ShapeShifter

Meet Jan Braai, the man behind National Braai Day

The project to unite 53 million people around a fire is my life.

Jan Braai

Wood always! Charcoal only in emergencies; it isn’t cool!

Jan Braai

Braaing originated in South Africa 160 000 years ago. We invented cooking food on fires!

Jan Braai

I will launch a Jan Braai Fund through Easy Equities containing every single share linked to the braai market.

Jan Braai

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed Jan Braai (aka Jan Scannell) - the man behind the National Braai Day initiative - for his weekly "ShapeShifter" feature.

Jan Braai quit his job in financial services in 2005 to focus on National Braai Day.

…what Jan Scannell had in mind with the Braai Day initiative… is nurturing and embracing a common South African culture, shared across all races and genders...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Jan Braai has the world record (28 hours) for non-stop braaing.

In 2012 market research revealed that 33% of urban South Africans over 18 actively celebrate National Braai Day by having or attending a braai on 24 September.

Scroll down for more quotes from the audio below.

It’s only the Souties who can’t braai! The rest of the country loves it!

Jan Braai

Gas is not a braai!

Jan Braai

This was my life! I spent every day for a year to get this thing kick-started.

Jan Braai

It gives you confidence if a Nobel Peace Prize winner reckons it’s a good idea!

Jan Braai

Braai Day isn’t monetised.

Jan Braai

It’s OK to use firelighters. I make up these rules as I go along!

Jan Braai

When braaing a steak; if you wonder whether the coals are hot enough then it’s not hot enough.

Jan Braai

I’ve got boerewors in 300 shops around South Africa.

Jan Braai

I have to say the words ‘double century’ on air. It was a dare. Now I’ve said it.

Jan Braai

I’m going to braai three times, at least, on Saturday.

Jan Braai

Check out this hilarious Barry Hilton skit "Ons gaan NOU braai!":

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