The time is right for New Zealand and Australia to exclude South Africa and form their own Southern Hemisphere rugby competition.Former All Black and Crusaders flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens, writing a column on the Stuff.co.nz website says the difference i... Read more
In Gauteng and Free State the people love their 'Pap en Vleis' in the Cape they love their 'Braaibroodjies'. I do think that everybody loves Roosterkoek! I would like to share a tip with you. If you are making your own dough, or buying readymade doug... Read more
There are alarming reports that the five-decade-old 128-metre-high Kariba Dam wall on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia could collapse. In such an event hundreds of thousands of lives will be in danger as millions of megatons of water wou... Read more
Here's my favourite dish for all seasons, Minced Beef with rice, which is also a very popular one-dish-meal for those lazy evenings when you're hungry but do not have the energy to make dinner. You may add salt and pepper if you wish, I found that th... Read more
You've loved the thrill of life abroad, but there's just something about home that you just can't beat. If you are looking at heading back, there's a little more to it than just moving into the same old neighbourhood and picking up where you left off... Read more
How can it ever be justified to spend R3million of tax payers' money in order to bring a murder suspect to South Africa. Why rent a chartered private Gulfstream jet to fly Shrien Dewani to South Africa and treat him like a celeb if a passenger flight... Read more
While Oscar Pistorius was tearfully playing the sympathy card in court, another person who will be blaming blacks for the murder of his loving partner was being escorted to Heathrow to face justice in South Africa.After a lengthy extradition battle, ... Read more
Looking for a real winner Milk Tart recipe that is easy? My best friend Miemie's mother, Kotie Bester, was a South African 'Boere tannie' that baked for Agricultural shows and most of the time came first with this legendary Milk Tart. It is lip... Read more
More than two thirds of young South Africans feels President Jacob Zuma should step down over the Nkandla scandal.The survey was conducted one week after the release of the Public Protector's report on Nkandla by consumer insights company Pondering P... Read more
There are times when we do not comment. We merely give the information to our South African expat readers for them to judge for themselves.The background - Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille (pictured) wrote an open letter to the African National Cong... Read more
This is the perfect house for South Africa – especially to keep those unwanted "guests" out. Not he mother in law or the pesty neighbour, no those ones who believes the people who pay taxes should also share the rest of their belongings with those wh... Read more
How much will the International Rugby Board (IRB) pay for referees' personal protection while in South Africa? This is something they will seriously need to consider after the IRB decided to allow controversial French referee, Romain Poite, to take c... Read more
As 'n man nou so bietjie dieper in die bottel gekyk het as wat die plan was kan daar snaakse dinge in die kop aangaan. Verskillende motoriese en basiese dink funksies word beinvloed en die volgende lys som dit sommer lekker op.
President Jacob Zuma's controversial compound at Nkandla in Kwazulu-Natal will be turned into a Zulu Theme Park open to the paying public.Government officials confirmed the new Nkandla Zulu World will be turned into a reconstruction of a nineteenth-c... Read more
The claim that 98% of property owners in Cape Town are 'white and Jewish' is not new. It was made last year by the leader of the African National Congress in South Africa's Western Cape Province, Marius Fransman.
Africa Check, the website that disti... Read more
Finish your meal on a sweet note with this quick and easy most delicious yummy desert ever! The filling is surrounded with awesome flavours that will make this a favourite for anyone who loves a sweet desert. One word, AWESOME!
Leading Lady, a film by South African born filmmakers, now in post-production and due for international release shortly. In the movie local talent Bok van Blerk and Brümilda van Rensburg rubs shoulders with well-known Irish actress, Katie McGrath (Dr... Read more
Learn to speak Seffrican!
Wikipedia defines language as ‘a system of visual, auditory or tactile symbols of communication and the rules used to manipulate them’. Let’s apply this to South Africa, where there are eleven official languages, incidentally making us the number two in the world for most languages spoken. A census conducted in 2001 named our top four:
This is a great favourite with all kids and some adults too. Maybe you remember your Mom or Granny making this and dividing it between your brothers and sisters? There was always a fight about how many your brothers or sisters had. Going through old recipes, long forgotten, I stumbled on this Fudge recipe, it brought back so many memories! It is so easy to make and this is the original recipe, no other one tastes like this Fudge.
South Africa's tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk will be in London next week to discuss reducing visa constraints, simplifying entry processes and developing policies that improve connectivity across borders as the world's Tourism Ministers meet at the annual UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers' Summit.
First it was the 'Zuma year' – when medical students had to pay their dues by working for next-to-nothing in South African state hospitals and clinics – courtesy of former Health Minister Nkosana Dlamini Zuma who introduced legislation to enforce a year's duty to the State.
Only 10,700 VEC10 forms have been submitted by Saffas abroad to vote in this year's general election. This does not reflect in any way the number of South Africans living abroad.You only have 8 days left to submit your VEC10 to be able to vote on 30 April – so let your fingers to the clicking before you can be part of the voting.
The Presidency on Sunday announced that President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his claim for damages against Avusa Media, publishers of The Sunday Times and editorial cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, aka "Zapiro".
Auntie Ina Paarman's illegitimate child is back in action: Piet Paarman has made a re-appearance on the Queen's Mud Patch and this time his authentic spices are better, fresher and with more kick than ever before.
Known for his pungent spices all over the Shetland Islands and Faroe Islands in the early 90s, old Piet had the island folk queuing for his hand grinded red meat, poultry and pork spices.