What is a stokvel meeting without members coming together to share a delicious meal? Whether it is served with a creamy chicken curry, tasty pickled fish or any sishebo of their choosing, a well-cooked maize meal is the perfect dish for any social occasion. White Star Super Maize Meal, South Africa’s favourite maize meal brand, in partnership with Royco® and Move! Magazine, are once again offering stokvels across South Africa an opportunity to show off their cooking skills in the Stokvel Cooking Challenge 2017. Now in its fourth year, the competition gives stokvel groups a chance of winning their share of R40 000 in prize money.


Unity Society Group – Dudu Mbokazi, Ntokozo Ntuli and Thami Ntuli


“Coming together and sharing a delicious meal is exactly what a stokvel all is about. For this reason, White Star and Royco®-, are excited to see the creative and traditional South African dishes that will be prepared for the Stokvel Cooking Challenge 2017. We call upon all stokvel groups to show off their culinary skills by entering before May 21st, 2017,” says White Star Marketing Manager, Mokhele Makhothi.


If your stokvel has a flair for cooking all you need to do is Whatsapp to 071 470 4329 your Stokvel name, region and tell us why your stokvel deserve to take part in the Stokvel Cooking Challenge 2017.   Three stokvel groups in each participating region will then be invited to compete in one of the following semi-final workshops:

East London: 6 May 2017

Nelspruit: 1 July 2017

Gauteng: 5 August 2017

KwaZulu-Natal: 24 June 2017



Winning Stokvel Love Thy Neighbour Women’s Club with Chef Lucia Mthiyane and Chef Siphokazi Mdlankomo 


The winning stokvels of the regional semi-finals will travel to Pretoria for the finals on 26th August 2017, where they will prepare their very best dishes to be tasted and judged by celebrities; namely actress and White Star chef, Mapaseka Koetle, and Royco®-mama, Siphokazi Mdlankomo. “When it comes to the winning dish, I am hoping it will remind me of my mom cooking a traditional meal that tastes like home. This for me would definitely include White Star Super Maize Meal with a Royco® inspired sishebo,” says Koetle.


“No one brings the community together better than stokvel moms and their delicious food, and they will always be the first to tell you that a meal is not complete if there is no flavour or gravy to accompany their creations!  Royco® guarantees delicious meals every time, so it seems only right that we partner with White Star Super Maize Meal and Move! Magazine to give stokvel members a competitive advantage,” says Royco® senior brand manager, Khosi Snondo.


If you and your stokvel ladies niyayishaya into enidume ngayo, nipheka kamnandi ukudla okuconsisa amathe then make sure you enter the Stokvel Cooking Challenge 2017 before May, 21st by sending your photo and description to the Whatsapp number: 071 470 4329

Best of luck!

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