National Heritage-Braai Day

The aim of The National Braai Day initiative is to position National Heritage Day as South Africa’s annual day of celebration.

The aim of The National Braai Day initiative is to position National Heritage Day as South Africa’s annual day of celebration. The call is on all South Africans to unite around fires, to share our heritage and wave the flag on 24 September every year.

The South African government has set this day aside for all South Africans to celebrate our rich heritage. Across all races, languages, region and religion, there is one common heritage we all love and share. It goes by various names, Chesa Nyama, Braai and Ukosa to name a few and although the approach differs there’s one constant; when we have something to celebrate, we all unite together behind a fire and prepare amazing feasts.

And that, in a nutshell is what Heritage day or National Braai day is all about. Below we share some thoughts of how this could save you some units on your electricity bill

Cook outdoors

But more than this, try and cook everything on the fire. You never know what you could learn when you’re doing this, and you would also be preparing your self for an instance where you would be forced to. Things you could cook over the fire besides meat include boiling potatoes and baking breads, even pizza etc.


Keep your food warm

There shouldn’t be a need to use the microwave to warm food. There’s cost effective ways this could be done. Build a separate station in close to proximity to dying coal embers that would keep your food warm. Make sure to put it in a fireproof container though. 

Keep yourself warm

You can use fires and coal embers in a control way to keep warm, if you decide to braai later this evening. Whether indoors (fireplace) or outdoors make sure you stock up on plenty of wood this heritage day.


With that said, we wish you a most enjoyable Heritage day with your friends and family and hope that you enjoy the memories and special moments that will be shared and long remembered!


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