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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From the Drakensberg to the Jungfrau slopes:- A story of a beginner world traveller!

From a WhatsApp message in December to boarding the aircraft in March … from the Drakensberg to the Alps! My first tour overseas was really an eye-opener; something that showed me how small my world really is. And how I only thought that I was informed. It was an experience of learning how much there […]
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Finding Expat Schools In New Zealand

Many expat families opt to place their children in one of New Zealand’s excellent public or private schools. There are more than 20 schools in New Zealand, most in the Auckland area, that offer an International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Some are private and some are state-sponsored. More than a dozen schools offer the Primary Years […]
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SA Mother has 2 children taken by New Zealand Authorities – Urgent review for New-Born Baby to Be Returned to Its Parents

A 5 day old baby taken from its parents at North Shore Hospital in Auckland two weeks ago by Ōranga Tamariki should be returned to its parents, says Author and Human Rights advocate Sue O’Callaghan. The mother who cannot be named for legal reasons is from Richards Bay in South Africa and moved to New […]
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Bekroonde en geliefde Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer, Ryk Hattingh oorlede

Ryk Hattingh, ’n bekroonde en geliefde Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer, is ná ’n massiewe hartaanval in Auckland, Nieu-Seeland, dood. Hy het in Julie 60 geword. Zirk van den Berg, medeskrywer en vriend, het gesê Hattingh het Donderdag teruggekom in Nieu-Seeland nadat hy ’n week in Suid-Afrika was vir die kykNET-Rapport-toekenningsgeleentheid, waar hy die prys vir fiksie gewen […]
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Bokke pak All Blacks met 3 veranderinge tydens Rugbykampioenskap-toets teen die All Blacks in Albany

Trevor Nyakane se snywond in sy gesig het genoegsaam herstel dat hy die Springbokke in Saterdag se Rugbykampioenskap-toets teen die All Blacks in Albany sal verteenwoordig. Onsekerheid het oor sy beskikbaarheid bestaan nadat hy die veld in die toets teen die Wallabies in Perth verlaat het. Hy moes agterna verskeie steke vir sy wond ontvang. […]
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I think I may be the worst SAFFA in the free world…

Actually, I’m not quite sure which expat South African I am.  I know I am not the bloke at the BBQ bashing bad ‘ol Zuma and recounting my home invasion with dramatic interludes and role play amongst intermittent gasps from first world friends who just came for the rugby game. I am most definitely not […]
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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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How to shop overseas and send stuff to South Africa with consolidated shipping from Postbox-Courier

Not only do South Africans often feel left out of the bounty of gadgets and modern products available to overseas consumers, but South African Expats (SAFFAs) overseas, also find it hard to find a decent reliable service to send gifts and stuff back home to friends and family. Fortunately, Postbox-Courier (PBC) has stepped in to […]
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Kiwi centre Shaun Treeby starts for Stormers against the Hurricanes in Wellington

Shaun Treeby will make his first start for the DHL Stormers against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday. Having made his Stormers debut off the bench against his former team, the Highlanders, in Dunedin last week, Treeby will wear the No 12 jersey at Westpac Stadium, having traded places with Dan Kriel. The only other […]
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