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The Future Expat’s Guide To South African Exchange Control

South African exchange control regulations are there for a reason: to control the flow of money in and out of South Africa. These rules apply to every transaction that crosses our borders, no matter the value or who is involved. Our exchange control regulations are...

Boeresport: Staying Fit South African Style

Has the global lockdown got you couch-potato-ing your way through the days and weeks? Chances are that you have taken up permanent residence on your couch! If that’s the case, now is the perfect time to remember your roots and get actively involved in some high-energy...

Amanda Coetzer: Famous South African Tennis Player

With the world starved of sport and sporting events over the past few weeks and months, perhaps it’s time we gave a little time and attention to our sporting stars. Let’s give a throwback to a sporting pro that once wowed the country with her skill.  When it...

Bokkoms

To the South African snack enthusiast, they are known as “bokkoms”, but to the rest of South Africa they are known quite typically as the Southern or South African mullet. The Chelon Richardsonii, if you were to call it by its scientific name, is a small fish that’s...

The Best Springbok Captains Through History

Wherever you found yourself in the world on 2nd of November 2019, if you are a true South African, you probably beamed with pride as the Springboks brought glory to the country by winning the Rugby World Cup. The Springbok captains throughout the years have been known...

Melkkos

Long Sunday afternoons dragging on - with the kids riding their bikes and running around in the garden - followed by time around the kitchen table enjoying a big bowl of Melkkos as a family. This is a memory that most South Africans have in common. Some might say that...

Kitch Christie – The 1995 Springbok Coach

Who doesn’t like a little background history on South African rugby, right? If you’re the type to hog the remote and the couch when the game is on, you’re the type that will be interested in this… a look behind the scenes of SA rugby – and a closer look at the people...

How did Park Run in SA start – Bruce Fordyce

To anyone in the running community, Park Run and Bruce Fordyce need no real introduction. Bruce Fordyce is South Africa’s star ultra marathon and marathon athlete. He won the SA Comrades Marathon a record 9 times, and of course; started Park Run in the country. Yup,...

Copper Penny Carrot Salad Recipe

You probably do not give much thought to eating carrots until it comes to feasting on a sizable portion of grandma’s carrot side salad, right? That’s right; carrot salad is something that most South African’s have got a taste for. In fact, it is probably the only way...

Ryk Neethling Olympics Superstar in SA

In the lead up to the 2020 Olympic Games, it’s hard not to reminisce on the many wins that our country has seen through the Games in the past. South Africa has been mother to many sporting stars and the Olympics provide the perfect snapshot of the country’s sporting...

Oh, Hello! Lemon Meringue

There’s little more indulgent than lemon meringue. It’s a huge South African favourite! Whether it’s a lemon meringue cake, pie or tart you’re after - that sweet and sour sugar high is guaranteed to be an experience you’ll want to repeat….again and again...just one...

South African Rugby Players (International Clubs)

Many would think that winning the Rugby World Cup would be an amazing thing for South Africa – and it was – but in some ways, it’s been a bit of a curse; for South African rugby that is. As it turns out, 14 of the top country’s players aren’t refocusing their...

Famous South African: Ingrid Jonker

Have you ever given much thought to poets who are proudly South African? One name that comes to mind is Ingrid Jonker. Ingrid is a poet who, through her words and her ties to SA, reminds one just how important it is to stay true to their roots (or at least value...

Famous People From South Africa: Kimbal Musk

If his last name sounds familiar, it’s because, yes, he is related to Elon Musk. Although he’s the youngest brother, Kimbal Musk doesn’t stand in his older brother’s shadow, preferring to carve his own way in the world as much as possible, and since 2004 he’s made his...

Famous People from South Africa with Sporting Talents

One thing we’re certainly not short on in South Africa is sporting talent. We’ve got famous South African sportspeople by the bucket load! Let’s take a look at some of the most memorable and remarkable sports stars to wear our national colours with pride. Famous South...

South African desserts for the sweet tooth

When you look at the wide range of South African desserts, it’s easy to see that South Africans have a sweet tooth. Our South African desserts have been passed down from one generation to the next – just think of your grandmother’s Melktert (Milk Tart)recipe. To...

Know Your Limits: Transferring Money Out of South Africa

Ever wondered exactly how much money you can take out of South Africa every year? While there are limits to the amount of money that can be moved out of the country, citizens - whether living in South Africa or abroad - can still move up to R11 million annually using...

Breaking Barriers: Zozibini Tunzi Is Miss Universe 2019

It was the 68th annual Miss Universe pageant where our Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi became the next Miss Universe on the world stage in Atlanta. She now holds the title of Miss Universe and is the 3rd ever South African to win this prestigious appellation. Let’s...

A trifle recipe to get festive with!

Trifle is refreshing dessert usually enjoyed at Christmas time after your Christmas dinner. It’s so delicious – make a mental note to leave a space for it! There are many different trifle recipes and firm favourites are fruit trifle recipes and chocolate trifle...

South African Musician Koos Kombuis – Sounds Like Home

Who is Koos Kombuis? What’s his real name? Believe it or not, Koos Kombuis’ birth name is André le Roux du Toit. This famous South African musician, singer, songwriter and writer was born on 5 November 1954, gathering a fair amount of notoriety early on in life, as...

Memorable Moments in Springbok Rugby World Cup History

Every four years South Africans across the globe come together to don their green-and-gold and support the Springboks, hoping to cheer them on to win the final match of the Rugby World Cup.  No matter where we are or what we’re doing, for the 80 minutes that our...

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