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Drum English 7/16/2020

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
don’t stop hustling

HAVING an attitude of “I’m educated” will leave you broke, struggling and in debt. Street-smart people will make more money than you and progress faster in life because they do not have your pride. They are open to selling stuff from the boots of their cars and they’re open to any job or business no matter how undignified it may be considered by society. They don’t think, “What will people say?” What’s the point of having a fancy job title when your bank account is in overdraft? What’s the point of being “educated” if you can only achieve your goals with personal loans? Graduates, don’t let your qualifications imprison you. Be open to anything until you find your big break. Often your big break won’t even be related to your qualification. Don’t let your qualifications…

6 min
hamba kahle, mam’ mary

MARY Twala was one of those people who took up space in a way that made us love her. There’s a reason she became an icon and it was a sad moment when we heard of her passing. But instead of only mourning the loss of a legend, we celebrate her life and legacy. We look at what she’s achieved and how much joy she brought to so many who crossed paths with her. It’s never easy to say goodbye to those we love. But as Lillian Dube, Mam’ Mary’s close friend, points out on page 6, “She was in a league of her own.” The world will be an emptier place without her – but how lucky we were to have had her in it. Until next week, THE DRUM TEAM We would love…

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 just 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 fun with opposites. Get your copy of these magazines in stores now or order from Johan Terblanche on 021-406-4962 or johan.terblanche@media24.com SAY GOODBYE TO LOCKDOWN BOREDOM Here it is, the answer…

7 min
mam’ mary bows out

SHE was a true legend. With a career spanning over six decades and so many film credits that it would take days to detail, she’s certainly left a mark. She was funny, always professional and humble. Veteran actress Mary Twala left an enormous void when she died aged 80 on Saturday 4 July. The Sarafina! star passed away at a hospital after a long illness, her son, Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung (47), announced. He said his tree had fallen. “I’m shattered to the core, but I’d be very selfish if I don’t release her. My mom lived to the fullest, achieved beyond her dreams. It hurts like hell I won’t lie,” Somizi wrote. She definitely lived every minute of her life, her friend and fellow actress Lillian Dube (74) tells DRUM. Mary’s secret to a successful career was…

1 min
an iconic act

Actress Mary Twala’s calendar was booked since she first got onto the scene. Here’s a look at her career over the years. 1963 Born on 14 September 1939, she accompanies her sister to auditions at a Gibson Kente production. Gibson notices her and invites her to audition, and she lands her first role. 1991 She stars in Sarafina! as Leleti Khumalo’s grandmother. The film later premieres at the Cannes Film Festival. 2007 She stars in the drama series Ubizo: The Calling. She also has a guest role in Generations. 2010 She plays a supporting role in Hopeville, alongside Themba Ndaba, a film that wins numerous awards. Her character, Ma Dolly, earns her a best supporting actress nomination at the 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards. 2015 After a short break due to a medical procedure that prevents her from working, she…

6 min
not an easy ride

IT’S 11am and he’s standing on the side of a busy road in Westdene, waiting to catch a taxi. A van pulls up with the taxi guard shouting directions, which come through clearly through his mask. Although there’s a half bottle of sanitiser on the front seat, he doesn’t offer to spray the incoming passenger’s hands or check his temperature. Even so, David Masemole boards the half-empty minivan, wearing a mask. By the time the taxi reaches Sandton, it’s chock-a-block and most passengers have removed their masks. “I do what I can to protect myself and leave the rest to the Almighty,” David tells DRUM. Although taxis were allowed 50% capacity when lockdown started, it was later eased to allow 70% capacity. Now operators across the country have reverted to 100% capacity loading – fuelling…