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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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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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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Somewhere over the rainbow …

If there is one place on earth where all rainbows meet up, it will surely be in Keukenhof, the Netherlands. This former kitchen garden (hence the name) has since the 15th century developed into one of the foremost flower gardens in the world. With more than 7 million bulbs – of which just more than […]
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What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of China?

What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of China? Mega cities? Skyscrapers? Factories? Pollution? Human ant heaps? The abovementioned definitely count among the side effects that accompany the fastest industrial revolution in the history of mankind, and therefore China is to most people probably synonymous with this undesirable by-products of […]
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Camping adventures in Canada

We live in Prince George in British-Columbia, Canada. We have lived in Frobisher in Saskatchewan, Canada (45 km from Estevan and 20 km from the USA border of North Dakota) for six years after having moved to Canada at the end of February 2007. We like to camp if the opportunity presents itself and I’d […]
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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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Black Monday: SAFFAs who wear black should go out to buy SA products to support #StopFarmMurders

On Monday 30 October 2017 South Africans all over the world wore black to mourn the deaths of all the farmers who’ve been murdered. Just like every other South African I feel frustrated with the ongoing violence that South Africans of all races face daily. It is evil, brutal and unnecessary. I live here in the […]
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5 Solid Reasons Why Many South African Expats Are Returning Back

Though, most of the South African expats never return back to their homeland, however, in recent years, the numbers shot up of expats returning back to the South Africa. We have compiled 5 reasons that convince the expats to return to their homeland. 5 – Culture A lot of Saffas fail to adapt to the […]
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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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