On Saturday morning 4 September myself and Braai4Heritage ambassador Dan Nicholl will arrive at Heathrow airport in London for the UK leg of the Soutie Braai Outreach Program (the SBOP). As many know, Braai4Heritage is about creating an annual day of celebration for South Africa. But you know this because the media tells you about it. The beauty of the Braai4Heritage celebration is that it falls on a public holiday, National Heritage Day. But this is not the case in other countries, so sometimes its difficult to celebrate there, as 24 September might be in the middle of the week. And we all know the poor guys in London work long hours. But this year 24 September falls on a Friday. So there is more than enough time to braai. And that is why we are heading over to London this weekend. To go and drum up support and raise awareness for National Braai Day on 24 September.
From 12:00 on Saturday 4 September there will be a braai at Shaka Zulu restaurant in Camden. For 20 pounds you can eat as much braaivleis* as you want. And they will have beers on special as well. There will also be a big screen showing how the Springboks “pleiser die Wallabies”. (In the words of Francois Hougaard). If you are a South African, and you are in London, please come and join us. If you are not a South African, but always wished you were, come and join us as well, and pretend you are.
*Update. Shaka Zulu emailed us the final menu for the braai buffet on Saturday: Boerewors & chutney; Chicken Sosaties; Lamb chops; Rump steak with beer braaivleis basting sauce; Hot cheese & potato salad; Green leaf salad & mustard dressing; Grilled corn; Koeksisters