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Rooibos tea poached pears

Are you ready for another look at some delectable South African food?  Let’s talk about fruit. A little too healthy for you? Okay, let’s talk about fruit as a dessert! Poached pears are at the top of many South African’s favourite foods list, and for good...

Shaleen Surtie-Richards

The 7th of June was a sad day for many South Africans hearing the news of Shaleen Surtie Richards’ death from unknown causes. Shaleen, who had an absolute zest for life, left a hole in the hearts of South Africans, young and old. Passing on at the age of 66, Shaleen...

The South African braaipie reimagined

Can you smell that? It’s a braai on the go! Or perhaps if you’re overseas, it’s a case of wishful thinking. One of the things many expats miss about home when they relocate is the typical South African braai. But just because you’re no longer in SA, it doesn’t mean...

Louis Oosthuizen

All South African’s eyes were glued to their screens watching Louis Oosthuizen in action in May 2021. After Louis Oosthuizen’s success on the golf course, he needs no real introduction to the average South African – or golfing enthusiasts across the globe, for that...

Tiramisu cheesecake – South African style

Calling all South Africans who happen to be cheesecake lovers too - this one is for you! If you love to spoil yourself with creamy treats, Tiramisu cheesecake is a perfect choice. Before we present you with our mouthwatering recipe, let’s briefly look at the origins...

FYI: Tax refunds for South African expats

As a South African living and working overseas, you may not be aware of the fact that you could qualify for a tax refund from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) which will allow you to claim back on tax you paid in South Africa. That’s right. You can get back...

Awesome animals: The great white shark

South Africa is home to many weird and wonderful creatures and the great white shark is one of our finest. Carcharodon carcharias is also known as the "white pointer" and it’s a type of large mackerel shark found in all major oceans, most notably in the waters off the...

Braaibroodjie with a twist: The braaiboat

Sitting around the braai, everyone assumes that the meat is the main event when in reality, it's the braaibroodjies. Not many people will admit it, but the braaibroodjies are secretly what they're there for at some braais. You know it's true! We've all hankered after...

Top undeniable benefits of living and working overseas

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about packing up and getting out of SA? Do you often sigh dreamily when thinking about a different life with a world of opportunity at your feet? “Getting out” is a term that many South Africans use in reference to leaving the...

Lorraine Loots

How many South African artists can you name without having to use Google for assistance? It’s an unfortunate fact that not many South Africans get to know who the country’s local shining creative stars are. It’s safe to say that South African artists don’t get enough...

How to make good old fashioned South African asynpoeding

Dying for a taste of home? If you teach your new friends and colleagues anything about your previous home country when you arrive on foreign shores, let it be a tasty South African dessert recipe. Let it be a good old fashioned South African Asynpoeding resep!...

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...

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