Last night’s DRUM 60th birthday party was studded with some serious South African stars, with the likes of Winnie Mandela, Pabi Moloi, Lucas Radebe, Uyanda Mbuli and several stars from TV shows such as Generations, Selimathunzi and All Access in the audience.
With entertainment provided by acts such as Umoja, Boom Shaka and Zahara, it was clearly a designed with glitz and glamour in mind.
In honour of its 60 year history, and its undoubted importance in the lives of so many South Africans, the awards, DRUM honoured legends, past and present, with a selection of prestigious awards that went to icons in the South African history.
Posthumous, in recognition of a DRUM legend who is no longer with us – Dolly Rathebe, the first ever DRUM pin-up girl.
Living Legend, a legend still delivering the DRUM beat – Legendary photographer, Alf Khumalo.
Timeless Beauty, always and forever a favourite – jazz musician Thandi Klaasen.
Rising Star, someone who has inspired us and readers – actress and singer Thembi Seete.
Ubuntu Award, where we say “siyabonga” to those who have made a difference – Gcina Mhlope
Couple To Look Up To, an award to show that we believe family is the backbone of our society – musicians Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu.
Behind The Scenes, in recognition of those who are never in the limelight but whose work has an impact on our lives – creator of the much loved soapie Generations, Mfundi Vundla.
DRUM icon, someone whose work and sacrifice is our heritage – the legendary Winnie Mandela.
“It really was a magnificent evening and it was an honour to welcome an icon such as Winnie Mandela,” says DRUM editor, Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa. “It is a night and a birthday that DRUM will not forget and we thank all the celebrities and icons who joined us for the occasion.”
PHOTO: The legendary Alf Khumalo
PHOTO: The iconic Winnie Mandela
PHOTO: Penny Lebyane
PHOTOS BY DRUM PHOTOGRAPHER, TUMELO LEBURU