If you’re a South African living overseas you may well have already heard of Showmax. Think of it as the South African version of Netflix. You can watch some of your old favourites from South African TV as well as classic movies, but they also have award winning Afrikaans movies and documentaries.
Life In Perth
Have you ever wanted to start your own business but you don’t know where to start?
Are you a newcomer to Australia and have a cool business idea?
The Town of Victoria Park, the City of Canning and the City of Belmont are combining their efforts and hosting a FREE information session on Thursday 23 March featuring the 8 steps to starting a business from the Small Business Development Corporation.
A brand new South African music festival is coming to Australia – and its being held right here in Perth. Set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Swan Valley, Oor Die Water is going to showcase some of the best South African music and comedic talent.
The venue is the Belvoir Amphitheatre, which is on the Great Northern Highway and the festival is open to all ages, so if you want to bring the whole family you can.
Oor Die Water is being organised by a team including Juandre Bentley and there is no doubt that this is an adventurous project. While South African acts are no strangers to Australian shores, a concert on this scale has not been attempted before. The acts are big names including Francois Van Coke, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Nicholis Louw and Kurt Darren.
This year’s Fringe World Festival is already well underway in Perth. With hundreds of acts ranging from comedy, music, theatre, arts and cabaret, there is so much to see and do this year, it’s actually hard to pick and choose what to see.
I was so excited when I discovered this new Cape To Cairo when it opened (a good few years ago now!). It wasn’t far from our house and it had a cute little coffee shop to boot! What more could you want – stocking up on your favourite South African snacks and treats, while enjoying a cup of coffee and some peppermint crisp tart!
I remember walking into it the first time and thinking how much it reminded me of a proper Woolworths food store in South Africa.
We recently decided to have a day out in the Swan Valley with family who are visiting and popped into the Rose & Crown for lunch in Historic Guildford. It’s the oldest hotel in WA and the second oldest operating hotel in Australia so it’s a real historical little gem. We’d eaten there before in the Posh Convicts restaurant and thought the food and service was fabulous and were keen to return.
This time, we opted for a table outside in the garden with table service – there is a more casual section outside where you can order your food and drinks at the bar as well. We managed to grab one of the last tables of the day, having arrived just after 1pm without a booking and they managed to squeeze us in which was great.
After wanting to check out 3Sheets at Hillarys Boat Harbour for ages, we decided to try out their new addition to their already mammoth restaurant – 3Sheets Portside.
Situated to the side of the main 3Sheets restaurant, Portside is casual yet welcoming and trendy. Their set up is great, with tables, high bar style tables and comfy sofas scattered around the place. The outlook over the beach at Hillarys is fab too.
Every year Wine & Food Events WA host a variety of awesome events around Perth and UnWined in Subiaco is one of my favourites.
This year, I won tickets to attend from Willow Bridge Estate so a big thanks to them! Normally tickets start from $25 per person but this year there were a few upgraded ticket options as well.
It’s so easy these days to get hold of your favourite South African food and treats. In Perth we are lucky enough to have a South African shop within a few kilometres no matter where you live! But when it comes to some uniquely South African gifts or products, these can be a little harder to source.
Enter the newest online South African shop – Spaza.
There’s no denying that things are tough in WA these days. Gone are the days of easy to find jobs and high salaries being the norm. With the recent downturn in the mining and oil and gas industries, many households are tightening their belts, with redundancy being more common than most people would like.
If you’re feeling the pinch when it comes to spending, not just on luxuries but on the bare essentials too, here are 10 easy ways to save money and still enjoy a decent quality of life. Of course everyone’s circumstances are going to be vastly different, but hopefully there are some things on this list that might help you save the pennies (or cents really!).