And so, we come to the end of 2017…

I cannot believe 2017 is in the home straight! Apparently, the time is moving even faster (perception of course) due to the fact that we are spending so much time on electronic appliances and social media. I also think that it is making us less creative and patient seeing as one begins to struggle with […]
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Rand turbo-boosted in the wake of Ramaphosa win

The Rand enjoyed broad stability for most of last week and in fact gained on all of the G10 currencies leading up to the ANC elective conference over the weekend. The Ramaphosa result helped it kick on from Monday. The rally was aided in part by a weaker US Dollar, although it advanced far further […]
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2018 set to bring new (official) emigration record for South Africans leaving SA

Whilst the unofficial amount is undoubtedly far higher, a new official emigration record is being predicted for 2018. The experts say more South Africans are leaving than ever before. Why? Need they still ask? With so much going on in South Africa practically every day, South Africans are set to break their own emigration record […]
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My affair with the Countess from Sweden – Pieter de Lange

I have always had this boundless enthusiasm for exciting and interesting automobiles. I blame it on my Van der Vyver genes from my mother’s side. My dear granddad, Oupa Benjamin, had to look after a second-hand car dealership in Badplaas all these years ago when I was still a young boy and I was allowed […]
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The Eng Valley in Austria – Alana Bailey

The Eng Valley in Austria is an unspoilt, secluded piece of paradise, surrounded by the Alps. It can be reached via a toll road from Bavaria. To drive there is an experience in itself, with beautiful bridges, waterfalls and trees everywhere. A small community farms in the valley. There are signs of people migrating there […]
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Europe tour: Denmark – Phillip Grobler

Our first stop on our European tour was Denmark. This place is really amazing! It is clean, filled with fresh air and everything works! For the first part we stayed at our friend’s family. It was a lovely time and we enjoyed the countryside. For the last part we visited Copenhagen and spent two days […]
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Russia students see future for Afrikaans

“Afrikaans is a beautiful and emotional language. It is very unfair that it is being suppressed in South Africa.” These are the words of Valentina Kim (22), one of six Russian students who study Afrikaans as first and second additional language at the Lomonosov Moscow State University’s Institute for Asian and African Languages. The student […]
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South African Expats (SAFFAs) with Kids Take Six Months to Settle but it Makes Families Closer

Despite the benefits of raising a family abroad, parents and children alike take time to settle into their new life. However, the challenge can bring families closer together, according to new data. Almost half of expat parents say their children take longer than six months to feel at home in their new country, with 25% […]
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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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