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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...

Make the most of Malva Pudding

Wherever you are living in the world, there is nothing more delicious on a cold winter’s night than tucking into a bowl of delicious Malva Pudding and custard. If you want to make it really authentic – order some Koo apricot jam from your local South African Shop and...

World Cup Rugby 2019: South Africa vs Italy

Italy and South Africa rugby union teams first met in 1995 and now 24 years later, South Africa will be playing Italy in the Rugby World Cup on the 4th of October at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture at 11.45am local time. This match will form part of...

South African Inheritances and Tax: What’s the Deal?

Right now you’re probably just a South African living abroad but because death is inevitable, you know that there’s the possibility of an inheritance back home in your future.  Another fact of life that is as inevitable as death? Taxes. So whether you’ve just...

Don Pedro – a uniquely South African dessert

The don pedro is a dessert that you enjoy through a straw and it has gained fame around the world. Everyone should have a South African recipe for a don pedro, so you can whip up a don pedro to enjoy – whether after a braai or a formal evening meal. It’s so versatile,...

James Small: Memories of a South African Springbok legend

The whole of South Africa reeled in shock on the 10th of July 2019, when the news was announced that James Small had passed away due to a heart attack at the age of just 50. As a charismatic member of the triumphant Rugby World Cup squad from 1995, James Small had a...

Top 7 South African Springbok rugby legends

When it comes to choosing famous South African rugby players who have formed part of the national Springbok squad, the list could go on and on as we have so many players who have more than proved their worth on the field. So please excuse us if your favourite player...

Bunny Chow Recipe

If you are ever looking up traditional South African meals, you are bound to arrive at a reference to Bunny Chow. Bunny Chow is a traditional Durban dish and its origins are as hotly debated as some its spicy ingredients. For more about this versatile delicious dish...

Famous South African: Remembering Johnny Clegg

Singer, songwriter, human rights activist, also known as “The White Zulu”… Johnny Clegg, one of South Africa’s most celebrated music artists. Sadly, he will no longer be able to entertain large crowds with his infectious music. His voice is still, but his music lives...

Is Summer picnics still relevant?

If you are living in the northern hemisphere and planning to enjoy the sunshine outdoors with a picnic, you might like to add a South African flavour to your outdoor meal with these picnic recipes for South African finger food. If you are living in South Africa, you...

US Open Tennis

If tennis is your thing, then you will be eagerly anticipating the US Open Tennis, which is taking place this year from 26 August – 8 September. To find out more about the US Open Tennis Tournament and why it’s such an anticipated event in the annual tennis calendar,...

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