Life in the UK Test – proving your knowledge of life in the UK

The Life in the UK Test is part of the KoLL requirement – Knowledge of Language and Life in the UK. Persons who want to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or British Citizenship have to fulfil this KoLL requirement. The Life in the UK test is thus the one part of […]
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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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Celebrating the life of Diana, Princess of Wales

I visited Kensington Palace on 25 May 2017 to view the new dress exhibition “Diana: Her Fashion Story – The definitive dress exhibition”. I recognised all the dresses and it reaffirmed what an impact Princess Diana made even on me – living in South Africa at that time. It was wonderful to see these dresses […]
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Belgium invites Catalans to claim asylum, but not Boers and Afrikaners, who are also being oppressed and persecuted?

A Belgian minister has said “Catalan people who feel politically threatened can ask for asylum in Belgium. That includes President Puigdemont. This is 100 percent legal,” Theo Francken, the state secretary for asylum and migration, told public broadcaster VRT late on Saturday. Catalonia’s president (now in exile), Carles Puigdemont, says he’s not seeking asylum in Belgium, after fleeing […]
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How to emigrate to the UK by studying at a UK University

UK universities are recognised as some of the best in the world, albeit very liberal, meaning graduates are in high-demand in the local job market. What’s more, if you study in the UK on a Tier 4 (General) student visa, it’s far easier to get a job in the UK and switch to a Tier […]
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EXPAT HERITAGE DAY FAMILY BRING AND BRAAI, UK

EVENT DETAILS & LOCATION Event Date 24-Sep-2017 11:30 Location Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon, London SW19 7HX, UK Say Howzit on the 24th of September cause it’s HERITAGE DAY! Please join us for a day of South African culture in Wimbledon Park ?? And hopefully enjoy one of the last few days of with a lekker bring […]
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REVEALED: The five things people miss most when living abroad

WE can all be forgiven moments of retrospection, maybe even doubt, after we have made the decision to shift our lives overseas. Whether you are missing family, missing friends, or yearning for some Heinz Baked Beans, there are bound to be things you miss about life back home. But what are the things most commonly […]
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What you need to know about a tax-free savings income.

The allowance means that the first £1,000 interest on savings income for basic rate taxpayers (taxable income up to £33,500) is tax-free. For higher-rate taxpayers (taxable income up to £150,000) the PSA is £500. Anyone earning over £150,000 does not benefit from the new PSA. In addition, any taxpayers whose total taxable income is less […]
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Full-Day Guided Private Port Isaac, Padstow and Tintagel Tour from Devon: Including a visit to Chough’s Bakery Cornish Pasty

A luxury private guided one day tour visiting the best of North Cornwall Wander through bustling Padstow, fishing port and food haven, Port Isaac, setting of the BBC TV series Doc Martin and Tintagel, with its dramatic castle home of the legendary Kind Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Book Now Highlights Flexibility […]
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Campanile Milton Keynes – Fenny Stratford – One of our top picks for 2-star hotels in Milton Keynes!

Located in southern Milton Keynes, Campanile Milton Keynes – Fenny Stratford features an on-site bar and restaurant, and offers modern rooms with on-site private parking free of charge. The property has access to the M1 and lies a 10-minute drive from the centre of Milton Keynes. Each room comes with flat-screen satellite TV and tea […]
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