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Delano Jasper

Eighteen-year old student Delano Jasper, from Wellington, was announced the winner of the 28th annual Championship Boerewors competition. Delano’s recipe – South Africa’s number one boerewors – will be available in all Shoprite and Checkers stores throughout South Africa from Friday September 11. “I’m lost for words,” said Delano 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, Delano has also won a brand-new Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB 6AT. His mom, Yvonne Blaauw, was crowned winner of the Championship Boerewors competition in 2018. 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, member of the South African national culinary team. An independent judging panel from the South African Chefs Association (SACA) once again took charge of the judging process.