It was love and laughter at Southern Sun Hotel on Saturday, as the Drum magazine team members together with its Pretoria readers celebrated sisterhood and the strength of a woman. The fun filled event, was aimed at empowering women and grant them the opportunity to network. Drum’s deputy editor, Mathawe Matsapola, expressed that she hopes the knowledge imparted on the day, helps readers to become better versions of themselves.

Nicky Mbelebele, consumer office for Capitec shared key points of having financial short and long term goals and realizing them, regardless how big or small the goal might seem to be. Renowned Chef and author Zanele Van Zyl, and Lwize Matloha, demonstrated, quick, easy and affordable dishes that will not break ones bank using Spekko rice and Imbo beans.

Songstress Cici shared how she overcame her challenges in the face of public scrutiny and the power in reclaiming ones purpose. Actress and motivational speaker Liteboho Molise, shared her journey from humble beginnings to the pursuit of the glitz and glamour of the showbiz, and juggling between being a working mother in the fickle industry and taking care of her daughter.

DRUM’s beauty editor Nthabiseng Makhokha, preached self love. Just love yourself, said Nthabiseng as she dispelled the beauty myths and beauty hazards that we are most fond of. She also warned of the unrealistic beauty standards on social media, “forget the social media beauty standards and love yourself as you are”.

Everyone’s favorite agony aunt, DRUM’s advice columnist also echoed the message of self-love “You are enough stop trying to make someone comfortable around you, you are enough”. The readers were treated to good music by Kellelo, Kid Tini and Cici while Delush wine made sure everyone stayed refreshed.


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