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Shisa Nyama is a term used in many South African townships to describe a barbecue or braai where people (friends or families) come together to grill meat in an open fire (usually near a butchery. The site is usually provided by the butcher owner and only people who buy meat from the butcher are allowed to use the facility. Shisa nyama is a Zulu phrase and, literally, means to "burn meat".

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The Swazi Observer
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:56:15 -0700

On another note, the South African fell in love with Solanis Shisa Nyama where he was performing for the first time on Saturday and he wouldn't mind recommending it to other artists. He mentioned that he fell in love with the stage dubbed Ekasi Deluxe, ...

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:24:15 -0700

PUB and shisa nyama revellers may soon find themselves having to take breathalyser tests before ordering more booze. Booze peddlers say they will demand breathalysers from the government if its plan to make them liable for road carnage and crimes ...
The New Age Online
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:33:45 -0700

With an entrance fee of R70, patrons will be treated to the sounds of DJs Claude, Fingers, Jojo, Zoe and Ocean. The last tour will be at Nelspruit Shisa Nyama on Sunday, where one lucky patron will also leave with an all-expenses-paid trip to the ...
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:11:15 -0700

Unfortunately, reading up on what Shebeen, Tavern, Shisa Nyama and Spaza shop is, will not give you the insights you require. You need to get out there! This does not mean a visit to your nearby township Soweto, Alexs or Gugs. There are many different ...


Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:26:36 -0700

Phiri also runs a shisa nyama (buy-and-braai outlet) and a liquor-trading business in Alex. “I come from a humble family. I managed to save the little money that I earned during my playing days for life after soccer. I never had friends with bad ...

Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:43:52 -0800

Nando's second Shisa Nyama championship, held in Port Elizabeth, had 11 braai guys from around South Africa competing for prizes worth R250000. Endaweni Shisa Nyama in Vosloorus, Gauteng, was declared the best in the land and walked away with ...

Thought Leader

Thought Leader
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:40:11 -0700

We brand our beautiful country as a rainbow nation, one with people of various backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities. We are a country unlike any other and one of the days to acknowledge our diversity and actively learn about one another is Heritage Day.


Media Update
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:11:03 -0700

This Spring, South Africa's most popular Shisa Nyama spots will gather in one space to compete in the first ever Nando's Shisa Nyama Championship to be held at Bahama Bar in KwaThema, Springs on Saturday, 26 October. News Article Image for ...

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