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What Does it Mean to Be Proudly South African?

South Africa’s history has been alive with challenges that have seemed somewhat insurmountable over the years. Our political past is not only unique, but one of the scariest. And yet, South Africans still seem to come out on top, shining…smiling. With such a...

Rooibos Stewed Apple Crumble

Let’s take a moment to think of two much-loved South African treats, that when combined create a delectable dessert that’s great whether it’s served hot or cold. All South Africans know all about apple crumble and Ouma rusks…now let’s put them together with another...

Recognising South Africa

When you think of some of your favourite movies and series, you probably never even stop to think that some of them might have been filmed and produced in the South Africa, do you? Well, the reality is that several international films have been created on our very own...

South African Christmas Lamb Roast

When you think of a truly traditional South African Christmas feast, what comes to mind? Roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes, cinnamon and sugar butternut chunks, caramelized onion gravy, and the obligatory (yet still very tasty) mound of peas, right? Yep, Christmas...

Famous South African Chefs

From average South African homes, complete with Sunday lunches and afternoon braais, great South African chefs have been born. These chefs have tantalized our taste buds, got us trying our own hand at some great dishes, and had us glued to our seats as we watched...

Ostrich Burger Recipes

Today’s focus is Ostrich meat… In the18th Century Ostriches were hunted for their feathers, which just happened to be highly fashionable in woman’s clothing ranges. Nothing spelled ooh-la-la fashion more than a perfectly placed and proudly worn Ostrich feather. The...

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....

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