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The global village

People move countries all the time. It is simply a part of life and we are no strangers to seeing non-natives living in a country they weren’t born in. The reasons are often unique and differ from person, but most commonly it is due to work, love, a bad association or experience, or perhaps just wanderlust and the search for walking on or creating a new path. Whatever the reasons may be, South African living abroad usually frequent visits, craving the heat of the African sun, its people or its food. The problem with this is traveling is expensive these days, and emptying your pockets for a fix of nostalgia is not always a viable option. Fortunately, technology is improving...

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5 must see places in South Africa

South Africa is a truly unique place, rich in culture, history and both natural and manmade beauty. Diverse wildlife traverse the mesmerizing plains and the people are some of the friendliest, most welcoming in the world.  While many South Africans forget or neglect what is available to them on their doorstep, many international travellers flock to see what Africa’s southern tip has on offer. Bull and Cleaver, with much difficulty, chose it’s 5 favourite places to see and visit. Cape Town Cape Town is arguably where it all started. A city build on shipping trade and a breathtaking mountain, Cape Town is like no place on earth. It is the cultural epicenter of Africa that attracts a plethora of different...

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5 most memorable South African sports moments

We’ve decided to choose our top 5 sporting moments in South African history. The reason being: most South Africans never watch a sporting event without an ample supply of biltong to go with the game. In other words, during the great sporting moments, the chances of biltong being wolfed down at that specific moment in time are pretty high. South Africans live and breathe sport, so it makes sense that there are plenty of great moments to choose from. Here’s our pick, in no specific order. Winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup The 1995 World Cup was a monumental occasion partly because it was the first major sporting event to take place in South Africa following the end of apartheid....

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Grass-fed beef versus grain-fed beef – What’s the difference?

If you’re a beef eater, you’ve probably had the grass vs grain debate with other beef eaters; if not, this article will explain to you the difference between the two and which one you should choose if given the choice – be it for health reasons or for taste. Grass-fed cows live an existence that is similar to experiences these animals have had for millions of years, before the dawn of agriculture. Farmers try to emulate the natural way cows were meant to eat and grow. They are allowed to wander around in large enclosures, eating grass and exercising their muscles. These cows live to be five or six years old, far longer than the 14 months of life the more...

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It's not even a cheat, but it tastes like one

In terms of its healthiness, biltong often gets a bad rap because it is grouped together with other snacks like chips or chocolate. The truth is biltong’s nutritional value far surpasses the aforementioned and grouping them together is just plain unfair. Before we tell you why biltong is a healthy snack, remember that moderation is the name of the game. Too much of anything is bad – by its very definition “too much” means, well, too much. Too much pasta; too much fruit – you get the picture. Depending on the cut, biltong can contain very little fat, so it is perfect for dieters looking for a lean protein to help cut back the pounds; and if you’re Banting any cut...

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