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Milk tart with a twist – South African style

Milk tart with a twist – South African style

Who’s up for some milk tart? We know we are! But instead of going down the same old store-bought route, why not try to make it yourself? Better yet, why not try incorporating some delicious mandarin in it. You know home-baked goodness is always the best! Before you...

Myths & what to look out for when choosing an emigration partner

Myths & what to look out for when choosing an emigration partner

International work opportunities have increased with the post-Covid economic resurgence, and many skilled South Africans have become sought after abroad. If you’re planning to leave the country, it’s crucial that you know the ins and outs of tax emigration and how to...

The POPI Act: What does it mean for you?

The POPI Act: What does it mean for you?

There’s been a lot of song and dance about it in the past couple weeks, as we were all flooded with generic notifications on our WhatsApp groups when the Protection of Personal Information Act (aka POPI Act) came into effect on 1 July 2021. So, what is all the fuss...

Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Christmas came early this year - July 25th! While we usually wait expectantly for the year-end Christmas celebration, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t start the festive season right now. Appreciating the people you love and having a good party may be what you need...

Spicy Durban chicken curry

Spicy Durban chicken curry

Delicious spicy Durban chicken curry is a sure way to warm you up this winter. Recipes out there are aplenty, but if you’ve never tucked into an authentic Durban curry that you’ve made, now’s the best time to give this Durban curry recipe a try. With this spicy aroma...

Have you heard about FinGlobal’s revamped Refer & Earn program?

Have you heard about FinGlobal’s revamped Refer & Earn program?

Since 2009 we’ve been helping South Africans abroad to access and transfer their funds out of South Africa. We’ve helped more than 68,000 clients in 108 countries with their international money moves, and we’re only getting warmed up! That’s why we need your help in...

South African home remedies – Boereraad

South African home remedies – Boereraad

We’ve all been there. And by there, we mean scratching through the medicine cabinet in the middle of the night because you have an unexplained rash, a killer sore throat, or a headache that’s crippling you. And when you don’t find what you’re after, there’s only one...

What’s so special about the South African Karoo?

What’s so special about the South African Karoo?

If you’re looking for a magical semi-desert space to unwind, relax, and explore, the Karoo South Africa or Little Karoo South Africa, should come instantly to mind. There’s something undeniably magical about the Karoo, and if you haven’t been there, it’s time to plan...

What can you do with chakalaka?

What can you do with chakalaka?

If you head overseas and ask for chakalaka at a local restaurant, prepare to get a few quizzical looks. Chakalaka is one of those proudly South African dishes that you’ll probably struggle to find anywhere else in the world. If you look it up, you will find that...

Vaccine passports could leave South Africa behind

Vaccine passports could leave South Africa behind

It’s hard not to think about the state of the world at present. Some countries are forging ahead with their economic recovery plans, while others are fighting the third wave of COVID-19. While all of this happens, there’s talk of people being denied global travel...

Money matters: digital currency in the works for South Africa?

Money matters: digital currency in the works for South Africa?

The South African Reserve Bank recently confirmed that they are investigating the possibility of launching a “digital rand” and that this research should be complete sometime next year. A rising global trend, backed by a central bank, digital currencies are a form of...

Rib braai recipe

Rib braai recipe

Succulent ribs on the braai, what could be better after a long week in the office? So, pull out the braai, weber, grill or even if you call it the BBQ and get ready for some delicious grub! The secret is to keep things simple and hassle-free, and there is nothing...

Which countries are best for unskilled immigrants?

Which countries are best for unskilled immigrants?

When you think about emigration, you often read that countries warmly welcome immigrants who are highly skilled and have something to offer the country in terms of education and expertise. What if you’re keen to emigrate from South Africa as an unskilled worker? Or...

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