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Why timing is everything when emigrating from South Africa

Why timing is everything when emigrating from South Africa

If you are thinking about your upcoming relocation, now is the time to take a closer look at the tax and financial implications linked to emigrating from South Africa. On the very top of the list of things to consider when emigrating from South Africa should...

Top 5 South African dessert recipes you can make at home

Top 5 South African dessert recipes you can make at home

The best South African desserts If there’s one thing South Africans are crazy about, it’s their desserts. It’s not a braai or a Sunday lunch or a family gathering if it’s not topped off with a sweet treat. Everyone has fond memories of their mom’s peppermint crisp...

Recipes using Jelly Tots

Recipes using Jelly Tots

Put your diet on hold, forget about your waist-shrinking obsession and get ready to discover the best jelly tot treats you’ve ever had in your life. That’s not just a bold statement to make; it’s the truth! Who knew that a simple bag of jelly tots sweets could be...

News piece: South Africans emigrating swindled by shipping company

News piece: South Africans emigrating swindled by shipping company

Emigrating from South Africa Emigrating from South Africa is a big task. It’s a big task no matter what country you are in. It takes time, planning, and spans of money. For the average South African, saving the money to emigrate takes blood, sweat, and tears. And when...

How much does it really cost to immigrate to the UK?

How much does it really cost to immigrate to the UK?

Relocation to the UK Right now, thousands of South Africans are considering emigration from South Africa. In fact, it’s a big all-consuming thought on many people’s minds. On the top of the list of viable destinations for Saffas is none other than the UK, but what...

Carrying the lessons of Veganuary through the test of 2021

Carrying the lessons of Veganuary through the test of 2021

Whether you successfully completed Veganuary 2021, or you missed it entirely - it’s not too late to jump on the bandwagon and implement some more simple changes to make it a lifestyle and keep it up throughout the year. No, we’re not telling you that you have to go...

Home office organisation ideas, hacks & tips for a productive 2021

Home office organisation ideas, hacks & tips for a productive 2021

The 2021 work year is already in full swing. To avoid getting overwhelmed or side tracked, it’s a good idea to make your workspace the most productive it can be. This requires some smart organisation - so let’s take a look at some work office organisation hacks to get...

Tax Matters: South African Expat Tax Explained For 2021

Tax Matters: South African Expat Tax Explained For 2021

If you’ve recently moved abroad from South Africa for work, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind in 2021 as a resident living temporarily abroad: the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and expat tax. No longer is foreign income tax exempt back home,...

KWV Brandy Pudding

KWV Brandy Pudding

If you are a KWV brandy fan, you have probably never dreamt of wasting even a drop of it, but what if you were told that you could savour the very same flavour in a delectable dessert? Would you take a chance and offer up just a few shots to try it out? If you are...

Bobotie Samoosas

Bobotie Samoosas

Some say “samosa”, some say “samoosa”; either way, it’s a delicious snack every South African thoroughly enjoys. The thing about samoosas is that they’re ultimately versatile. They can be a snack, a meal, or even a dessert; it all depends on what you stuff them with!...

History of the Rand: When Did South Africa Change From Pounds to Rand?

History of the Rand: When Did South Africa Change From Pounds to Rand?

As a South African, just how much do you know about the history of the South African Rand? Most of us use our currency blindly, without giving much thought to South African currency history and if things could have been different if we never switched from the Pound to...

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