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  • n. See braai.


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  • There the barbecue is known as a 'braai' or 'braaivleis' - literally 'grill' or 'meat grill' and is done properly and with skill.

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  • Mandela said it was a pity he hadn't invited Prinsloo to his inauguration and wished him the best of luck, saying they should have a "braaivleis" (barbeque) some time.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • On Wednesdays and Saturdays during the grape picking season, the Old Age Home prepare delicious "braaivleis" lances as a fundraising project.


  • "The word rooibos is as South African as the words biltong, braaivleis and rugby," according to John Mann, a representative of rooibos farmers in Wuppertal.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mandela also invited Lombard, stationed at the Yeoville depot and who has been a pedal-pushing postman for 33 years, to attend a braaivleis with him.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said they were systematically beaten to death while the policemen had drinks and ate from the braaivleis.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mtjikelo described how he went to the farm on a Sunday while the Smiths were having a braaivleis (barbeque).

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "People can try to deny it, but a rave without drugs is like braaivleis without meat, it doesn't exist."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Several stalls selling everything from fruit, coldrinks and ice cream to pap and braaivleis, had been erected.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Several stalls selling fruit, pap and braaivleis had been erected.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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  • An outdoor meal, esp. a picnic, at which meat is grilled; a barbecue (Afrikaans, lit. "grilled meat," f. braai, to grill + vleis, meat, flesh).

    August 8, 2008