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Hot cross bun anyone? 7 succulent recipes to tease your taste buds

From a bunny visit to exciting egg hunts, Easter holidays are celebrated in various ways around the world.  One of the firm favourites for South Africans across the world are enjoying freshly baked hot cross buns. There is lots of historical myths and traditions about...

Movie Review: Dis Koue Kos, Skat

Showmax is well known for bringing heart-warming South African dramas to the silver screen – movies which are enjoyed by South Africans both at home and abroad. This month they haven’t disappointed with the screening of Dis Koue Kos, Skat – a delicious romantic...

5 ways to use your nest egg wisely

For many people their ‘nest egg’ is their retirement annuity, which they have been saving for their entire lives. The term ‘nest egg’ originates from the United Kingdom and United States in the 1600s and refers to a large amount of money saved for the future, often...

South Africa’s budget is “tough but hopeful”

On the 16th of February, South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) to a South African public holding its breath, desperate for change. Ramaphosa used his speech to outline his key priorities – fighting...

Slimmed down Super Rugby 2018 looks set to wow the crowds

Super Rugby 2018 had kicked off and the new slimmed down format looks set to revitalise a game that has been criticised for becoming very predictable. The changes that have been implemented are expected to improve standards and increase competitiveness. A more...

South African animation team nominated for an Oscar!

Cape Town’s Triggerfish is an award-winning animation studio that has collaborated with Magic Light Pictures, a London-based independent production company, to create Revolting Rhymes – an adaption of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s classic book of unusual fairy tales....

Walking the walk: Erns Grundling receives acclaim for Elders

Erns Grundling is currently in the spotlight as his best-selling Afrikaans book titled Elders, about the Camino pilgrimage in Spain, forms the inspiration behind Elders: Die Camino a documentary series that launched on KykNET and Showmax during January 2018.   A...

Recipe: Leopard milk bread

It’s a new year but here’s one thing that will never change – the smell of freshly baked bread!  To put a South African twist to this age old favourite, why not try out the Leopard milk bread… purr … fection! Meow! Ingredients for leopard print bread For the bread...

Dean Elgar is batting for South Africa

We’re starting this year on a strong note with a focus on one of our dynamic famous South Africans who is making a name for himself on cricket fields across the world. Dean Elgar is a former test captain and a left-handed opening batsman and slow left-arm bowler who...

7 steps to sorting out your finances in 2018

The beginning of the year is the ideal time to create a plan for your finances. Whether you have recently relocated or are planning to do so in the future, financial planning and financial stability are essential elements to your long-term success. Here are 7...

15 delicious biltong flavoured food recipes

Christmas day is around the corner and the big question is:  What will we feast on this year?  Show-stopping turkey, festive gammon, mouth-watering trifle? …this list is endless! Why not make biltong the main ingredient of your Christmas feast – from biltong soup and...

Protect your South African assets from junk status!

One of the main reasons that South Africans give for leaving the country and emigrating abroad is concerns about the economy. Those that plan on staying in the country are also looking abroad to invest their savings in safer, more stable economies while continuing to...

7 ways to control your Christmas spending

The words control and Christmas don’t really go together – as many people woefully discover in early January when they look at their bank balances and their credit card totals. Often you’ll find you can’t even remember what you spent the money on – but there the proof...

A famous South African is ‘cooking up a storm’

It comes as no surprise to us that another South African has recently made international news! This time it is Chantel Dartnall, who has just been named the best female chef in the world. Chantel is the owner and head chef of Restaurant Mosaic in Elandsfontein near...

Famous South Africans: Robin Esrock takes on the world

Robin Esrock is renowned for being a global adventure, travel writer, TV producer and international TV personality and his fame all came to him by chance. Originally from Johannesburg, Esrock decided to immigrate to Vancouver, Canada in 1999. Here, despite plenty of...

South African Biltong Potjie recipe

South Africans love a good potjie, so we've taken matters one step further and added the ultimate ingredient treat to the recipe:  sliced biltong! It's a meal that's impossible to resist! How to make a South African Biltong Potjie: Serves: 8 - 10 Ingredients 30 ml (2...

Braai recipes – Lemonade and dessert

Imagine you could prepare all food on the braai? But wait – you can!   From pre-drinks, starters, mains, side dishes and dessert – it’s true.  Invite your friends for an ‘all-or-nothing’ braai experience – you’ll score serious bragging rights! Here’s some nice...

Hold onto your popcorn, it’s ‘die Waterfront’!

Showmax is bringing you a brand new thrilling star-studded family noir, set in the dark shadows of one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions – The V&A Waterfront. Mystery death and family rivalry The story is centred around the boat-building patriarch...

A South African woman makes history

Kristen McCann has made rowing history in South Africa by becoming the first local woman to win a world title in the sport. Kristen McCann entered the history books in Sarasota by speeding to gold in the women’s single sculls final at the 2017 World Rowing...

Financial emigration is becoming popular with SA expats

South Africa’s National Treasury’s proposal to double-tax SA expats abroad has increased the focus and interest on financial emigration. Financial emigration is a formal process whereby the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) changes an SA expat’s status from resident...

Recipe for Steak with Chilli Chimichurri – serve with roosterkoek

There's nothing better than a succulent steak on the braai. So, haul out the coals, light that fire and try out this succulent steak recipe with a twist… Steak and Chilli Chimichurri recipe Ingredients 4 x 200g Rib Eye or Rump Steaks 1 Tbsp Willow Creek Olive oil For...

Another South African enters the record books

South Africa’s very own Kevin Anderson entered the record books when he reached the US Open semi-finals after beating America’s Sam Querrey in their quarter-final battle. The last South African to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam was Wayne Ferreira at the 2003...

SA’s treasury proposes some relief to double taxation

There has been a huge outcry to South Africa’s National Treasury’s proposal to double-tax SA expats abroad. Tax experts have been urging the National Treasury to give careful consideration to the myriad of economic implications of repealing the provision that exempts...

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