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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...

Yes please, bring on the peppermint crisp!

With loads of traditional sweet delights South Africa has to offer, including milk tart and koeksisters to Cremora tart and delicious Don Pedro’s, the ‘anything-with-peppermint-crisp’ treats are still firm favourites! For most South Africans, the love for peppermint...

FinGlobal turns 1 and celebrates everything new!

It’s been one year since we rebranded as FinGlobal and it’s been an exciting year for us all. Our new branding strongly reflects our identity as one of South Africa’s leading financial emigration companies and we have gone from strength to strength with our new logo...

South Africans fly the sports flag high in July

It’s been an epic month for sport internationally and we are so proud of the sportsmen and women who flew our South African flag high. International winners Here are some of our sporting highlights: Moruti Mthalane won the IBF flyweight crown over Pakistan’s Muhammad...

H.S.H Princess Charlene of Monaco is our woman for August

August is Women’s Month in South Africa and although Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco is no longer living in South Africa, we believe that her heart is still in South Africa and that she inspires women around the world to make a difference. Patron of...

Guess what? It’s gin o’clock!

We’re in the middle of a gin renaissance with gin bars popping up all over the world, serving delicious and beautifully presented mixes. For the more sophisticated gin enthusiast there’s the option of the world’s most exclusive gin, Watenshi, officially...

What is your most delicious Afrikaans food word?

Afrikaans is a funny old language with many of its expressions taking on a very literal meaning.  “Lekker… braai… bakkie… nou-nou… sommer” is just some of the words only South Africans know and it’s not easy explaining the meaning to a foreigner!  When it comes to...

Springboks triumph over “unconfident” England

The Springboks have performed well with some amazing moments against England in the three-Test series that recently took place in South Africa. The first test took place in Johannesburg, where the Springboks triumphed with a 42-39 win over England. Most points scored...

Let’s be frank about Leon Schuster

Our spotlight this month is firmly focused on Leon Schuster with the upcoming release of his latest movie – Frank & Fearless. In true Schuster fashion this quirky comedy is filled with hilarious scenes and an exciting storyline that will keep you on the edge of...

Top Myths About Retirement Savings & South Africans Living Abroad

When it comes to exchange control and tax law, things can get confusing quickly. Especially when these laws change. That’s why we thought it would be useful to take a quick look at some of the misunderstandings, misapprehensions and myths that surround your retirement...

Matthew Mole makes us proud

Our famous spotlight this month is firmly focused on the internationally renowned singer/songwriter Matthew Mole from Fish Hoek, Cape Town. Matthew Mole made South African chart history by becoming the first local artist to enter the iTunes album chart at number one...

Milk tart ice cream recipe

Globally we are experiencing a new season - whether you look forward to winter nights in front of the fire or enjoying a hot day at the beach, the sound of ice cream is always a good idea! How about combining all your favorites: Ice-cream- YUM! Milktart- YUM! Marie...

Hedge your bets by investing abroad

South Africans invest money abroad for many reasons. The first reason is that SA expats residing abroad wish to withdraw their South African money and invest it in their new home country. For South Africans still living in the country, their reasons include spreading...

Boks gear up as Super Rugby takes a short break

Super Rugby is taking a short break as the attention moves towards the England 3-Test series as England tours South Africa in June. Seven new players have been selected by the English team for the battle against the Springboks. England will play South Africa in three...

Financial emigration – DIY or not

Expats leave South Africa for many reasons – to travel, to study, to explore new job opportunities abroad or to permanently relocate to a new country. If their move abroad becomes permanent, their thoughts turn to their investments in South Africa and the best way to...

Amarula malva pudding with rooibos custard recipe

What is not to love about Malva Pudding? This dessert has become such a firm South African favourite that it has stuck with us throughout the generations. Typically served warm with either custard or ice-cream, we’ve found a super fun twist on this classic - one...

Super Rugby update: Lions must continue to attack!

The Lions have definitely saved their best until last thrashing the Waratahs on Friday 20 April in Sydney with a 29-0 victory. This outshone the Bull’s triumph of 28-10 over the Rebels at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday 21 April and the Shark’s 27-14 nail-biting victory...

Tatjana Schoenmaker – SA’s new swimming sensation

South Africa recently took part in the Commonwealth Games in Australia and it was abundantly clear that South Africa has a new female swimmer who can slice through the water to victory – 20-year-old Tatjana Schoenmaker. Tatjana won South Africa’s fourth gold medal and...

Super Rugby: Egg-shaped balls and more

Have you ever considered why the rugby ball is egg-shaped in instead of round? Well, it all comes down to the fact that the original ball was made from a pig’s bladder, which was more spherical than round in shape. Prior to 1870, the rugby ball varied in size...

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