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Exchange rate

The South African exchange rate tends to fluctuate quite quickly and has done so over the past year. From the economy to unemployment, and now Covid-19, the value of our currency often seems more on the proverbial dip than on the upward rise! It's no wonder that South...

South African beer

The British drink theirs warm, Americans drink theirs ice-cold, and South Africans prefer theirs chilled, thank you very much! What are we talking about? Beer! It’s a well-known fact that saffas love their beer! Picture the scene: The crowd roars on TV, and Oupa...

Klippies and Coke gammon

Wow! Three words all South Africans love in one sentence, Klippies, Coke, and gammon. Who would have thought that such a combination would be so lekker? But is cooking gammon in Coke a South African recipe? You had better believe it! Klippies and Coke The British have...

History of Santa Claus and South African Christmas traditions

Can you hear the magic jingle of Christmas in the air? That’s right, Christmas is coming, so haul out the tinsel, untangle the fairy lights and drown that Christmas pudding in lashings of brandy! There’s something about Christmas that allows the inner child in all of...

Boerewors recipe

Boerewors, boerie, wors, or braai wors are the names given to one of the most iconic sausages in South African history. This South African food has been on the top of the favourite list for many years. Rewind to the days on the plaas when Ouma would whip up a batch of...

Remembering Theuns Jordaan

The lyrics of Theuns Jordaan’s song Beautiful in Beaufort Wes echoing through our homes in sweet remembrance of a proudly South African singer songwriter is enough to bring chills to our spines. Theuns needs no introduction to the South African music community and the...

Springbok rugby coach – Jacques Nienaber

Enter the spotlight, Jacques Nienaber? Yes, that Jacques Nienaber! With the South African rugby team claiming all the glory in the match against New Zealand on the 2nd of October 2021, all eyes are on the new Springbok rugby coach; Jacques Nienaber. What makes this...

My Kitchen Rules South Africa

If you’re a couch cook, like many South Africans are, you’re probably already well engrossed in the excitement of My Kitchen Rules South Africa! My Kitchen Rules or MKR is an exhilarating culinary show where contestants compete against each other for the much-coveted...

Chakalaka braaibroodjies

No matter where you reside on the globe, as a South African, your roots automatically search for traditional South African food that reminds you of home. It's a cultural thing, especially if that food incorporates our favourite method of cooking, the braai! As braai...

Explained: Tax relief vs tax refunds in South Africa

As a South African living and working abroad, it’s a good idea to know exactly what your tax status is so that you can be clear on your tax obligations and rights back home. This is because changes made to tax law through the Taxation Law Amendment Act in 2020 mean...

South African athletes and Tokyo games

Let us set the scene: the world's greatest athletes have been training for this moment their whole lives. They're set to compete against each other for glory and eternal bragging rights when suddenly the entire world comes to a halt. With the Covid-19 pandemic, life...

Kook & Geniet

Who and what is Kook en Geniet? The English translation is Cook and Enjoy. Originally an Afrikaans cookbook filled with South African dishes, it was published by S.J.A (Ina de Villiers) in 1951. South African publishers at the time did not think it was worth their...

De Vette Mossel

If you are looking for a traditional seafood restaurant, then De Vette Mossel is not for you. Traditional seafood restaurants come with fancy cutlery and tableware, unpronounceable wine lists, and heavy price tags. Often they are situated kilometers away from the sea,...

Expat matters: Emigrated from South Africa? What is your tax status?

If you thought you’d be able to leave the taxman behind in South Africa when you emigrated, you’re sadly mistaken. The South African Revenue Service still has an interest in South Africans around the world, with a particular focus on their worldwide earnings. South...

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