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Annual transfer limits – move your money now!

What are the annual transfer limits? There are two principal allowances available and it’s worth noting that exchange control permits spouses to move funds between each other for the purpose of applying a particular allowance. Single Discretionary Allowance (SDA) –...

Famous South African – Elon musk

Elon Musk has been named the new Steve Jobs – a visionary who will change the world and enhance our lives through applying himself to technological innovation. But although we are all aware of his South African blood, there are quite a few things we don’t know about...

Delicious recipe: lobster or “kreef”

Let’s cook lobster or “kreef” as we know it in this part of the world! The lobster (or kreef in Afrikaans) season will be open from 16 November 2016 for the South African public and we can't wait for that first taste of fresh "kreef". Here's a few tips on handling and...

Above board – how big data will enforce regulation

The economic world is in flux! Not only have we borne witness to a myriad of economic shakeups on South African soil, but we’ve seen a fair share of global challenges in the financial sector over the past few months; from Chinese stock market turbulence to widespread...

Sporting calendar: September – October 2016

With the Paralympics now behind us, you may be wondering what sporting entertainment is left to watch for the remainder of the year. Well you’ve come to the right place as there are a host of events to follow in the next month. September 24 – 25: Champions League of...

Remember to claim your money

As a South African living abroad, chances are you’ve paid more attention to starting your new life abroad than your financial affairs in your home country. You may have money due to you! Many South African expats deliberately ignore their financial affairs in South...

Famous South African – Wayde van Niekerk

South Africa’s golden boy and world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk, showed the world what we’re made of at the Rio Olympics this year. But what do we know about this amazing 24-year-old athlete? We’ll give you the low-down on Wayde van Niekerk. 10 things you didn’t...

South African recipe: Beef Wellington

With South Africans celebrating National Braai Day in September there's no doubt that this month's recipe should include some meat on the fire!  Not that we need an excuse to braai but everything just tastes better on the braai and in this case, it’s the classic Beef...

South Africa at the Paralympics

With the Olympics in now at its end, you could feel a little deflated. After the tight contest, nail-biting action and surprise wins, it’s only natural that you’re left wanting more. Luckily, the games are not over yet. We are, or course, waiting anxiously for Team...

Effect of South Africa’s political climate on our economy

South Africa is bearing witness to a changing political climate, with many people seeing the results of the latest municipal elections as an indication of positive change. We’ve discussed possible repercussions of the elections before, although at the time it wasn’t...

Famous South African – Thuli Madonsela

Having served her non-renewable seven-year term as South Africa’s public protector, South Africans are wondering who will be next in line to fill the shoes of one of SA’s finest. So what do we know about this amazing woman who has taken such a non-negotiable stance on...

South African recipe: Melkkos

Here's something for the sweet tooth... Melkkos (milk food) is one of those South African heritage dishes that conjures up memories of family dinners around the kitchen table and the sweetness of childhood and is often passed down from a long line of grandparents and...

Sporting Calendar – Aug to Sept

Even though the Olympics are now done and dusted, we can still feel the excitement coursing through our veins – the spectator mindset is hard to shake. Luckily you’ve come to the right place – as we’ll give you an overview of all the sporting events around the globe...

Recipe: Rustic, chunky pea soup

Although most people are enjoying long sunny days, South Africans are taking on the chill of winter. This month's rustic, chunky pea soup is deliciously flavoursome and without a doubt, it's the smoked pork that adds the most flavour. This recipe makes a large...

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...

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