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Amarula peppermint crisp tart

The small plum-sized Amarula fruit is well known for its boozy properties; just ask your nearest elephant! Humans and elephants (the ones that live in the wilds of Africa) both agree that this tasty deciduous fruit is the culprit of many a sore head the next day. For...

Beer-braised lamb shanks and mieliepap – South African style

If you’re on the lookout for authentic South African food, you’ve got to add lamb shanks to your list. Our South African beer-braised lamb shanks and mieliepap recipe is the perfect comfort food for gloomy winter days, but it’s a crowd-pleaser any day of the week in...

Shining the light on South African designers

What comes to mind when you think of the world’s top designers? Paris fashion? New York catwalks? Fashionistas and design gurus of the century residing anywhere but in Africa, right? Well, think again! South African designers have been steadily climbing the ranks over...

What can South Africans living abroad do with their annuities?

If you’re a South African living overseas, it’s more than likely that your retirement annuity is one of the things you left behind when you relocated. You might now find yourself wondering what you can do with these savings - can you cash in your South African...

Mosbolletjies

Nothing reminds Saffas of home more than the smell of freshly baked mosbolletjies. The delectable aroma of freshly baked mosbolletjies infused with aniseed and topped with sweet castor sugar glaze is a favourite in every South African home. For Saffas living abroad,...

What will SARS do if I don’t want to tax emigrate right now?

South Africans earning abroad have been brought back into the tax net by the Taxation Laws Amendment Act of 2020. The effect of this legislative update is that South Africans working overseas can no longer enjoy full exemption on their foreign employment income and if...

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...

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