Danie Toerien
2 minute read
26 Oct 2021
6:30 am

Elections are like a braai

Danie Toerien

This causes quite a dilemma for voters because what you choose now, you’ll be chewing on for the next five years.

Election Posters along Pretorius street in Pretoria ahead of the 1 November 2021 municipal elections, 21 October 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Anybody who doesn’t understand the meaning of diversity, should go to a bring and braai. I realised this over the weekend when a group of family and friends gathered to celebrate a birthday. To braai, one needs a fire, and this was the first sign of how deeply diverse the group was. The merits of gas, charcoal, wood and the temperature of the fire were all hotly (pardon the pun) debated. When it comes to a braai fire, I’m either in a very small minority group, or on my lonesome, because I believe one cannot braai without a flame and...