Thursday 30 September in Gallery
A cultural spectacular also proved a mouth-watering celebration as Standard Bank Isle of Man marked this year’s South Africa Heritage Day in style.The Bank, which has had a presence in the Island for more than 25 years, teamed up with a local restaurant and radio station to enjoy the occasion with the local community.
Each 24th September is a public holiday in South Africa when the nation is encouraged to celebrate its culture and the diversity of beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a country that belongs to all its people. Heritage Day is affectionately referred to by South Africans as “National Braai Day” (a South African barbeque).
To mark the day, Standard Bank partnered with Manx Radio with Ocean Views restaurant - the base for cook-alongs and music which recognised South Africa’s vibrant and interesting culture, as well as the Island’s unique South African community.
The event saw the coals fired to cook up a traditional South African braai, including two recipes from South African celebrity chef Reuben Riffel; both recipes - Bok Loin and Army Rump – having previously featured in one of his Sunday Times Cookbook of the Year prize-winning recipe books.