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Tear and share bread

Tear and share bread

There's something to be said about the gorgeous smell of freshly baked bread. It lingers in the air better than any expensive perfume, and it immediately makes your mouth salivate in anticipation of its crunchy yet soft texture spread with rich, thick butter. Bread...

Have you heard about the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020?

Have you heard about the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020?

With high levels of national cyber crime dominating the headlines in the last few years, the signing into law of the Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020 is a welcome step in protecting businesses and consumers from cyber criminals. Although the President has yet to give an...

13 Weird traditional dishes in South Africa

13 Weird traditional dishes in South Africa

Known for its many traditions and fabulous rainbow nation, South Africa is no stranger to the weird and wonderful. The many cultures that live on South African soil have shared and fused their colourful backgrounds and superbly unique traditions into the amazing...

Chutney mayo chicken mash balls – Halloween style!

Chutney mayo chicken mash balls – Halloween style!

Today, we’d like to bring you a Halloween-inspired recipe filled with the delicious taste of true South African food. If like many people, you believe that the origins of Halloween stem from America, you are forgiven for getting it wrong. After all, they have led the...

Afrikaans TV shows

Afrikaans TV shows

Some Afrikaans TV shows are South African institutions, aren’t they? Who doesn’t know Riaan Cruywagen? Okay, he was on the news, so it’s not quite the same as a series or soapy! But the fact remains, Afrikaans television has been a staple for so long in the country...

Peppermint crisp ice cream sandwiches

Peppermint crisp ice cream sandwiches

When the South African summer comes around, you need to have a selection of cooling-down mechanisms in place. It’s safe to say that this year is no different. Spring has sprung, but it already feels like a full-on summer in many parts of the country. The seasons are...

My children are emigrating – what now?

My children are emigrating – what now?

If your children are emigrating from South Africa, you might be feeling as if your entire world is falling apart. The good news is that the world is still there, and you can still connect to family, regardless of your child’s citizenship status. Keeping your South...

Exemption from tax of SA foreigners in the UK explained

Exemption from tax of SA foreigners in the UK explained

Tax legislation in South Africa regarding expats tends to be a little confusing. This confusion has resulted in expats seeking clarity on this topic by raising questions about what the tax legislation actually means. For example, some expats might want to examine the...

South African oxtail recipe

South African oxtail recipe

Oxtail stew is a traditional Lesothian cuisine dish, but that doesn’t mean that South Africans haven’t fully embraced it, putting their very own South African food twist on it. In South Africa, oxtail can be eaten as a stew or made simply as a meaty main to be paired...

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