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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
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 ...


Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:18:45 -0800

... Computer Shop, Tehilaa Golden Bag, Olebogeng Barolong Manufacturing, Goldfields Poultry Farm, Blue Dot Treats, Enim Tutors, Evolution Future Builders, Nolos Dairyland, Senkatane, Roots African Food & Shisa-Nyama and Sechache Auto Electrical.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 03:26:15 -0800

Mungofa heard about the project from another Zimbawean and left her shisa nyama job to join Communiversity. She says she wants to study drama when she graduates. Many of the students had traumatic experiences before coming to the centre, says ...

Independent Online

Independent Online
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 03:48:45 -0800

Ask hunky Gagasi FM DJ Kini Shandu for his number and the oddball reply is “2”. “I'm a type 2,” he clarifies, which is difficult to believe considering his physique and the loads of energy he seems to exude on air and in person. Shandu, like so many ...

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 ...
Thought Leader
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:42:17 -0700

Heritage Day is not merely donning traditional attire or playing traditional music: it's about remembering and embracing who we are, and definitely not just about braaing. For you see the braai, BBQ or shisa nyama is no one's heritage. The sole action ...


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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