1948H.V. MortonIn Search of S. Afr. 181The great social event of the Transkei, as of all native territories, I gathered, is what is called ‘a beer drink’.
1948O. WalkerKaffirs Are Lively 178Children scavenge the streets, learning the lore of the faro-dens, marabi beer-drink dances, prostitutes’ hide-outs.
1953P. LanhamBlanket Boy’s Moon 22Father Moruti, I freely promise that I will go no more at night from beer-drink to beer-drink.
1960J.J.L. SissonS. Afr. Judicial Dict. 86Beer drink, in terms of Act No. 32 of 1909 (C.), s. 11, and Proclamation No. 36 of 1914, means a gathering of natives who assemble together for the purpose of drinking beer.
1971Daily Dispatch 25 Sept. 1Four Pondo tribesmen were killed when a 100-strong faction clashed with a group of 25 men in the Nyati area...The skirmish followed a beer drink.
1980C. Rukuni inM. MutloatseForced Landing 176‘T-h-i-r-t-y cents! Do others buy beer at all or do they wait for you?’..That was how his wife always talked before he went off for a beer-drink.
1986P.A. McAllisterXhosa Beer Drinks.p.viiThe main theoretical argument is that beer drinks may be regarded as ‘cultural performances’ in which social reality or ‘practice’ is dramatised and reflected upon...Beer drinks are dominated by verbal communication of various kinds.
1990Weekend Post 1 Dec. 4He..conducted research for his PhD on the social significance of beer drinks and oratory in the Xhosa community.
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