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How high is the cost of living in the UK?

How high is the cost of living in the UK?

One of the first things you have to do before you move abroad is consider the cost of living in the country you are moving to. While your proposed salary might look great on paper, you need to consider how far it goes in terms of covering your monthly expenses in...

Discover your local Brisbane South African shop for biltong and more!

Discover your local Brisbane South African shop for biltong and more!

If you are sitting in Brisbane and craving the taste of South Africa, then you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to travel far to enjoy all your favourite flavours from home, including biltong, rusks and marmite. So head down to your local South African Shop...

New skilled regional visa routes to Australia

New skilled regional visa routes to Australia

If you are planning to immigrate to Australia in the future, you’ll be very interested to know that Australia is launching two new skilled regional routes in 2019 that will pave the way for more South Africans heading down under. The new skilled regional visas open up...

The richest sports stars from South Africa

The richest sports stars from South Africa

South African sports stars are famous around the world for their prowess on the sport’s field and their general sportsmanship. Not surprisingly, our sports stars have also done well financially. In this article we discuss our richest South African sports stars.  ...

Financial emigration: What it involves

Financial emigration: What it involves

Many South African expats leave South Africa with their minds firmly focussed on their overseas opportunities – whether they are leaving to explore the world or are starting a new job abroad. It is only once they are settled in their new country and have spent a few...

The most loved bookstores in South Africa

The most loved bookstores in South Africa

Despite the rise of Amazon Kindles and e-books, bookstores in South Africa are still flourishing. These days, South African bookstores are not just places for exploring the world of books, but also include coffee shops, making them ideal meeting places with their...

Word Power: How well do you know your insects?

Word Power: How well do you know your insects?

Love them or hate them, insects are vitally important to the continued health of our ecosystem. South Africa is home to a wide diversity of insects. If you think you know everything about South African insects, take this proudly South African quiz and see how well you...

What is an address in South Africa?

What is an address in South Africa?

If you have relatives in South Africa and want to send them a letter or a parcel, it is important you know their address. All addresses in South Africa contain a postcode, which is one of the most important parts of the address according to the South African National...

Women will be on the moon by 2024

Women will be on the moon by 2024

It is predicted that within a couple of decades, commercial space exploration, and lunar expeditions in particular, might be as commonplace as a photographic safari to East Africa. In fact, NASA has announced that they have plans to put the first woman on the moon by...

World Cup Rugby 2019: Springbok Squad

World Cup Rugby 2019: Springbok Squad

The wait is over for South Africa’s rugby fans anxious to hear coach Rassie Erasmus announce the final Springbok Squad for the Rugby World Cup 2019, which is taking place in Japan from 20 September to 2 November. The announcement of the Springbok Squad was made on the...

Born in South Africa, big abroad

Born in South Africa, big abroad

As we know, South African immigrants are not just content to move abroad quietly – many of them make their presence felt in their new countries for all the right reasons. It’s why South Africans back home are so proud of South Africans abroad, watching them take key...

What’s on your bucket list for mindfulness?

What’s on your bucket list for mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the simple technique of paying full attention to your current experiences including what’s happening to you and where you are. It sounds really simple, but many of us become so engrossed with our thoughts that we lose touch with our body and our current...

Dog breeds that don’t shed (too much)

Dog breeds that don’t shed (too much)

If you have recently moved abroad and are planning on adding a puppy to your family, you might like to consider one of the hypoallergenic dog breeds that are renowned for not shedding too much. Dog hair is a problem for many animal owners, especially if they have...

The Chernobyl disaster might have created a paradise

The Chernobyl disaster might have created a paradise

On April 26 1986, a truly devastating event took place at a nuclear power plant called Chernobyl on the Pripyat River, 70 miles north of Kiev. The Chernobyl Disaster involved a reactor catching fire, blowing up and spilling radiation across the northern hemisphere,...

The South African’s Guide to: Relocating to Canada

The South African’s Guide to: Relocating to Canada

When most South Africans think of moving, they usually think of Australia or New Zealand. While both are attractive in their own way, Canada is fast becoming the top choice destination for South Africans looking to spread their wings in search of new opportunities....

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