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Drum English 6/18/2020

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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1 min
forgive, don’t forget

FORGIVENESS isn’t letting somebody off the hook for what they’ve done or forgetting what has happened. It’s not pretending something that affected you badly never happened. If you try to pretend the deed never occurred, you’re living in denial. Forgiveness doesn’t mean reconciling with the person who hurt you. Reconciliation may follow forgiveness, but we can forgive somebody without re-establishing a relationship. Forgiving yourself isn’t forgetting about what you’ve done. It’s not telling yourself, “Oh, lots of people do this and some have done much worse things than I have, so that makes it okay.” No, it doesn’t work like that. If you hurt other people, you must take responsibility. MASEDI FUSI, EMAIL THE WINNING LETTER RECEIVES R300. Letters should be about 100 words. Write to us at PO Box 653284, Benmore 2010, email us at letters@drum.co.za or…

5 min
hair rescue

IF YOU’RE anything like us, lockdown probably has you ready to tear your hair out. While regulations have been relaxed to level 3, salons aren’t yet allowed to operate – leaving many of us battling bad hair days. You may be tempted to cut off your regrowth and dry ends – but before you reach for those scissors, your favourite magazine has your haircare solutions. Our team have been working hard to host our first online event, Hair 911. Join DRUM’s beauty editor, Nthabiseng Makhokha, as she tries to fix your crown. Celebrity stylist Jawad Maphoto and hair influencer Carol Lali will also be on hand to answer your hair-raising questions. All you need to do is buy a ticket and join us online on Friday 26 June at 8pm. Tickets are…

1 min
your opinions

Whether you are HIV[-positive], diabetic, asthmatic, hypertensive, we don’t care! Some of us have been battling with more serious issues than this. At least you have some income, shelter and a career. It’s just diabetes, for heaven’s sake. Just because she’s a celebrity she acts like she has last-stage cancer or something. BUSISIWE MKHONZA Stay home, my sister. This Covid-19 thing will sweep you away in seconds. FREEDOM REED She is looking so much better than before. She really is looking good. SYLVIA DINGA How is she any different to millions of other diabetes sufferers, many of whom are less fortunate than her? Please, man! RENEE CHAMPION I don’t understand why we are always being reminded about her being diabetic, as if we don’t believe it! MAXOLI MANYATSHA AJAH There are millions of nurses who are also living with diabetes. PHELADI…

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…

6 min
crushed by tragedy

‘You never think things like this will happen to you’ SHE had big plans for 2020. Following her show-stopping wedding last year, Baby Cele looked forward to a sun-soaked honeymoon with her new hubby. The actress, who has branched out into production, had also planned to promote her new film, but then Covid-19 happened and everything had to be put on hold. Just as she was getting to grips with life under lockdown, another disaster struck. Baby was dealt a terrible blow when she lost two relatives recently. In April, her beloved sister Norah was killed, allegedly at the hands of Norah’s son, Mbuso. The family is still battling to come to terms with the tragedy. “This has been a very difficult time for us,” Baby tells DRUM. “Mbuso was okay, he had a job…

5 min
praise and sanitiser: the new normal

THE pungent smell of hand sanitiser fills the crisp morning air as worshippers, dressed in their Sunday finest, queue patiently outside the church. It’s been months since the faithful have been allowed to assemble at places of worship, and at the House of Fellowship in Tembisa, congregants are waiting to have their temperatures checked and to sign a register before they’re allowed to enter. ‘Nobody is forced to go to church’ Under level 3 lockdown rules, only 50 people are allowed inside places of worship. On the first Sunday in June there were just 35 congregants at the House of Fellowship, their faces obscured by now-ubiquitous face masks. Congregants were admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Hugs and handshakes, once the standard greeting at the church, are no longer allowed. Instead, people are giving one…