Perth Waterbike Adventures Matilda Bay - Proudly South African In Perth

Perth Waterbike Adventures

When it comes to things to do in Perth, the list can seem never ending. But now there’s an exciting new experience you need to add to your Perth bucket listriding a bike on the Swan River with Perth Waterbike Adventures.

Perth Waterbike Adventures has just launched (excuse the pun) at Matilda Bay on the banks of the beautiful Swan River. Owner Vicky Forbes has been hard at work for the last few months to bring this unique attraction to our city.

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Australian Foods You Need To Try When You Move Here - Proudly South African In Perth

Iconic Australian Foods You Need To Try

When you move to Australia, probably one of the first set of cultural experiences you’ll have is with food. With that in mind I’ve put together a list of 19 iconic Australian foods you need to try when you move down under.

When South Africans, Kiwis, and Aussies move to the UK, they often talk about the ‘Heathrow injection’. It’s the 5-10kgs that seem to appear suddenly out of nowhere around your body, and obviously has nothing to do with you eating all the new sweets, chocolates, ice-creams and other treats you’ve never seen before so of course just HAVE to try.

Australia has lots of brands and foods that as South Africans, we will recognize, but also have heaps of shiny new things we’ve not come across before.

My best advice would be try not to buy them all at the same time! Maybe limit yourself to one or two new treats in your regular food shop, otherwise you’re going to get an ‘Aussie injection’ for sure.

Here are some of what I think are the biggest and most iconic Australian foods you need to try when you move to Australia.

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South Africa’s Expat Tax 2020 - Proudly South African In Perth

What You Need To Know About South Africa’s Expat Tax In 2020

When it comes to South Africa’s expat tax coming into force on 1 March 2020, it can seem like a complete minefield of information. There are so many different companies giving different advice, and people sharing personal experiences or opinions (many of which are just opinions and not actual facts!).

With the upcoming South African tax changes for South Africans living overseas, it’s more important than ever to make sure that you’re doing the right thing when it comes to your tax affairs in South Africa and Australia (or wherever in the world you live).

Here are some of the key things that you need to know about South Africa’s expat tax in 2020.

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hidden spots in Perth

23 Amazing Hidden Spots In Perth

Perth has so many awesome things to do and places to go. But it’s also got heaps of hidden spots just waiting to be discovered too.

I’ve rounded up some of the most amazing hidden spots in Perth from a range of local bloggers and South Africans in Perth – so get out there and start exploring!

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What To Expect When You Write Your Australian Citizenship Test

What To Expect When You Write Your Australian Citizenship Test

If you’ve applied for citizenship recently, you might still be waiting to get your invitation to write your citizenship test. You’re likely also wondering what to expect when you write your Australian citizenship test.

Last year we were privileged to become Australian citizens. The whole process seemed to take forever thanks to the previous government’s decision to try and change the citizenship laws. Thankfully they were unsuccessful in the end, but it really did create a massive backlog for application processing.

By the time our test date came along I was super nervous! But in the end I didn’t need to be so I wanted to share our experience with you to try and put your mind at ease.

 

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Cafe Mojo Mundaring - Proudly South African In Perth

Cafe Mojo Mundaring

We recently spent a day up in the Perth Hills after being invited to visit a quirky South African owned cafe, Cafe Mojo, in Mundaring. Owner Jo is originally from Cape Town (but lived most of the time in Swellendam),  and her husband Ronald is from The Netherlands.

Jo grew up in South Africa till she was 21 and travelled for 10 years on a Private Motor yacht working as a chef for the rich and famous. Ronald has travelled around the world as a backpacker a couple of times, and loved it.

In 1990 Jo’s sister moved to Australia, her parents followed in 2003 and Jo followed in 2011 permanently after she met Ronald.

Café Mojo Mundaring was established in 2017 and extended by the Mundaring Wellness Centre in 2019 to make a complete business.

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