African Peppermint Crisp and is adored by children and adults alike. Its ingredients make it more of a ‘sweet’ than a dessert, but it is the perfect dessert after a braai, especially if...

The cost of living in Australia

The cost of living in Australia

Australia has recently become known as an expensive country to live in – with a high cost of living quickly eating into your monthly salary. For South Africans planning to immigrate to Australia, the cost of living in Australia versus South Africa is essential to get...

Easy milk tart recipe

Easy milk tart recipe

Every South African family has inherited a milk tart recipe from their grandmothers and everyone proudly proclaims their milk tart or ‘melktert’ is the very best one around. In fact, milk tart competitions are often held, where judges select the local milk tart...

Bledie Lekker Biltong and it’s made in the USA!

Bledie Lekker Biltong and it’s made in the USA!

If you are tired of Big Mac burgers and traditional apple pie and craving the flavours of home, you’ll be delighted to discover you can easily shop for your South African biltong and more, all online in the USA. The South African Food Shop in the USA, with a typically...

The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at weddings

The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at weddings

Wedding traditions around the world differ according to local customs and history. Some are followed religiously, while others are regarded as quite outdated. However, if you are planning on getting married in the new country you have emigrated to, it’s a good idea to...

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