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Three amigos adventure: Motorcycling through South Africa to Slovenia

Three amigos adventure: Motorcycling through South Africa to Slovenia

South Africans who love their motorbikes will be interested to know that three intrepid South Africans are not just content to bike around on their local roads, instead they are embarking on an epic journey to motorcycle through South Africa – all the way to Slovenia!...

View Cherry Blossoms around the world

View Cherry Blossoms around the world

It’s cherry blossom season and you don’t need to head to Japan to see a frothy display of cherry blossoms – even though this is the country usually on most people’s travel lists when it comes to seeing cherry blossoms. Here are some places where you can enjoy cherry...

An evolving project: The Euro

An evolving project: The Euro

As all travelers heading to Europe will know, the Euro is the universal currency across 19 EU countries, making things a lot easier if you are moving from one country to another. The Euro however, does far more than just making life easier for tourists. In this...

The South African’s Guide To: Relocating to New Zealand

The South African’s Guide To: Relocating to New Zealand

It’s no secret that New Zealand is an attractive immigration destination for South African families. Just ask the 5,000 South Africans that left for New Zealand in the 2017/18 financial year, and you’ll understand what drives them: the need to seek safety, security...

The modern features and changes of Facebook

The modern features and changes of Facebook

In case you haven’t noticed it, Facebook has a fresh new look and a whole lot of new Facebook features with a focus on creating private spaces, encouraging communities and even dating. To help you make sense of the new Facebook changes, we have put together a guide on...

7 Things about Family fun you have to experience it yourself

7 Things about Family fun you have to experience it yourself

With the northern hemisphere still enjoying the warm(ish) days of summer and the southern hemisphere heading towards warmer days, we thought we would put together some summer family activities to help you make the most of the long days of summer sunlight.  ...

You will never believe these truth of the new South African coins

You will never believe these truth of the new South African coins

You might be surprised to discover if you look in your wallet to see a R5 coin that you don’t recognise. That’s because the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has officially approved a number of new South African coins for 2019.   New South African Coins  ...

Childhood memories is bound to make an impact in your life

Childhood memories is bound to make an impact in your life

Memories formed during childhood have a profound effect on you during your entire life. There is much debate as to when childhood memories first start to form and remain ‘memorable’. However there is no doubt, that if these memories are happy ones, then your child has...

The South African’s Guide To: Relocating to Australia

The South African’s Guide To: Relocating to Australia

As all avid watchers of “Border Security: Australia’s Front Line” know, getting into Australia is impossible unless they want you there and you’ve complied with all their visa and entry requirements. This hasn’t lessened South African interest in Australia as an...

The top 15 most competitive countries that attract global talent

The top 15 most competitive countries that attract global talent

The 2019 global competitiveness index has been released, which assesses countries and cities regarding talent competitiveness and the future of work in these countries and cities. This year the report focused on entrepreneurial talent and how the nurturing of this...

South Africa’s visa reform welcomes more travellers

South Africa’s visa reform welcomes more travellers

With the announcement of the latest additions to South Africa’s list of visa-free countries, the Department of Home Affairs aims to not only ease visa access to South Africa for citizens of these countries, but also to assist South African Tourism in achieving their...

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