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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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Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:00:10 -0800

"We are fat and pap makes you very tired," said Jomo Makatesi, the supervisor at Maphindi's butchery and restaurant in Nyanga, Cape Town. That was one of the reasons she was keen to try the low-carb, high-fat Heba pap when the Sunday Times arrived ...

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:57:10 -0800

Off Beyers Naude Drive are street vendors, flies. oh, and running sewage everywhere, and finally the welcoming sight of Motswako Pot, Mathebula's shisa nyama in the heart of the neighbourhood. Motswako Pot is no run-of-the-mill shisa nyama though.

Channel 24

Channel 24
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:07:30 -0800

Blue and her besties jetted off to Vic Falls a few days ago to celebrate one of her friends' birthday. And, guess what they're calling their vacay? It's a 'divascation'...yes that's apparently a thing now. While we plan a trip to the local shisa nyama ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 01:44:44 -0800

People would be at home, at a shebeen or a shisa nyama salivating at the prospect of bragging rights for the next few months. The scale of the occasion meant that even weddings couldn't coincide with the big game. Guests would simply melt away at about ...


Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:03:45 -0800

“We're trying to stay away from touristy places and your township shisa nyama – that's been done. Each place comes with its own culture and although I've travelled to all these places before, each time I return I discover something I hadn't noticed before.

Soccer Laduma

Soccer Laduma
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:57:26 -0700

It is alleged that Lekoelea tried to make a move for the bodybuilder's girlfriend at a Shisa Nyama in Sebokeng. Lekoelea admitted to the Siya crew that he is a regular visitor at the Meat Corner Shisa Nyama, but claims that he has never been involved ...

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 ...

Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:18:50 -0800

Shisa nyama is a Zulu term, directly translated as ''burn the meat", that describes a place where South Africans come together to indulge and socialise with boozing and braaiing. It's the way townships draw city dwellers, getting people of all walks of ...

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