South Africans tend to disagree on nearly everything. We bicker about the better rugby team – Bokke or All Blacks? Everyone has a different political opinion, and we can’t even agree on the best dop to enjoy on a Saturday afternoon. South Africans have simply made up their minds about certain things, and that is not likely to change overnight. We are a stubborn nation, and we seem to like it that way.
However, there is one… maybe two exceptions to this unspoken rule; We are all irritated with Eskom and weekends isn’t the same without a lekker braai!
South Africans use every occasion as an excuse to get together for a braai. Braaing is better than therapy; It takes the sting out of the draught and petrol prices spiking inland, and it even makes the fact that the All Blacks won the latest match a little more bearable. Any cause for celebration also calls for a tjoppie op die kole. We even celebrate the cat’s birthday with a braai, not to mention boetie or sussie’s first day at school.
Braaing is an extremely versatile pass time, and that might be one of the main reasons’ foreigners find this part of our South African culture so difficult to understand – Ag shame! We want to give a disclaimer to all the foreigners reading this blog: You might not find it funny, but we do! We have put together a couple of South African braai memes that are guaranteed to tickle any South African’s funny bone.