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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On TUBE-OLOGY 101

The London underground (or the tube, as we plebs like to call it): Indispensable, yet detrimental to the soul. A parallel universe where only one rule applies: There are no rules. As a veteran of an estimated 7 000 journeys on this necessary evil, I have seen absolutely everything – and have gathered enough knowledge […]
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London Peaceful Protest for South African Farmers to Go Ahead

Date: Saturday 04 November 2017 Time: 10h30am to 12h30pm Location: Pavement outside the South African High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DP. A peaceful united protest – organised by South African expats in London – regarding the farm murders back home in SA, is to go ahead on Saturday 4 November 2017. The organisers say […]
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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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Five things you should never say to a South African – Unless you’re trying to annoy them

We’ve all been there – you meet someone for the first time and that moment they realise you’re South African, they suddenly start spouting random comments on your ethnicity, childhood, experiences or just ask the most annoying questions ever. Here are a few of the most common things people say that annoy South Africans. “Where […]
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A SAFFA AND THE U.K WEATHER

This story I dedicate to all the Saffas still coming to the U.K. Die Weer in die plek will be your no 1 topic of discussion, ok, listen nou ne!! julle moet sommer nou al verstaan voor jy op daai plane klim, die weer hier is nie soos in SA nie, this place can freeze […]
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The Sable International Cape Town Funny Festival in London

Event Details & Location Event Date 29-Sep-2017 19:00 Location Leicester Square Theatre The Cape Town Funny Festival in London, now in its 4th year will run for 3 nights at Leicester Square Theatre. Cape Town’s leading comedy stars, including Alan Committie, Marc Lottering, Dylan Skews, Mark Palmer and Daniel Mpilo Richards are on the line-up. […]
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Afrikaanse papegaai doen aanlyninkopies in Londen

Barry, ʼn African Grey wat in Londen woon en wat Afrikaans praat het onlangs aanlyninkopies gedoen sonder sy eienaars se wete. Barry se eienaar, Corienne Pretorius, was verbaas toe sy die e-pos kry wat ʼn bestelling op Amazon bevestig. Pretorius het by die huis gekom en gehoor hoe Barry met Alexa praat. Alexa is ʼn […]
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London Fashion Week Party

Starts in 2 days Fri 22 Sep 19:00 – Sat 23 Sep 03:00 JuJu 316-318 King’s Rd, Chelsea, SW3 5UH London We are thrilled to invite you to our next event at Juju Club, an exclusive venue in the heart of Chelsea. On this weekend London will be buzzing with many events across the city […]
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SAFFA Answers Your FAQs on the EEA Family Permit

There is often a lot of confusion about the EEA Family Permit. What is the EEA Family Permit? An EU citizen who takes up residence in the UK, in accordance with the EU regulations can bring his/her family with him/her. The family accompanying the EU citizen have to apply for the EEA Family Permit. This […]
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