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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.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
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52 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
jobs time bomb

IF SOUTH Africa doesn’t deal with its unemployment crisis, and quickly, we will go nowhere as a country. Continued and growing unemployment is a recipe for chaos, and among the reasons for xenophobic attacks and other crimes. There’s nothing as painful as studying for years at university with the hope of getting a job, only to find yourself sitting at home, jobless. Unemployment seems mainly to affect those who are already financially oppressed; it has very little impact on those individuals whose families are financially secure and those who are politically connected. President Cyril Ramaphosa needs a plan for the private and public sectors to create jobs. MIYELANI HLUNGWANI, MUKHOMI VILLAGE 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 SMS…

5 min.
that time of the month

ANYONE who’s ever had really bad period pain can tell you it’s no joke. And for some of us it’s worse than others. But crippling menstrual cramps could be the sign of something far more serious. Endometriosis is a condition that’s being diagnosed more and more often, and it’s worth making sure you don’t have it. For some it can lead to infertility, which could be devastating if you want to become a mom. Turn to page 36 for everything you need to know about this condition and when you must seek medical help. We’d also love to hear from you if you’ve suffered from it – to share your story, email mystory@drum.co.za Until next week, THE DRUM TEAM We would love to hear your thoughts on matters close to your heart. Email us…

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 GET DRUM ON YOUR PC OR DEVICE Pay R64 a month and…

1 min.
your opinions

Acclaimed artist Esther Mahlangu (84) is the first South African to have her artwork displayed on a customised R7-million Rolls-Royce Phantom, much to the excitement of DRUM readers. I am so proud of you, Gogo! MOKONE MMAKOJT Bravo to this phenomenal woman, unashamedly authentic to her Ndebele roots. Much love and respect for you, Mam’ uMahlangu. Keep flying our flag high. NOMSA NKANGANA KA-DLADLA She’s doing wonders, and at this age she is doing her best work. KHOMOTSO MOSEHLA I’m so proud of Dr Mahlangu’s achievements. I’m totally inspired. Thank you for giving us hope. I’m in awe of you. SESKA MAT Great job! We are proud of you, Dr Mahlangu. You are an inspiration to all and have shown us that age has no boundaries. PATRICIA KHOTSO…

5 min.
it’s over – again!

HER list of talents are about as long as her slender arm: celebrated DJ, author, watch designer, businesswoman and entrepreneur, accomplished traveller and doting mom. Yet it seems every time DJ Zinhle trends online it has more to do with what’s happening in her love life instead of being about her considerable achievements. This was recently the case again when her former flame and father of her child was filmed locking lips with another woman in Cape Town. AKA and model Nelli Tembe are seen getting cosy in the video that went viral on social media – and it outraged Zinhle’s fans. Was he once again cheating on her as he did with Bonang Matheba, they wanted to know? Or is he just out to humiliate the woman who’s remained loyal throughout their…

5 min.
the missing millions

THERE was no gunfire, no tyres screeching, no blaring of sirens and no panicked shoppers scattering across the aisles. In fact, this heist at Africa’s largest shopping mall, the Mall of Africa in Midrand, was so quiet nobody knew it was happening and the details of the stolen cash emerged only about seven months after it took place. It was an otherwise ordinary morning in July last year when Bathobile Mlangeni (29), a security guard at one of the biggest cash-in-transit companies in SA, allegedly strolled out of the mall’s basementlevel cash depot wheeling a shopping trolley filled with refuse bags stuffed with R4 million in cash. She didn’t report for work again and so far, efforts by the police, and her employer SBV Secure Solutions, to trace her have been fruitless. In fact,…