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  • n. Plural form of shebeen.


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  • In the cities, they lived crowded together with men from other places, listened to jazz, and drank beer in makeshift bars, known as shebeens, that teemed with prostitutes.

    No Place Left to Bury the Dead

  • Three houses have been identified as shebeens or selling points for drugs and police are investigating possible involvement by

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Instead, they crowd into their small homes, many of them metal shacks, and rickety one-room pubs, called "shebeens," to watch the games on television.

    Africa Dispatch: Soccer Is a Goal in South Africa

  • These included truck drivers, migrant workers, people living in single sex hostels, and those at places of entertainment such as shebeens and night clubs.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Briefing the media and diplomats at Parliament, he said police management had also renewed warnings to policemen and women not to frequent liquor outlets, such as shebeens, as they appeared to be targeted in such establishments.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "This includes avoiding areas such as shebeens, etc, at night, where research has proven that many attacks take place," Tshwete said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The stores in turn feed the 75 percent of the bar trade that is unlicensed - informal "shebeens" that serve poor blacks.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • We used to have an average of twenty such deaths almost every week at railway stations, outside hostels, families wiped out in the middle of the night, bus stops, places of entertainment such as shebeens, along the railway tracks, etc.


  • Some 70 percent of our members are small, micro and medium sized enterprises such as shebeens, restaurants, taverns and pubs who would be severely affected by loss of custom as a result of smoking restrictions. "

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Off-duty members are often in places such as shebeens where they don't belong and carry their firearms openly.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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