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In the 1950's, DRUM was a pioneer of black journalism bringing together courageous investigative journalism and cutting-edge photojournalism for Africa. But DRUM isn't just about history. South Africa has changed a lot in the last 50 years, and DRUM has kept pace with these changes. Today it is a thoroughly modern magazine in touch with its readers. Our recipe for success is simple but effective: we give our readers what they want.

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52 Edities


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letter of the week

THE DAILY COMMUTE MANY motor vehicle crashes involve public transport vehicles. For the drivers, reckless and negligent driving is usually the order of the day.I’m think both the driver and passengers should share the blame for most crashes. I have seen way too many public transport vehicles overloaded and nobody seems to care.As a passenger who pays to be transported, you have the right to question this form of illtreatment and to challenge the driver and explain your discomfort – instead of settling for what may endanger or end your life.Sometimes passengers tell drivers to bend road rules so they can get to work on time and the drivers foolishly give in. In rural areas especially public transport is a huge challenge. You often wait hours for…

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stronger together

THERE have been so many voices speaking out about abuse after Babes Wodumo’s video emerged. Some against her, some for her – everyone having an opinion on this young woman’s life.But it’s the voices of survivors of abuse that we were most interested in this week. They’ve walked down this path Babes is on – and they got through it.The courage displayed by the women in our stories on page 8 and page 10 is testament to the strength they have. Although they were once in a dark, dangerous place, they have risen and shown that they can shine again.We salute them and praise them for their bravery. Hopefully one day Babes will find herself in their ranks: a survivor and an inspiration to others.Until next week, THE DRUM…

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WE’VE HAD ENOUGH Fighting gender-based violence should be a collective effort for all of us. Babes Wodumo must end her relationship with Mampintsha if they haven’t yet officially split (‘Enough is enough’, 14 March).If she needs help, she must speak out. Babes must take the lead in fighting gender-based violence and we will follow her. Fighting this scourge can’t be a publicity stunt, it must be done in earnest by all who are affected.There was an HIV/Aids campaign with the message, “It starts with you”. The same applies to Babes, she must walk away. As for Mampintsha, he must face the full might of the law. MOTLOKOA PAKANA HEILBRON, EMAIL LET LOVE LEAD The power of love is special. It can unite the leaders of the…

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your opinions

(SANDILE MAKHOBA) Are we talking about the very same father who told Masechaba Ndlovu to mind her business last year? CHINA HLAKOTSA No one has ever rotted in jail for common assault, a warning is more likely. BASKO ZIKODE He is a weak parent. He should have taken decisive action the first time [the alleged abuse] happened. SIMPSON MAANDA Some people think it is their right to abuse women. AKANI GRACE Abuse is a no-no, but the big question is why a pastor allows a child to vat en sit? THULI QWABE NTJOBOKOANE THULI This father is getting on my nerves. KGAUGELO MPHAGA So she does have a dad? SANDRA NDIDIAMAKA Tata, where have you been all this time? NANDIPHA MHLANA That…

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new from drum!

DRUM Word Search Do you love the thrill of finding hidden gems? Then DRUM Word Search No 2 (R44) is the magazine for you – it’s the perfect way to relax while still exercising your brain. The second issue is packed with 109 great puzzles the entire family will enjoy. There are themes such as cities, movies, music, food, sport and the Bible, all featuring great word lists. The kids’ section features animals, colours, weather, idioms and more, they will have fun and learn so much too. DRUM HOMEWORK DONE NO 2 2019 As the school year begins it’s a good idea to start preparing for homework, assignments and projects. DRUM Homework Done issue No 2 (R44) is packed…

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has the to abuse end

AS SHE watched him beat up the young woman on the screen, memories came flooding back. Two years ago Shoki walked away from her marriage to actor Sello Sebotsane saying she’d had enough of being abused.She remembered how she’d feared the man she once loved and how at one point she slept with a knife under her pillow because she felt so unsafe in her own home.It wasn’t that long ago that Reshoketswe “Shoki” Mmola (formerly Sebotsane) experienced the same reality as Babes Wodumo – and she’s spitting mad that our legal system doesn’t encourage victims of abuse to step forward.In 2016, after a decade of marriage, the Skeem Saam star left her actor husband Sello Sebotsane and the pair – once the golden couple of Mzansi’s entertainment industry…