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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 13:56:15 -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 ...

Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)

Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)
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.

News24

News24
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:06:29 -0700

Cape Town - Join the coolest Durbanites in celebrating Freedom Day at Food Music Freedom at the iconic Shongweni Farmers + Craft Market outside Durban. The festival of live music, shisa nyama, artisan food and beverages promises to ensure a a great ...

Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:01:10 -0700

So, naturally, the first question in his interview is what foods he'd recommend to an Indian gourmet. “I wouldn't know where to start,” he laughs, “We're a mixture of several cultures.” He mentions the shisa nyama that he had on his travels, the ...

5 Star Durban

5 Star Durban
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 05:05:17 -0700

From July 1 – 10 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, this year's ECR House & Garden Show will launch an entire new section dedicated to travel and adventure, Max's Lifestyle shisa nyama, a competition to win a R5m home investment at Blythdale Coastal ...

Newcastle Advertiser (blog)

Newcastle Advertiser (blog)
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 22:11:01 -0700

Claiming the centre had become a proverbial 'monster', Jane blamed the law legalising drinking in public and the establishment of a Shisa Nyama in the parking lot. “We have to lobby and have bylaws drawn up as soon as possible to make public drinking ...

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

Others competing included Vaal Monateng Café in Sebokeng, PLK Shisa Nyama in Polokwane and Maphindi's Butchery in Cape Town. The judges considered creativity, inspiration and unique taste, and members of the public sampled each shisa nyama.
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