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Planning a Thai braai

Thai food and spices are popular across the world. Delicate and fragrant Thai spices can literally ‘spice’ up any meal and braais are no exception. Som Tam (a spicy papaya salad) is known for its spiciness, and is a famous example. But in fact, Thai food has five...

America – land of the free, and soon, you and your family

The USA is a huge place, and every state has its own unique charm; South Africans looking to immigrate to the US have a lot to choose from when it comes to settling down. As a country that’s structured on acquisition of wealth, it’s a great place to go if you’re...

Polo in the city

Polo, a game that is synonymous with England’s aristocracy, is alive and well in Australia with regular tournaments taking place throughout the year. Land Rover’s Polo in the City is an annual polo series that takes place in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide,...

Major world sporting events calendar

Most of us could describe a sport if asked. It might involve physical exertion of some kind – running, jumping, swimming – an element of competition, and a certain amount of blood, sweat and tears. Having this in mind, then it would be worth having a look at a list of...

Where to find Kook en Geniet

Kook en Geniet, also published in English as Cook and Enjoy It, is a famous South African recipe book written by Stoffelina (Ina) Johanna Adriana De Villiers who was born on the 24th of February 1919 and passed away on the 20th of December 2010. Today Kook en Geniet...

CJ Langenhoven we love

C.J. Langenhoven, South African author and writer of the words of Die Stem van Suid Africa is a much-loved South African icon. Born Cornelius Jacobus Langenhoven in August 1873, he published under the name CJ Langenhoven and was recognised as a South African poet who...

South Africans living abroad can vote in the 2019 elections

Good news! If you are living abroad, you won’t be left out in the cold when it comes to the South African elections this year. The International Electoral Commission (IEC) has confirmed that there is a special ‘overseas registration weekend 2019’ that is set for the...

When Does My Family Trust Terminate?

South African living abroad? Here’s what you need to know if you’re the beneficiary of a family trust. Family trusts are popular financial vehicles for parents to ensure their loved ones are cared for long after they’ve passed away. However, life has a way of changing...

Add a South African flavour to your expat Christmas

Christmas can be a challenging time for South African expats living abroad. If your family and friends are not with you and you haven’t yet had the chance to create your own network, it can be a lonely time as you hanker for that good old South African festive spirit....

Trevor Noah presents

Trevor Noah is arguably South Africa’s biggest celebrity and was named as one of “The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” by the Hollywood Reporter in both 2017 and 2018! Not only is he making waves and ruffling feathers on the USA’s Daily Show, his new comedy...

Fool-proof trifle tips for Christmas day

No Christmas is complete without a delicious trifle. Trifle is an English dessert usually made with fruit, a layer of sponge biscuits soaked in sherry, topped with custard, jelly and whipped cream. Some reports say that trifle cakes might be the origin of the modern...

Investing abroad? Expats, know your limits.

There’s a cap on the amount you’re allowed to move out of the country. Here’s what you need to know about your foreign investment allowance. What is the South African Foreign Investment Allowance? Exchange control regulations are the law that govern the flow of...

Classic South African Christmas recipes

Christmas is a wonderful time of year filled with festivity, fun, good cheer and of course wonderful food. It’s a time when you can release your inner child, unwrap surprise gifts and indulge in food that you normally wouldn’t during the rest of the year. Christmas in...

The World Rugby Series is truly one of Rugby Sevens

The 2018-19 World Rugby Seven Series also known as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is in its 20th year of rugby sevens tournaments for national men’s rugby sevens teams. World Rugby has been running the Sevens Series since 1999-2000 and this series, for the second...

How Iris Wilkinson can inspire your writing skills

Iris Guiver Wilkinson was a South African-born author who was recently commemorated by a Heritage Plaque in Wellington New Zealand. Iris was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on January 19, 1906, the second daughter of Edith Ellinor Butler, an Australian nurse who was...

How to make putu pap/krummelpap

Putu pap, or ‘pap’ is an old-time South African favourite dish and a welcome staple at almost every South African braai. It is also enjoyed as an alternative to rice or potatoes with many meals. Putu pap consists of a porridge made from maize (corn) meal and its name...

Halloween traditions from around the world

Halloween is one of the oldest traditions celebrated in many countries around the world. Usually celebrated on the 31st of October, it is a popular celebration enjoyed by young and old alike. Here are some of the ways expats around the world will be celebrating...

How Team Dimension Data is changing lives, one bicycle at a time.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is a World Tour South African cycling team that is sponsored by Dimension Data Holdings. The team rides for Qhubeka, a charity programme that is dedicated to supplying bicycles to people in need in Southern Africa. Team Dimension data...

Estate planning considerations for South African expats

When deciding to invest or keep assets in South Africa, no matter where in the world the investor is domiciled, it is vital that consideration is given to the practical implications associated with the death on the investor.  This includes the distribution of the...

Vetkoek: a snack that’s stood the test of time

Vetkoek, directly translates as ‘Fat Cake’ and refers to the method of frying this delightful, much-loved South African snack in oil. Today, vetkoek feature prominently in both Afrikaans and Zulu recipes. However, the history of these deep-fried dough balls goes back...

Jordy Smith is making waves internationally

Jordan (Jordy) Michael Smith is a South African professional surfer competing in the 2018 World Championship Tour, which is an elite competition consisting of the best 34 professional surfers competing in 11 events around the globe. The men’s prize money for winning a...

3 steps on the road to financial emigration

Many people get confused about the financial emigration journey and what it actually entails. Very simply, the financial emigration journey involves changing your financial status from South African resident to ‘non-resident with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)....

South Africa leads the way with the MeerKAT

After a decade in design and construction, South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology launched the MeerKAT radio telescope on 13 July 2018. Made up of 64 dishes, each 13.5m in diameter, the MeerKAT array is currently the world’s largest radio telescope. The...

What’s next in Rugby?

Despite the Lions coach, Swys de Bruin, hoping for a miracle when his team faced the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final in Christchurch, the South Africans did not manage to beat the defending champions and the Crusaders became the 2018 Super Rugby Champions for the...

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