A mate of mine over at Green Point News sent me this shocker of a headline and it goes a little something like this:
A new law to combat carbon emissions by making residents get permits to have a braai, WHAT? Is the government out of their minds? We have just introduced the new smoking laws (which no one listens to anyway) Why not take all the unroadworthy cars off the road which are blowing deadly fumes from their exhausts? And they now want you to pay R80 for a 3 month permit, which gives you unlimited braai access, thats R320 a year, TO BRAAI? If you dont want to buy a 3 month permit, you can always buy a R10 once off braai permit. If you buy this once off permit, you have to stipulate where and when you are going to have your braai. Who the hell is going to do that? thats just ridiculous, this is South Africa, we LOVE to braai here… Fines are going to be issued to home owners who dont adhere to the laws of R500. Commercial venues such as taverns and resturants that use braai’s are also going to be targeted by the new laws. I cant actually believe what I’m reading, this is South Africa. Braai’s are part of our culture, our heritage. I really hope this doesn’t come into play anytime soon.