Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The "Braai"…Young Men's Activity!

The word braai (pronounced “bry”, rhyming with the word “cry”; plural braais) is Afrikaans for “barbecue” or “roast” and is a huge social custom in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It originated with the Afrikaner people, but has since been adopted by South Africans of many ethnic backgrounds.   When our YM in the branch planned an activity, of course the "braai" was part of it.  

They met on the Kowie River to start the fire.  Sometimes they use briquettes, but most often they go in to the "bush" and cut down trees for wood.  The more meat the merrier.  Often when they braai, you will find, chicken, beef, lamb, pork, and boerewors (a type of sausage).  Our boys chose chicken.

All along the Kowie river and at parks everywhere you will find these Braai pits.  They are well-worn from frequent use.  While the meat was cooking the YM played soccer along the banks of the Kowie.  Tide was down and it was perfect!

When the missionaries heard their was food, well of course they had to drop by!

From left to right is Sonwambile, Silindokuhle, Aphwie, Sinbongiseni, Nkosikona, and Sinalo.

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