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Butternut Soup

Butternut Soup

As you search the internet for the perfect butternut soup recipe, has it ever crossed your mind where this delicious squash originates from? Chances are, you believe the humble butternut is traditional South African food, and many Saffas would agree with you! After...

Rice Krispie treats

Rice Krispie treats

Rice Krispies, or Rice Bubbles to the Aussies and New Zealanders, is a breakfast cereal made from rice and sugar paste. Cooked, dried, and toasted to perfection, this delicious cereal is a favourite amongst South Africans and fellow Rice Krispie connoisseurs...

Can you cash in your South African living annuity?

Can you cash in your South African living annuity?

As a South African planning for retirement, you’ve been diligently stashing cash into a pension, provident, preservation or retirement annuity fund for most of your working life. Buying a living annuity marks the transition from saving towards retirement to drawing...

Five important things to know about Double Tax Agreements

Five important things to know about Double Tax Agreements

Before 2020, South African tax residents could claim total exemption on their worldwide income, provided that they met the necessary legislative requirements. Today, South African tax residents can only claim tax exemption on the first R1.25 million earned abroad,...

Loaded pizza – Saffa style

Loaded pizza – Saffa style

South African food usually conjures up visions of bobotie, biltong and boerewors, and that’s just for starters. However, few people attribute a loaded pizza dripping with cheese as the food you would expect to find in sunny South Africa. They couldn’t be more wrong....

Valentine’s picnic

Valentine’s picnic

For many, it is hard to believe that we are already in the second month of the year, February! Haven't we only just emerged from the fog of Christmas shopping and overindulging in delicious treats? That said, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re not ready...

Chicken braai

Chicken braai

The warm summery weather in sunny South Africa means that the South African braai season is well underway. This means that many of us on this side of the equator are enjoying long sultry evenings around the braai, feasting on succulent treats cooked over the coals...

Online schooling South Africa

Online schooling South Africa

While the pandemic rages, life goes on – or does it? The virus has impacted schoolgoers worldwide, and it’s safe to say that education during the pandemic, especially in the first year, took a severe knock. Now, online schooling is changing all of that, and the best...

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