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Different ways Christmas is celebrated around the world

The South African diaspora lies scattered across time zones, hemispheres, country borders and oceans across the world. Though most South Africans migrate to areas with distinct expat representation, South African emigrants can be found throughout the globe. The most...

South African expats: you can fly home next Christmas

It’s Festive Season again. For most of us this means getting together with friends and family, enjoying good food and wine and talking about the good old days. But of course, if you’re far from home, the festive season may also make you feel gloomy and depressed as...

Expat focus: how your brain is fooling you out of emigration

Many South Africans struggle with the decision – leave or stay? Expat forums are chock-a-block with anxious members seeking advice and motivation for their decision to leave the country. When one door closes… One of the greatest gifts to human intelligence is our...

Hot weather Christmas food ideas

Mulled wine, mince pies or eggnog? Surely as South Africans we'll all say: "Not in this heat!" (if you're lucky enough to visit the sunny shores of South Africa during the Christmas season!) Let’s face it – the traditional European Christmas menu doesn’t particularly...

Famous South African: Francois Pienaar

The Rugby may have South Africans waving their fists in the air out of frustration at the moment, but while we’re busy debating the reasons behind the Springboks’ latest beatings, we may as well take a look at some of our “staatmakers” from the past. One such...

Book reviews: Samantha Ford

Decembers see many of us wipe the dust off our bookshelves for a bit of light or not-so-light reading – whether on the beach, or next to that fireplace. And as a South African you may be looking for something to warm away the nostalgia. Well, we’ve got just what...

Sporting calendar: November – December 2016

We are now heading into the last leg of the 2016 race, but although the year has turned on its head, there’s still loads of sporting entertainment to see us through to the new year. November 26: Rugby Union, England v Argentina, UK 26: Rugby Union, Scotland v Georgia,...

Your sporting calendar: October – November 2016

With only a few days left before we start a new year, you may be wondering what sporting entertainment is left to watch for the remainder of the 2016 year. Well you’ve come to the right place as there are a host of events to follow in the next month. Sport events in...

What you need to know about South Africa and Pravin Gordhan

That old saying, it never rains but it pours, certainly has overstayed its welcome in South Africa. Had it only rained, quite literally, one of our woes at least would have been mitigated, and the drought which has swindled our citizens of food and affordable basics...

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 -...

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