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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Three days alone in Paris: the dos and don’ts

If you (like I did) thought that Paris welcomes you with the soft sound of accordion music and the smell of fresh croissants, think again! Yes, Paris is a charming and unique city with world-renowned monuments, historic paintings and intimate little restaurants, but at the same time it is a jumble of tourists, pedlars and […]
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It is almost weekend and time for your favourite festive treats for Christmas

Blink, it’s almost Christmas! Seriously, I can’t even believe that another year has passed. It has been such an eventful year and time of my life. So much joy and hardship have been rolled into this year, but it is time to relax. Here is some recipes to sparkle up your Christmas, do it with […]
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Which countries provide free education at a university level?

Jacob Zuma will be leaving the ANC with one hell of a task to complete. The outgoing president is doing everything he can to ensure free education is made available to South African university students. His plans are controversial, to say the least. He hasn’t yet revealed the sources of funding for the project, which […]
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’n Koninklike, feestelike feesweek

Ons woon baie naby aan Hampton Court-paleis in Londen, die afgelope week het ons die BBC se Good Food’s Festive Feast van 8 tot 10 Desember bygewoon. Ons het ons kersvoorrade aangevul met bederfies wat deur vaklui geskep is – en net betyds vir Kersfees! Wonderlike geskenke vir kosliefhebeers! Ons het die vermaak geniet, asook […]
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Disguised remuneration settlement opportunity in the UK

The new measure will introduce a loan charge on disguised remuneration avoidance schemes that remain unpaid on 5 April 2019. These types of schemes (including contractor loans) are used by employers and individuals and seek to avoid paying income tax and NICs. This is usually done by utilising a loan or other payment from a […]
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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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South Africans involved in Commission probe of UK church

A group of South Africans have become involved in the shocking disappearance of R6-million over in the UK, TimesLive reports. This disappeared from the coffers of a UK church and its associated charity. The two-year investigation under the auspices of the British Charity Commission has caused a divide in the congregation. The key flashpoint currently […]
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Trailer alert: First look at ‘SuzelleDIY’ starring as a bridezilla in Tali’s Wedding Diary

ShowMax has just released the first trailer for their debut original series, Tali’s Wedding Diary, a mockumentary starring Julia Anastasopoulos (aka SuzelleDIY). Premiering on 14 December 2017, Tali’s Wedding Diary follows a self-obsessed Sandton princess (Julia) who’s moved to Cape Town and is filming the build-up to her wedding to her property-agent fiancé Darren (Anton […]
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WEEKEND THINKING: Don’t do as I say; do as I do …

Last week we visited the Palace of Westminster, or Houses of Parliament, where British politicians work and meet. Certainly one of the most famous must-sees of the beautiful old building is Big Ben, which of course is not the watch, but the clock. And old Ben is now in the process of undergoing a “facelift”. […]
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