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Drum English 5/21/2020

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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in this issue

1 min
making the most of this time

INSTEAD of letting the lockdown get me down, I’m making the most of it. I’m using my time to better myself in many ways. I’ve put a bit more effort into my beauty routine, and my indoor workouts are paying dividends. I’m loving myself and my family more. I’ve rediscovered my mojo and my self-esteem. I’m trying out new dishes and they’ve tasted great, thanks to your recipes. It is important that when things don’t look good out there, you bring out your happiness at home. A little innovation will put smiles on the faces of those who love you. Don’t let coronavirus bring you down, rather use it as an opportunity to be innovative. MATLOU MALIBE, LEPHALALE THE WINNING LETTER RECEIVES R300. Letters should be about 100 words. Write to us at PO Box 653284,…

5 min
a helping hand

IT CAN happen in the blink of an eye. One minute you have a steady income, the next Covid-19 has led to the collapse of your company and you find yourself in serious trouble. Even if it isn’t you – someone else in your family, friendship circle, church or community is facing the same issue and they don’t know what to do or where to turn. For many South Africans the new Sassa social relief of distress grant has become a lifeline. The R350 grant can help to buy staples that can help feed a family and keep the wolf from the door. On page 14 we unpack exactly how to get this life-saving grant, including what you need and how to apply. We also show which other Sassa grants have increased for the…

1 min
your opinions

I think all South African artists and their agents should come together and think up ideas to beat hunger in this difficult time! MOKHULWANA MOLETA LEGOLA We support their craft daily by buying music and watching their shows … they have to manage their money better. We’re all tightening our belts at the moment. LEAH LINKI Who are food parcels for? Their celebrity friends are distributing food parcels through various NGOs, why don’t they register their names to receive them? We have a lot to deal with already, we can’t be nursing celebrities’ fancy lifestyles too. MPHO IAMSBENGO No! When ordinary people want to meet and chat with them, they act like they breathe flavoured oxygen and they don’t go to the toilet. SY’MON OUPA MALAPANE When things are good for them they don’t have time to give…

1 min
new from drum!

DRUM BEST RECIPES: BUDGET COOKING Who says you can’t have steak on a budget? The recipes in this collection are easy on the purse and big on flavour. Some meals can also be made in 30 minutes or less. There’s also cooking advice as well as budget tips such as how to best use affordable meat cuts and freezing leftovers. DRUM WORD SEARCH The third issue of DRUM Word Search offers fun for the entire family. There’s a great mix of themes to enjoy such as celebrities, desserts, islands and more! There’s also a section for kids with topics ranging from birthday fun to opposites. Get your copy of these magazines in stores now or order from Johan Terblanche on 021-406-4962 or johan.terblanche@media24.com DRUM PUZZLES Here it is, the answer to your lockdown woes – DRUM…

5 min
no big deal

FOR months they maintained their silence while nasty rumours swirled. Despite being accused of ill-treating their workers, poor payment and providing unfair working conditions, Connie and Shona Ferguson kept quiet and carried on running Ferguson Films. But their production house came under fire again recently when Dineo Langa (formerly Moeketsi), who played Connie’s onscreen daughter in their flagship show The Queen, was apparently axed after she asked for a three-month break to film a movie. Dineo joins a long list of actors who unexpectedly left the popular show, leaving fans wondering why the Fergusons keep bleeding talent. Up until recently, Connie (49) and Shona (48) haven’t been drawn into the social-media storm but now the power couple are breaking their silence. There’s nothing sinister in their staff turnover rate, they say. “The misconception about Ferguson…

1 min
turnstile of talent

DINEO LANGA One of the original cast members, Dineo played Connie’s onscreen daughter, Kea Khoza, but was let go after she allegedly asked for a three-month break to film a movie. MOSHE NDIKI He became a fan favourite playing Harriet’s flamboyant assistant, Prince. Moshe devastated fans when he left the show after his contract wasn’t renewed. KHAYAKAZI KULA She sizzled on screen as Martha, a waitress who was everyone’s confidante and adviser. She was sacked after reportedly requesting a salary increase. KHANYA MKANGISA The former child star was at the peak of her career when she joined The Queen as Akhona, but Khanya was fired from the drama after a video of her getting arrested for drunk driving emerged on social media. RAMI CHUENE Rami’s character Gracious, a drug-dealing mom and businesswoman, was brutally killed off after the actress…