Food and culture of South Africa
The Northwestern Province of the Republic of South Africa and Botswana is inhabited by the Tswana tribe, a group that believes in working together and being united, and are a part of a bigger circle of tribes that are all guided by the Tswana culture. South African food history shows that the San people enjoyed a surprisingly varied menu of edible roots, leaves, plants, berries and nuts. One of Nelson Mandela’s favourites was the Umngqusho, made with broken dried maize kernels, vegetables, and local spices. Another popular item in Southern Africa is Vetkoek or fried dough bread that is eaten best with honey or jam; so delicious that they can be an entire meal! For all the meat lovers, Botswana prides itself in its traditional meat dish Seswaa which is served with a side of porridge.