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Things every soon-to-be expat needs to know about relocating

Moving to another county is undoubtedly one of life’s biggest adventures, but it can also be a terrifying one if you are heading to a place where you don’t know anyone. Emigrating from South Africa is a huge chore. There’s nothing walk-in-the-park about it, so it’s...

Relocating to a new country post lockdowns

Emigrating after lockdown Every year there’s a “global shift”. Millions of people move from one country to another, in search of greener pastures, to reunite with family, or to expose themselves to new things. The immigration landscape looks quite different this year,...

Peppermint crisp doughnuts

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s bursting with South African style and flavour, the peppermint crisp doughnut is your “guy”. Okay, it’s not a guy; it’s just a doughnut, but it’s a peppermint crisp doughnut! Do you get any more South African than that? South...

Expat Tax Matters: The South African Foreign Income Exemption

In 2019 it was reported that an estimated 25,000 South Africans were emigrating from the country annually, using their job skills to fund their new expat lives abroad. After the year that was 2020 (global pandemic with a side order of local legislative amendments),...

What Does it Mean to Be Proudly South African?

South Africa’s history has been alive with challenges that have seemed somewhat insurmountable over the years. Our political past is not only unique, but one of the scariest. And yet, South Africans still seem to come out on top, shining…smiling. With such a...

Rooibos Stewed Apple Crumble

Let’s take a moment to think of two much-loved South African treats, that when combined create a delectable dessert that’s great whether it’s served hot or cold. All South Africans know all about apple crumble and Ouma rusks…now let’s put them together with another...

Recognising South Africa

When you think of some of your favourite movies and series, you probably never even stop to think that some of them might have been filmed and produced in the South Africa, do you? Well, the reality is that several international films have been created on our very own...

South African Christmas Lamb Roast

When you think of a truly traditional South African Christmas feast, what comes to mind? Roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes, cinnamon and sugar butternut chunks, caramelized onion gravy, and the obligatory (yet still very tasty) mound of peas, right? Yep, Christmas...

Famous South African Chefs

From average South African homes, complete with Sunday lunches and afternoon braais, great South African chefs have been born. These chefs have tantalized our taste buds, got us trying our own hand at some great dishes, and had us glued to our seats as we watched...

Ostrich Burger Recipes

Today’s focus is Ostrich meat… In the18th Century Ostriches were hunted for their feathers, which just happened to be highly fashionable in woman’s clothing ranges. Nothing spelled ooh-la-la fashion more than a perfectly placed and proudly worn Ostrich feather. The...

Springbok Potjie

Springbok meat is uniquely South African. The word “springbok” makes most South Africans think of the national rugby team, but today we are actually focusing on the game meat that’s oh-so-loved by every South African in the country (and out). Springbok, being venison...

Matthew Mole

When you think of South African music, what comes to mind? For many, it’s Afrikaans music, but what about the other talent musicians gracing both the local and international stage? What about names such as Matthew Mole? As far as famous South Africans go, Matthew Mole...

The Impact of COVID-19 on South African Rugby

COVID-19 seems to have wreaked havoc on worldwide economies and brought international sports to its knees. South African Rugby didn’t get away unscathed and as the pandemic swirls its way through the country and infections soar, it appears that Rugby is South Africa...

Jody Schekter: A Blast from the Past

If you hear the name Jody Schekter, do you know who he is? The thing about Jody Schekter is that the world knows who he is and if you’re a South African expat and F1 fan, you’re bound to bump into some new friends and colleagues that utter his name. So, who is he,...

Bobotie Meatballs: For the Modern South African Expat

What is one of the most “South African” dishes you can think of? For most people, bobotie comes to mind instantly. Over the years, bobotie has been a staple in the average South African household, but if you’re living abroad, you probably never even hear the word...

Die Heuwels Fantasties

Moving to another country means exposure to an entirely new broad set of music, doesn’t it? No more turning on the radio to 5fm or Jacaranda FM and hearing your favourite local singers and bands take to the stage and tantalize your eardrums. Now you’ll have to find a...

Gary Player: Legendary South African Golf Player

Gary Player aka Black Night is not a new name to the born and bred South Africa! Gary Player is known to most of the country as an outstanding golf player, but the reality is that he is an international legend too! If you don’t quite remember who Gary is, here’s a...

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