I've never had as good pies as when I moved here (NZ).
South African pies are tasty but you need to look long and hard or maybe go to Natal province to find that doesn't have shit-house flaky pastry that just leaves crumbs all over your lap and driving position. Need something that's going to maintain its structural integrity and have gravy that's sufficiently viscous not to fucken drip everywhere at a moment's hesitation. Obviously the filling needs to be meat - not meat byproducts! Needs to be ergonomic - i.e. hold in one hand. To me, a pie is primarily a convenience food not a sit down food.
Ask my wife - I've been on a pie quest since Pie Mania shut down in central Auckland. Sounds like the west coast is the place to be as far as pies are concerned...
No peas should be a mandate - Cornish pasties are common in South Africa, fucking don't like that shit!