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The South African Municipal Elections 2016 – an overview

On 3 August 2016 South Africans will once again come together to vote for their municipal representatives in the municipal elections. Unfortunately South Africans living abroad aren’t eligible to vote in municipal elections, but that doesn’t mean they won’t cast an...

Your sporting calendar for July/August 2016

Welcome to your monthly finglobal.com sporting calendar! We’ve included important dates for your favourite sporting events around the globe. Remember to add these in your calendar so you don’t miss a thing. July 26: Sri Lanka v Australia test cricket, Sri Lanka 28 -...

Famous South African – Gugu Zulu

South Africans were shocked to learn of the passing of racing car driver Gugu Zulu’s death on Mandela Day. Zulu died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania as part of the Trek4Mandela initiative. But who was this famous South African and why is the country in...

The African Passport – how will visa-free travel work?

The African Union (AU) has launched its visa-free passport which will allow Africans to travel freely throughout the continent. But free and unchecked travel is not yet a reality, as the current passport will only be issued to heads of state, AU officials and selected...

Strawberry swirl cheesecake

So it's time for tennis fans to get ready and enjoy all the action of the 2016 Wimbledon Tournament which starts on 27 June. Ever since the oldest grand slams was first played in the leafy suburban corner of south-west London in 1877, the strawberry has had its place...

Famous South African – Jake White

Who is Jake White? He’s one of the most influential sports coaches and strategists in history. Not only has he coached the Brumbies, Sharks, Tongans and now Montepellier teams, but he played a pivotal role in the South African springbok and U-21 national teams –...

South African wine wins big

South African wine wins international award South Africans wowed the world once more when it was announced this June that we have the very best wine in the world. The Decanter World Wine Awards saw 16 000 entries from across the world compete for the coveted prize –...

Your sporting calendar for June/July 2016

Welcome to your monthly finglobal.com sporting calendar! We’ve included important dates for your favourite sporting events around the globe. Remember to add these in your calendar so you don’t miss a thing. June 27: Euro 2016 Football Match 7, France 27: Euro 2016...

What the Brexit vote means for South Africa

With the UK voting for a British exit out of the European Union, many South Africans are wondering how this move will affect them. We take a look at some of the possible scenarios following the UK’s referendum and how it could affect the UK, Global and South African...

18 June 2016: Father’s day

Father’s Day is celebrated all around the world, and in South Africa this year it is the 18th of June. Internationally, Father’s Day is the day when the most collect calls are made, which seems to illustrate the saying that children may move out of their parents’...

Famous South African – Thebe Ikalafeng

South Africans are good at many things, but not many are excellent at many things at once. Thebe Ikalafeng is one of the few who seems to excel at everything he touches. He is a global African brand and reputation architect, advisor and author, and he is taking the...

Economic focus: is your money safe in South Africa?

As if South Africa’s economy hadn't been dealt enough blows in the past few months, news that finance minister Pravin Gordhan and eight other officials face possible arrest seemed to be the final nail in our downgrade coffin. Although Gordhan is adamant that the...

Your sporting calendar for May/June 2016

Welcome to your monthly finglobal.com sporting calendar for May/June 2016. We’ve included important dates for your favourite sporting events around the globe. Remember to add these in your calendar so you don’t miss a thing. May 22 - 5 July: French Open Tennis, France...

South African recipe: crocodile carpaccio

This one is not for the faint-hearted! If you're a fan of gourmet venison, you'll be happy to know that crocodile meat is one of the most sustainable sources of wild food in South Africa. If there's one thing we have in abundance, it's crocodiles. You might need to do...

South African recipe – Bunny Chow

Ah, few things scream South Africa like a proudly South African bunny chow, courtesy of our fellow saffas in Durbs. This month’s recipe comes from Jan Braai.   Ingredients  (makes 4 quarter-loaf bunnies) 2 tots oil 1 onion (finely chopped) 1 tot masala (hot curry...

Mothers day: Sunday 8 May 2016

Sunday 8 May is Mother’s Day in South Africa, but although this is a South African holiday, it’s celebrated by South African expats across the globe. Since mothers are usually the ones doing the gifting and event planning, dads and children are often at a loss when it...

Famous South African – Gary Player

He’s been in the news again lately, and for what an amazing feat. At 80 years young, veteran golfer became the oldest golfer to hit a hole-in-one in a par three contest. The Black Knight, as he’s affectionately known, is also the most successful international golfer...

Your sporting calendar for April/May 2016

Welcome to your monthly finglobal.com sporting calendar! We’ve included important dates for your favourite sporting events around the globe. Remember to add these in your calendar so you don’t miss a thing. April 28 -  30: 2016 Asian Cup Table Tennis Tournament, UAE...

What the Panama Papers mean for you

It’s all over the news - a leak of over 11.5 million files from the fourth biggest offshore law firm in the world, Mossack Fonseca, has revealed at an unprecedented scale how individuals are stowing money away offshore by exploiting secretive tax regimes. This, of...

South African recipe: Sosaties

Nothing beats a lekker sosatie on the braai, whether your sosaties are accompanied by some wors, braaibroodjies or a lekker old school tamatie and onion salad - it doesn’t matter, because a sosatie goes great with anything. Ingredients 500g boned shoulder or leg of...

Family day – Easter Monday

Though Easter Monday has been celebrated for years and years, the name of the holiday was officially changed in 1995 to Family Day. The Monday follows the weekend after Good Friday, which means South Africans get a long weekend to spend with their families. We take a...

Famous South African – Robbie Brozin

Fast food franchises are usually focused on one thing - selling food. That’s it. But one South African brand has definitely pushed the envelope when it comes to brand positioning - and that brand is Nando’s. South Africans across the globe have all felt the appeal and...

Your sporting calendar for March/April 2016

Welcome to your monthly finglobal.com sporting calendar! We’ve included important dates for your favourite sporting events around the globe for March and April 2016. Remember to add these in your calendar so you don’t miss a thing. March 30: ICC World T20 Men’s Semi...

South Africa’s junk status – what you need to know

Even before Moody’s put South Africa on notice for a downgrade on March 9, analysts had been weighing in on the possible consequences for the South African economy. What does the future hold for South Africa? Is junk-status still on the cards, and if so, what will the...

SONA 2016 – key outtakes and impact on South Africa

The State of the Nation Address, including retorts from prominent opposition parties to President Jacob Zuma’s address, has been the subject of much debate over the last week. But what are the key outtakes from the address, and what does this mean for South Africans?...

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