Liphaphang Foko of Botha-Bothe, is one of many people who are crazy about smiley.
In fact, people who consume his sheep head dishes affectionately call him, "Ntate mohlare oa nku" (Mr Sheep-jaw).
He is hailed as the champion of cooking smiley meals in Botha-Bothe.
The former taxi driver says what makes the best smiley-eating experience is the soft meat and the adventure is in looking for it.
One might not necessarily appreciate the beauty of eating smiley in the streets, but many claim it is good for getting rid of a debilitating hangover. Some love its ears, tongues and especially the brain, while others just enjoy the skin.
According to Foko who has been preparing and selling sheep heads in the developing town of Botha-Bothe for the past 10 years, the best smiley meat is cooked on an open fire and tastes even better when served cold with some warm papa.
The four steps he takes to perfect his craft in the kitchen as he prepares his extra-ordinary sheep are as follow:
Step 1: Scorching
Using a paraffin burner, he burns the head and removes the fur. The head is first shaved with a sharp instrument like a razor to remove the skin and other unwanted parts. There should be no traces of hair on the smiley after the scorching.
Step 2: Cleaning
He then cleans the head using a pot scrubber and uses a clean cloth in-between to remove the grime.