We Are Durban held their annual Potjie Competition on Heritage Day, 24the September. The competition was hosted in partnership with Buyisithemba GD community Development, a Non-Profit Organisation in KwaMashu, Durban.
Teams started arriving from 08:00 and it wasn’t long before gazebos were up, deck chairs were out and 21 potjies were on the go all over the venue.
There was a festive atmosphere as friends, family and colleagues all joined in celebrating Heritage Day and experienced a taste of township life while building relationships with the local community.
During the event we were privileged to be entertained with some dancing from the children of the community.
Whilst the judges were deliberating over which potjie was the winner of the competition, we lined up the potjies and started serving the food to the eagerly awaiting local community.
There was more than enough for everyone, we estimated that approximately 250 people were fed.
Once the judges had completed their task and all the scores collated the winner was announced. Well done to the defending champion, Warren Gedye and his team for taking first prize again this year.
A big thank you to all our participants, volunteers and sponsors for making this event a great success.