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Springbok Potjie

Springbok meat is uniquely South African. The word “springbok” makes most South Africans think of the national rugby team, but today we are actually focusing on the game meat that’s oh-so-loved by every South African in the country (and out). Springbok, being venison...

The Impact of COVID-19 on South African Rugby

COVID-19 seems to have wreaked havoc on worldwide economies and brought international sports to its knees. South African Rugby didn’t get away unscathed and as the pandemic swirls its way through the country and infections soar, it appears that Rugby is South Africa...

Matthew Mole

When you think of South African music, what comes to mind? For many, it’s Afrikaans music, but what about the other talent musicians gracing both the local and international stage? What about names such as Matthew Mole? As far as famous South Africans go, Matthew Mole...

Jody Schekter: A Blast from the Past

If you hear the name Jody Schekter, do you know who he is? The thing about Jody Schekter is that the world knows who he is and if you’re a South African expat and F1 fan, you’re bound to bump into some new friends and colleagues that utter his name. So, who is he,...

Bobotie Meatballs: For the Modern South African Expat

What is one of the most “South African” dishes you can think of? For most people, bobotie comes to mind instantly. Over the years, bobotie has been a staple in the average South African household, but if you’re living abroad, you probably never even hear the word...

Die Heuwels Fantasties

Moving to another country means exposure to an entirely new broad set of music, doesn’t it? No more turning on the radio to 5fm or Jacaranda FM and hearing your favourite local singers and bands take to the stage and tantalize your eardrums. Now you’ll have to find a...

Gary Player: Legendary South African Golf Player

Gary Player aka Black Night is not a new name to the born and bred South Africa! Gary Player is known to most of the country as an outstanding golf player, but the reality is that he is an international legend too! If you don’t quite remember who Gary is, here’s a...

Rolene Strauss: Where is She Now?

Rolene Strauss is a name that hasn’t come up in the media too often of late. One has to wonder where in the world ex Miss South Africa and 2014 Miss World is, and what she is up to! Today we would like to give a shout out to our very own home grown, Rolene Strauss....

Sago Pudding recipe: the South African Way

Do you often have fond memories of Ouma dishing you up a bowl of warm sago pudding smothered in custard? Or perhaps she treated you to some cold sago topped with ice-cream and custard after a Sunday lunch feast? Sago pudding is not a foreign concept to the average...

South African Tax Refund: Claim tax back in South Africa

That is right, we said refund! It is not every day that you can access some extra cash, especially if you can claim it from the tax man. Assisting you with your journey towards your financial freedom, our passionate tax team can stand in the gap to represent you at...

Best Paptert Recipe

Who can resist a delicious paptert? Certainly not a born and bred South African, that’s for sure! In fact, if you take a paptert to a braai, put it on the table and turn around…by the time you turn back again, most of it will already be gone! And that’s the truth....

Ndlovu Youth Choir: They’ve Got Talent

It’s one of those feel good once-in-a-lifetime stories. The choir from rural Limpopo who sang their way into the Top 10 of America’s Got Talent Season 14, stealing the hearts of judges and audiences around the world. What was it about this tuneful ensemble that caught...

Get Your Mango Groove On

With a career that spans over three decades, there aren’t many South Africans that haven’t at some point in their lives grooved along to the music of the Afropop ensemble band, Mango Groove. Whether it was “Special Star” on the radio at a braai or “Dance Some More” at...

Mike Botha: Famous South African with Big Rocks

South Africa is famous for big, sparkling lumps of compressed coal. Ever since the first discovery in 1867 and the subsequent unearthing of the world’s largest (the Cullinan Diamond) in 1905, people have gone crazy for our diamonds, and Mike Botha is one such...

Instant Pot Bread Recipe

Nothing makes a person miss home than memories of good meals and delicious treats shared. Remember sinking your teeth into fresh, hot potbrood while sipping on a cup of coffee? Yup, that was probably before you packed up and moved abroad. Don’t worry though, just...

South African Shooters

Is it party time? Of course it is! Any time is a good time for shooters, friends, and some good music, right? If you’re planning a party, perhaps you want to incorporate some popular traditional South African shooters into the mix! Who can deny that flinging back a...

The Future Expat’s Guide To South African Exchange Control

South African exchange control regulations are there for a reason: to control the flow of money in and out of South Africa. These rules apply to every transaction that crosses our borders, no matter the value or who is involved. Our exchange control regulations are...

Boeresport: Staying Fit South African Style

Has the global lockdown got you couch-potato-ing your way through the days and weeks? Chances are that you have taken up permanent residence on your couch! If that’s the case, now is the perfect time to remember your roots and get actively involved in some high-energy...

Amanda Coetzer: Famous South African Tennis Player

With the world starved of sport and sporting events over the past few weeks and months, perhaps it’s time we gave a little time and attention to our sporting stars. Let’s give a throwback to a sporting pro that once wowed the country with her skill.  When it...

Bokkoms

To the South African snack enthusiast, they are known as “bokkoms”, but to the rest of South Africa they are known quite typically as the Southern or South African mullet. The Chelon Richardsonii, if you were to call it by its scientific name, is a small fish that’s...

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