As the country celebrates Heritage Day today, a day we all celebrates the diversity of our cultures, the Miss SA top ten finalists have revealed what they will be doing to celebrate the special day.
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Today the smell of delicious braai meat will be permeated through various neighborhoods across the country accompanied by the prestigious #JerusalemaChallenge and traditional regalia’s to lighten the day with positivity and enticing activities.
Let’s find out what our beauty queens will be doing today.
1. Aphelele Mbiyo.
“Heritage Day speaks to identity, where we come from and what it means to be uniquely diverse in South Africa. The perfect meal for me would be pap and chakalaka with braaied chops which I would love to share with those outside my culture to experience our diversity,” she said.
2. Busisiwe Mmotla.
“I will be spending the day with family and friends and I am sure we will celebrate at home, A good pap served with braai meat, chakalaka and a cold drink. I would share it with my family and friends because we are such a diverse group. My family is made up of different tribes because of inter-marriage and that to me is amazing because when we are together, we are all just speaking in different languages and we are just trying out new foods from all over the country,” she said.
3. Chantelle Pretorius.
“When I think of a meal that takes me back to my childhood, I think of a lovely Sunday lunch around the table with family. To make the most of our gorgeous weather my perfect meal would most definitely be lamb chops, an interesting salad and a braaibroodjie,” she said.
4. Jordan van der Vyver
“I will go with my parents to my grandparents’ house and have a small lunch or dinner. Boerewors, pap en sous will do because it is proudly South African and unique to South Africa. You don’t get this meal anywhere else in the world! I would share it with my family on one of my grandparents’ stoeps.”
5. Karishma Ramde
“I will be in Durban and will be spending the day with my family. I am so excited to see them.” Speaking about what they will prepare she said, ” I would choose a mutton curry with melting potatoes and basmati rice. My mom Komla is the queen of curries and there is nothing that equates to that meal when she makes it. I would share it with my family and friends – it makes me so happy when people look forward to eating curries,” she said.
6. Lebogang Mahlangu
“I usually spend Heritage Day with my family. We have a big lunch and watch TV. I think this year will be extra special because we have not had a lot of time together as a family.” Speaking about her meal choice she said.
“It would have to be the traditional South African “several colours”, which is what home tastes like for me and I would share it with my family. (Several colours is a traditional South African meal that would include beef or chicken for the meat and a whole lot of different coloured sides such as rice, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, beetroot, cabbage, beans salad, morogu, chakalaka etc).”
7. Melissa Nayimuli
I’ve spent almost a month without seeing my dad and siblings, so I’ll definitely be going home to spend time with them and enjoying a hearty home cooked meal. I really love dombolo and stew, so I would love to have my mom’s dombolo and beef stew, and share it with my entire family,” she said.
8. Natasha Joubert
I will probably spend the day with my family as we celebrate Heritage Day as “braaidag”. We usually put on a braai and we just have a lovely family day. Everyone is so busy with their work that time with the family is very special for me,”
9. Shudufhadzo Musida
“I will be spending Heritage Day with my family over a good meal. My perfect Heritage Day meal is a good braai or roast with family because it involves togetherness and it tastes like home with a vibe,” she said.
10. Thato Mosehle
I’ll be spending the day in a very bright traditional outfit with my brother and my parents. Anything that includes pap to me would be perfect. Pap is a staple food that has always featured on my plate. I like the fact that it can easily be paired with anything, especially with meat at a braai. I often don’t have time to cook pap as I live alone and it takes quite an effort to make it regularly. Having my mom make it for us on Heritage Day will be very special,” she said
Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned in Cape Town at a spectacular and entertainment-packed event on Saturday, October 24, from 17h00, which will be screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic and streamed for a local and international audience.