Cyril’s backers crack the Rand’s multi-month slump

With the two-horse ANC presidential race beginning to lean in favour of Cyril Ramaphosa, the market is starting to price in his victory and the Rand is firming up. This was compounded with the news that South Africa managed to dodge a bullet when Moody’s decided to postpone our credit rating downgrade until the political […]
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Haven for South Africans in Rotterdam

The Koningskerk in Rotterdam is a Dutch protestant church situated at the Koningshaven (King’s Harbour). All South Africans visiting South Holland or living there will feel at home in this Dutch congregation with its strong ties to South Africa. Rotterdam is Europe’s gateway to the world; therefore the Koningskerk is a haven for anyone visiting […]
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Europe – in or out?

The hectic Brexit debate All over the country, in restaurants, pubs, offices and trains, the in or out question is openly, eagerly and often anxiously discussed. There has been endless speculation about how a European exit would influence house prices, interest rates, the banking sector, security, immigration, the NHS, scientific research, the arts and even […]
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When does a tourist become a traveller?

To be a tourist is almost as bad as to be a terrorist, some smart people say. Tourists are eating, swallowing, consuming zombies who visit attractions and leave a place without understanding a thing about it. A traveller, on the other hand, will drink in the local culture like a connoisseur. Recently, I was a […]
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The Treaty of Waitangi gets Afrikaans translation!

A major event of great importance for South Africans and Afrikaans especially has occurred the previous weekend in New Zealand. New Zealand’s ground document, the Treaty of Waitangi, or the Tiriti o Waitangi, is now officially available in Afrikaans. In fact, it is now available in 30 more languages than the two (and English) that […]
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A HEAVY matter – what one should take along and what should be left behind

When travelling or migrating, one of the most difficult questions is what one should take along and what should be left behind. Sometimes emotions prevail and what you decide on, will be of little use when you eventually arrive at your destination. Windows and beds, for example, are not the same standard size all over […]
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Worldwide’s one-of-a-kind World Guide

Mrs Ball’s Chutney, Ouma rusks, All Gold tomato sauce, Rooibos, Niknaks, biltong and droëwors. These products are as proudly South African as Sarie Marais or a barn dance on a Saturday evening. World Wide’s World Guide is the place where you can shop around in your own area for truly South African products. Betsy’s South […]
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Starting your life in France

If you are one of the lucky ones moving to France, then this post is for you. The four-year anniversary of our move here will be coming up in November. I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by and how much I have learned (and am still learning). Living in a smaller town has […]
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