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POSTED 2019/08/05

Drum Live Pretoria turned in on in July!

We all have hopes that one day we will be debt-free, one day will learn how to cook, one day we will be able to take better care of our skin…

What if “one day” can be now?

The #DRUMLive event in Pretoria empowered us to take easy steps immediately to live our dream lives now.

The “fine” in finances

Are you really fine? Do you look at a pair of shoes and think “it’s fine, I will spend less on food this month”? Do you read the fine print when you apply for credit?

Saving money matters! Yet, somehow, it always seems as if it disappears week by week. We all know what it feels like when you have too much month left at the end of your money.

Nicky Mbelebele is Capitec Bank’s Consumer Education Officer. Here are her top tips to have enough money reaching month-end:

Be honest about your budget! Get your bank statements and go through each transaction to see how much you spend on clothes, food, entertainment, savings, etc. Be honest about the R30 KFC meal here and the R35 Steers Panda Meal there. We don’t budget for these expenses at the beginning of the month. But these small amounts can easily add up to a few hundred you could have saved.

So, is it possible to live debt-free? Join us at the next Drum Live events in Johannesburg (28 September) and Port Elizabeth (26 October) to find out!

The “ooh” in food

With Spekko, rice doesn’t get better than this! One of our favourite chefs, Zanele van Zyl, shared a delicious and fragrant hot rice salad recipe. Everyone when hmmm!

Bonus tip: chef Zanele’s favourite rice to cook with is Basmati rice because it’s easier to cook with.

Drum Magazine’s Food Ambassador, Liziwe Matloha shared an impressive Lentil Curry Hand Pie recipe, and we were surprised at how easy it is to make!

You will need:

  • 1 cup IMBO red lentils, rinsed
  • 2 ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric
  • ½ garam masala
  • ¼ tbsp pepper
  • Salt ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 roll puff pastry
  • 1 egg for brushing
  • Flour for dusting


  1. Bring a pot of the chicken stock to a boil and add IMBO lentils (you may choose to soak it overnight prior to cooking).
  2. Add the curry, turmeric, masala, pepper and salt.
  3. Cook the lentils covered for 35 minutes on medium heat. Once the lentils are cooked through and no longer choky, add the peas and mix.
  4. Set the pot aside to cool down the filling.
  5. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut out circles of about 10cm in diameter. Transfer the circles to a greased baking sheet.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200˚C.
  7. Spoon 1-2 tbsp filling over the one half of the pie, about 2 cm away from the edges.
  8. Close the other side over the pie, wet your finger and use the water to seal the edges.
  9. Then, turn the edges over back onto the pie, and seal by pressing a fork all the way around the edge.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. Makes 6 hand pies.

The “you” in beauty

Drum Magazine’s Beauty Editor, Ntabiseng Makhoka shared some of her best beauty secrets. Her number one rule is to take care of your skin before your care about your makeup!

A few other tips include:

  • Don’t share makeup brushes/makeup tools. It’s unhygienic.
  • Gel nails don’t give your natural nails time to breathe, hence they break. Give your natural nails enough time to breathe before you apply a new set of gel nails.
  • Don’t iron your hair! The blades of your flat iron and clothes iron are made from different materials to serve their specific purposes. Your hair won’t be able to handle begin ironed with something that is used for clothes. It’s too hot!
  • Invest in proper (yet affordable) skincare and establish a routine. You don’t have to break the bank to have flawless skin.
  • Make sure you know what’s in the products you put on your face! A little research will go a long way.
  • Change your pillowcase regularly.
  • Ginger is anti-ageing, helps with spots and blemishes, tones your skin, and will give you a refreshing glow. Garlic has allicin which helps kill bacteria causing acne. Turmeric reduces dark circles, soothes dry skin, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and keeps bacteria causing acre from spreading.
  • Sunscreen will prevent sun scream!
  • Social media has set an unrealistic bar. Don’t compare yourself to others. You are you and not someone else for a reason.
  • Hydrate! Water is life.
  • Only apply fake eyelashes as a treat and be willing to spend a little extra for quality! Cheap glue will ruin your natural lashes. Rather treat yourself 3 or 4 times a year with individual lashes.
  • Blackheads are some of our worst enemies. Invest in a proper exfoliator, whether it’s a sponge, chemical peel or any other home product.

The “us” in music

Music motivates us. Music moves us. Music unites us. Some of your favourite artists, including Cici, Kelello and Kid Tini turned it on!

Liteboho Molise shared her life story and we were truly blessed by her presence. Did you know she grew up in the mountains of Lesotho? She is proof that you can do anything you put your mind to, even if it’s against your family’s advice. Follow your heart!

The “win” in wine

Of course, we couldn’t help ourselves… a few lucky attendees won their favourite Delush Wines to celebrate the weekend with!

Attendees also enjoyed the entire wine range with some sweet treats! Here’s a party tip for you:

Pair Delush Natural Sweet White with macadamia nougat
Pair Delush Natural Sweet Rosé with caramel popcorn
Pair Delush Natural Sweet Red with Turkish delight
Pair Delush Sparkling Rosé with strawberry macarons

One of our beautiful sales representatives shared the story behind Delush Wines: to produce a stylish, sophisticated, and affordable wine to turn it on. Did you know that it’s a product of Orange River Cellars (ORC)?

We cannot wait until the next Drum Live events! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to know when tickets will be available via Computicket. If you attended Drum Live in Durban or Pretoria, please tag us on social media @DelushWines. We would love to hear from you!

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