Street braai in west rekindles unique SA spirit

Heidi Harrer, Lydia, Lindie and Shaun Van Dyk.

Families from Eloffsdal and around Pretoria came in their numbers to enjoy a street braai in the west of the  city on Friday.

Rian van Heerden and the scenic drive show were among the guests who attended the event and entertained families as they were enjoying the street braai.

The Jacaranda FM street braai was held at the corner of  Casper Avenue and Eloff Street and started at 16:00 and ended late.

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Rian van Heerden, host of the award-winning breakfast show on Jakaranda FM, said the initiative was started a few weeks ago.

“The idea was to provide an opportunity for people to get together, to get to know their neighbours again to create a sense of common cause and unity again. It’s something that is so part of the South African culture, but, for some reason, we haven’t been doing it for years,” said Van Heerden.

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He said the aim of the street braai was to bring together South Africans irrespective of background or heritage.

“It is an evening of braaiing together, having a lekker kuier together, doing more of the things you love, with the people you love, to the tune of more music you love!”

Quintin Button was crowned the winner of the Jakaranda FM street braai.

 

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