Tuesday, 22 September 2020

CPUT student is SA’s boerewors king

CHAMPION:  Willie Peter, General Manager: Marketing at Shoprite and Checkers, congratulates CPUT student Delano Jasper, 18, after winning this year’s Championship Boerewors competition. CHAMPION: Willie Peter, General Manager: Marketing at Shoprite and Checkers, congratulates CPUT student Delano Jasper, 18, after winning this year’s Championship Boerewors competition.

The recipe of a Bachelor of Education (BEd) student on the Wellington Campus has won him a national boerewors competition. 

Delano Jasper,18, from Wellington was announced the winner of the 28th annual Championship Boerewors competition. Jasper’s recipe - South Africa’s number one boerewors – is available in all Shoprite and Checkers stores throughout South Africa.

“I’m lost for words,” remarked Jasper moments after the winner’s announcement. “It’s the first time I entered this competition, so I really had no expectations, but we had a family challenge to make the finals this year.”

Apart from the ultimate boerewors bragging rights and the esteemed title of 2020 Championship Boerewors winner, Jasper has also won a brand new Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB 6AT. Second and third place went to Paul Jordaan from Bloemfontein (Free State) and John Marais from Vredendal (Western Cape) respectively.

This year’s Championship Boerewors finale was largely a virtual affair - the top 10 finalists joined remotely to oversee the braaiing of their boerewors by chefs Kevin Gibbs and Dion Vengatass, members of the South African National Culinary Team, said Angelique Wagner from Shoprite Checkers Head Office: Public Relations. Wagner said an independent judging panel from the South African Chefs Association once again took charge of the judging process.

“Shoprite and Checkers are proud of the country’s boerewors tradition and celebrate it by hosting the annual Championship Boerewors competition, a nationwide search for South Africa’s very best boerewors,” she added.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za