Audio slideshow: South African shebeen

South African shebeens - drinking dens in residential areas - are under threat in the
Western Cape province, as the authorities try to crack down on the thousands of bars
operating without licences, saying they breed crime.

The BBC visited Makati's Paradise shebeen in Gugulethu township, to gauge the views of owner
Dennis Makati and his customers, and witnessed the arrival of the police.

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Slideshow by Lucy Fleming; produced by Paul Kerley
Publication date 20 April 2009

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