Rules & Regulations


Shoprite & Checkers, sponsors and organisers will not be held liable for any losses or damages incurred through the competition. Entrants agree to accept all responsibility and agree not to bring any claim against Shoprite & Checkers, sponsors or organisers.


  1. By entering the competition the entrant confirms that the recipe entered is his/her own or is entered on behalf of the recipe holder with his/her consent.
  2. Entries close 01 May 2019 and the entrant agrees that the recipe and method submitted will not be altered in any way during the competition once validated by the Namibian Chefs Association.
  3. 90% meat - beef (compulsory), lamb or pork; not more than 30% of the meat content may be fat, 10% spices, herbs and fluids.
  4. It may not contain any "mechanically recovered" meat – meat derived through a process where meat and bone are mechanically separated.
  5. No other ingredients may be added except: Vinegar, spices, herbs, salt or other harmless flavorings, water, cereal products such as oats or bread crumbs used as binding agents, keeping in mind that it should be suitable for mass production and a specific shelf life.
  6. The overall winner agrees to make his/her recipe available to the Shoprite Group of Companies for two years and acknowledges and accepts that Shoprite and Checkers may produce and market the recipe at their discretion. If the winner is a butcher, he/she may continue to use the recipe in his/her butchery, but only under his/her own trademark.
  7. Participants must enter 1 kg (one kilogram) of Boerewors for the regional round.
  8. Participants must bring a typed version of their recipe to the regional round of the competition if chosen as one of the finalists.
  9. At each judging stage of the competition, organisers will require each participant’s signature on their recipe as an require each participant’s signature on their recipe as an sign will result in immediate disqualification.
  10. The Shoprite Group of Companies agrees that the entrants’ recipes will be treated as confidential and only the overall winner’s recipe will be used.
  11. The competition is open to all Boerewors makers in Namibia, including independent butchers and Meat Market managers of the Shoprite Group of Companies.
  12. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from regional rounds. The Shoprite Group of Companies will contribute towards the travel & accommodation costs of each finalist travelling to the finale.
  13. Participants in the different rounds must be prepared to be photographed or filmed for publicity purposes, if required.
  14. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash.
  15. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. Branding on the winning bakkie must be on for a minimum of 6 months. The removal of the vehicle branding is the responsibility of the Shoprite & Checkers Namibian Champion Boerewors winner.
  17. Winner gets bakkie as is. Voetstoots.