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There is a rebrand on the horizon

It’s true! Cashkows.com is getting a new look. In two month’s time we will be launching our new brand. It’s out with the red cow, and in with the new as we take on a fresh and globally representative image. Why the new brand? Though we’ll always draw on the...

Recipe: South African pancakes (or pannekoek)

Are you a South African expat? Do you still remember the smell of pancakes at the church bazaar, carousel or school event? Can you remember the flipping of pans and taste of freshly made pancakes with delicious cinnamon sugar? If you do remember this fondly, or if...

Top up your Australian superannuation before the window closes

South African’s living in Australia will be very interested to know that new superannuation rules come into play on the 1st of July 2017. The non-concessional cap is dropping Non-concessional contributions are all contributions apart from the amount your employer...

Joost van der Westhuizen: Remembering the legend!

There is a lot we can learn from Joost van der Westhuizen’s spirit in facing personal adversities. For one, feeling sorry for ourselves and second-guessing our choices will lead nowhere; we should simply take the bull by the horns and make the absolute best of the...

World famous adventurer visits Hermanus

Heidi Hetzer is a 79-year old former rally driver, auto dealer and German celebrity who has been circumnavigating the globe for the past two years. During a stopover in Ballito Bay, Heidi met with cashkows.com CEO, Ryno Viljoen, who invited her to stay with his family...

South African expat? Transfer your wealth and you could win

The first month of 2017 is already on its head, and if you’re like most of us, you’re probably still scrambling to get all your ducks in a row. One of the biggest comedowns after the festive season is undoubtedly looking at all those bills and expenses piled up from...

South African favourite: How to make your own biltong

Biltong is a rich inheritance from our pioneering forefathers and is as traditionally South African as Boerewors, Braaivleis and Sunny Skies. Throughout the ages many different marinades have been lovingly concocted for slices of beef or venison and then hung out to...

Is jy platsak na Desember?

Wie wil nou die nuwejaar in wals met ʼn handjie vol pennies en ‘n snytjie droë brood? Ja, melodrama help dalk ook nie, maar vir diegene van ons wat geldjies bymekaar moet skraap vir uitrustings, uniforms, skryfbehoeftes en onderwysgelde kan Januarie maar ʼn lang maand...

Christmas Eggnog recipe

Looking for a great Eggnog recipe? Drink in the flavours of the East Indies with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg infused into custard milk with a tot of rum! Here is how you can make great tasting Eggnog yourself and share with your family and friends. Eggnog Ingredients...

Different ways Christmas is celebrated around the world

The South African diaspora lies scattered across time zones, hemispheres, country borders and oceans across the world. Though most South Africans migrate to areas with distinct expat representation, South African emigrants can be found throughout the globe. The most...

South African expats: you can fly home next Christmas

It’s Festive Season again. For most of us this means getting together with friends and family, enjoying good food and wine and talking about the good old days. But of course, if you’re far from home, the festive season may also make you feel gloomy and depressed as...

Expat focus: how your brain is fooling you out of emigration

Many South Africans struggle with the decision – leave or stay? Expat forums are chock-a-block with anxious members seeking advice and motivation for their decision to leave the country. Well, we’re here to tell you it’s okay – you are ready to go. It’s time to spread...

Hot weather Christmas food ideas

Mulled wine, mince pies or eggnog? Surely as South Africans we’ll all say: “Not in this heat!” (if you’re lucky enough to visit the sunny shores of South Africa during the Christmas season!) Let’s face it – the traditional European Christmas...

Famous South African: Francois Pienaar

The Rugby may have South Africans waving their fists in the air out of frustration at the moment, but while we’re busy debating the reasons behind the Springboks’ latest beatings, we may as well take a look at some of our “staatmakers” from the past. One such...

Book reviews: Samantha Ford

Decembers see many of us wipe the dust off our bookshelves for a bit of light or not-so-light reading – whether on the beach, or next to that fireplace. And as a South African you may be looking for something to warm away the nostalgia. Well, we’ve got just what...

Sporting calendar: November – December 2016

We are now heading into the last leg of the 2016 race, but although the year has turned on its head, there’s still loads of sporting entertainment to see us through to the new year. November 26: Rugby Union, England v Argentina, UK 26: Rugby Union, Scotland v Georgia,...

Your sporting calendar: October – November 2016

With only a few days left before we start a new year, you may be wondering what sporting entertainment is left to watch for the remainder of the 2016 year. Well you’ve come to the right place as there are a host of events to follow in the next month. Sport events in...

What you need to know about South Africa and Pravin Gordhan

That old saying, it never rains but it pours, certainly has overstayed its welcome in South Africa. Had it only rained, quite literally, one of our woes at least would have been mitigated, and the drought which has swindled our citizens of food and affordable basics...

Annual transfer limits – move your money now!

What are the annual transfer limits? There are two principal allowances available and it’s worth noting that exchange control permits spouses to move funds between each other for the purpose of applying a particular allowance. Single Discretionary Allowance (SDA) –...

Famous South African – Elon musk

Elon Musk has been named the new Steve Jobs – a visionary who will change the world and enhance our lives through applying himself to technological innovation. But although we are all aware of his South African blood, there are quite a few things we don’t know about...

Delicious recipe: lobster or “kreef”

Let’s cook lobster or “kreef” as we know it in this part of the world! The lobster (or kreef in Afrikaans) season will be open from 16 November 2016 for the South African public and we can’t wait for that first taste of fresh “kreef”. Here’s a...

Above board – how big data will enforce regulation

The economic world is in flux! Not only have we borne witness to a myriad of economic shakeups on South African soil, but we’ve seen a fair share of global challenges in the financial sector over the past few months; from Chinese stock market turbulence to widespread...

Sporting calendar: September – October 2016

With the Paralympics now behind us, you may be wondering what sporting entertainment is left to watch for the remainder of the year. Well you’ve come to the right place as there are a host of events to follow in the next month. September 24 – 25: Champions League of...

Remember to claim your money

As a South African living abroad, chances are you’ve paid more attention to starting your new life abroad than your financial affairs in your home country. You may have money due to you! Many South African expats deliberately ignore their financial affairs in South...

Famous South African – Wayde van Niekerk

South Africa’s golden boy and world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk, showed the world what we’re made of at the Rio Olympics this year. But what do we know about this amazing 24-year-old athlete? We’ll give you the low-down on Wayde van Niekerk. 10 things you didn’t...
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