Drum Magazine

The Township economy’s growth presents opportunities for investors near and far

This Africa Month, celebrated against the backdrop of South Africa’s 30 years of democracy should remind us that Africans have always traded.   The Mapungubwe Kingdom...

Young South Africans speak out against Gender-Based Violence

Young South Africans speak out against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international awareness...

South African literature

An overview of the main currents in South African literature, from Olive Schreiner's depiction of life on isolated Karoo farms to more recent work...

Nelson Mandela books: a selection

The world's authors - from biographers and journalists to friends and comrades - have found compelling stories to tell about a life lived with courage and conviction. Here's a selection of some of the best books about Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela.

South African career women disrupt their industries

Women spoke about seeking opportunities in their pursuit of turning their dreams into realities – and encourage women to help each other. Melissa Javan "Crash, fix...

Photographer Peter Magubane remembers June 16 with new book

鄭 struggle without documentation is no struggle" - Peter Magubane pic.twitter.com/GEkN8JsJUp — Exclusive Books (@exclusivescoza) June 16, 2016 At the launch of photographer Peter Magubane's latest book, June 16:...

South African classic The Suit made into a short film

The trailer for the film version of South African writer Can Themba's classic short story, The Suit, has been released. The film has been selected for a number of local and African film festivals. It stars Atandwa Kani, his acting legend father John Kani, and Phuti Nakene.

Ingrid Jonker – the child is not dead

The memory of poet Ingrid Jonker lives on in South Africa. She inspired Nelson Mandela to quote her poem in his inauguration speech and she posthumously received the Order of Ikhamanga for her contribution to literature and commitment to the struggle for human rights. Her work is loved around the world.

Ingrid Jonker – the child is not dead

The memory of poet Ingrid Jonker lives on in South Africa. She inspired Nelson Mandela to quote her poem in his inauguration speech and she posthumously received the Order of Ikhamanga for her contribution to literature and commitment to the struggle for human rights. Her work is loved around the world.

Hero’s welcome for Nat Nakasa

He called himself a "native of nowhere". But on Tuesday, 49 years after his death in exile in New York, the remains of anti-apartheid writer and journalist Nat Nakasa were given a hero's homecoming welcome at King Shaka International Airport outside Durban.