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The ladies had an unforgettable day. Here’s a taste of what went down at the first DRUM Live event in Durban
T HE EUPHORIA was palpable as DRUM readers came to experience the first DRUM Live event, aimed at empowering women and giving them an opportunity to network. The first instalment was held at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel in Durban and attendees couldn’t stop gushing about the calibre of speakers and the exciting line-up of entertainers.
Money matters are often a sensitive issue, but Capitec brought a fun element to dealing with finances. The bank had a virtual-reality stand where readers could learn more about making smart financial decisions.
Capitec’s consumer education officer, Nicky Mbelebele, engaged and educated the audience about “rethinking credit”. While you’d think people might shy away from asking about money matters, they were free to ask questions, thanks to Nicky’s open approach.
Rice is a staple in many homes and Spekko
representative Zanele Van Zyl brought a creative element to the table, which left readers wanting more. She created a chicken and rice hot pot, which was just perfect for the weather.
DRUM Food Ambassador Liziwe Matloha cooked up a storm with a bean and pasta stew using Crossbow beans. Both Zanele and Liziwe left readers begging for more as they tasted both dishes.
And to wash it down, they had a selection of Delush wines. Delush ambassador Nomfundo Mlaba educated readers about the wines as they enjoyed the selection of rosé, red, white and sparkling wines.
Sis Dolly, advice columnist at DRUM, motivated readers to go out there and conquer – no matter what life throws at them.
The entertainment was superb with Naima Kay, Afro-soul singer Royal Son and DJ LèSoul getting guests on the dance floor. Attendees mingled and won prizes – such as vouchers, Spekko and IMBO hampers and Delush Wines – and one lucky reader walked away with R500, courtesy of Capitec.
The beat goes on at DRUM Live Pretoria at the Southern Sun on 27 July. See you there!
ABOVE: Readers enjoying the treats on offer at the Delush carts. LEFT: Capitec’s Nicky Mbelebele, IMBO’s Lolita Barends, DRUM’s Mathawe and DRUM beauty editor Nthabiseng Makhokha.
BELOW RIGHT: Readers enjoyed a glass of Delush wine as they turned it up throughout the day. BELOW: DRUM deputy editor and host of the event Mathawe Matsapola inspired readers to never give up on their dreams. CIRCLE: Columnist Sis Dolly spoke to the women on the importance of self-love and confidence.
FAR LEFT and LEFT: DRUM Food Ambassador Liziwe Matloha did a demo with IMBO and Crossbow (ABOVE). FAR LEFT: Spekko hamper winners. BELOW and INSET: Chef Zanele Van Zyl cooked up a storm with Spekko.
ABOVE: Lucky readers won several prizes from Capitec, Spekko, IMBO and Delush. IMBO’s Lolita and DRUM’s Mathawe with one lucky reader. LEFT: Delush’s influencer, Nomfundo Mlaba, gave the audience tips on what they can pair their wine with when cooking. BELOW: Capitec’s virtual-reality lounge.
FAR LEFT: DJ LèSoul, on the 1’s and 2’s, had the audience eating of the palm of her hand with her mix. The readers also sang along as Naima Kay (MIDDLE) and Royal Son performed (LEFT).