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Casting history to his own Drum beat
Casting history to his own Drum beat
“I did some research about African photographers but it was rather dispiriting. It seemed there were none … Finally, I discovered that the...
Making photos, forging connections
Making photos, forging connections
OBITUARY:PETER MCKENZIE 1955 – 2017
We mourn a friend and fighter as Zuma jols in Nigeria
We mourn a friend and fighter as Zuma jols in Nigeria
Friday the 13th. D-Day for Daddy at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). Things are about to get interesting. President Jacob Zuma is about to become...
Don’t it always seem to go
Don’t it always seem to go
The year 1997 was important for the African-American hip-hop, pop and R&B scene.
​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way
​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way
As hi-fi sets across the country’s townships began issuing their ritual jazz doses on Sunday, news came fluttering in that the song stylist...
Remembering Nat Nakasa
Remembering Nat Nakasa
It is fitting that Nat Nakasa’s remains are...
Five good reads on Nat Nakasa
Five good reads on Nat Nakasa
"I may shut up for some time because of fear. Yet even this will not make me feel ashamed. For I know that as long as the ideas...
Correction: Drum to apologise to Bonang Matheba
Correction: Drum to apologise to Bonang Matheba
On February 18 Sapa issued a story headlined "DRUM ORDERED TO APOLOGISE" claiming that the press ombud instructed Drum...
Iconic Drum turns 60
Iconic Drum turns 60
Yellowed cover pages of South Africa's iconic Drum magazine evoke a 1950s black fashion and jazz culture which perished when apartheid...
Stripped naked, our racist past is ugly
Stripped naked, our racist past is ugly
British Magnum photographer Ian Berry's 50-year odyssey in South Africa is charted in Living Apart, an exhibition showing at the Liverpool...
Days that shook the world
Days that shook the world
On Sunday night March 20 1960, Johannesburg was remarkably peaceful considering that a revolution was planned for the following morning.

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