People of GetBucks and their Stories:
We’re telling the stories of the people behind the GetBucks brand, celebrating their traditions and where they come from, defining the cultural make-up of GetBucks. These are some of the stories we shared to South Africa this Heritage month.
People of GetBucks: Sylvester
“One of our many family traditions on Heritage Day is to get the entire family together for a “braai ”, “Potjiekos” and some homemade “roosterbrood”. Celebrations carry on with some singing, dancing and having a good time. We also share a lot of jokes, especially of all the stuff that we did in the past.”
People of GetBucks: Marvin
“After college, my friends and I made a pact to always celebrate each other whenever either one of us got a new job or a promotion. For the past few years, this is a tradition we have maintained and kept going, at least once a year someone either gets promoted or moves on to a better job. It has helped us remain strong as a group and also helped us celebrate each other which has helped foster a healthy and strong bond.”
People of GetBucks: Mologadi
“South Africa is one of the most diverse countries in the world and is rich in ethnicity, culture, and landscape. As a Sepedi speaking person, I am proud to celebrate our culture and ethnicity, and look forward to the end of cold days and welcome the warmer temperature, the blooming of flowers and seeing the happy smiles of my fellow South Africans and colleagues. I will be celebrating heritage month by cooking my favourite dishes that I remember growing up: mala and mogodu, chicken feet, spinach, pap and if I’m lucky a feast of meat. I will also dawn my brightly coloured traditional dresses.
Let’s celebrate each other as South Africans, let’s celebrate what makes us South African, let’s celebrate our ethnicity and cultural diversity!”
People of GetBucks: Michelle
“My Grandfather started the perfect family tradition for Heritage Month; the entire family would get together on Heritage Day for “Boere Sport”, which was more aimed at giving the kids and the grandkids something fun to do, but the adults ended up having even more fun with the three-legged race, “aartappel resies” and “waatlemoen geveg”. Even though this started on Heritage Day, it soon became something we did with the kids on most family gatherings.”
People of GetBucks: Kim
“My five siblings and my parents will get together and feast! Each family will cook a meal for each of us to enjoy. Then afterward we all take out our instruments and sing, play games and dance the night away.”
We’re always interested in sharing South Africa’s stories and how people celebrate what makes us uniquely South African! Why don’t you share a story about your heritage and traditions with us in the comments, we’d love to know more about you and what you value.