AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Nandos

image

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Eating Nando’s in Gaborone

I spent part of last month at the biennial gathering of historians organised by the Southern African Historical Society. The conference at the University of Botswana was fantastic. Gaborone was, well, less so.* I think that the city is best summed up by an exchange between a conference delegate and her husband, who had spent the morning exploring downtown Gaborone.

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Nando’s Grilled Chicken Politics

I am writing this from Cape Town, South Africa, where it took me some time to load the 53 second Youtube video of the latest Nando’s ad (embedded at the end of this paragraph), so I am...

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Has Nandos lost the plot?

The South African fast food chicken chain Nando’s (which has of late also become very popular in Britain) has always been known for their good adverts. They usually manage to combine a quick-off-the-mark, topical sense of the...