Fish & Chips

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By Lesego Semenya

Published 2018

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Before the big yellow arches made their way to South Africa and before the shopping malls filled with franchised fast food stores arrived, we had a culture of mom-and-dad fish and chips corner cafés. Known famously for never having change, phrases such as ‘no change, take Chappies!’ was a soundtrack to our experiences when getting our fix of greasy ‘slaptjips’ and fish or Russian sausages.

I’m lucky enough to live in the south of Joburg, where we still have a number of those corner