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Her Story | How to start your own detergent range: from an everyday woman who did it

It all started with a YouTube video.

Young entrepreneur Marvellous Langa's dreams were realised after she learned how to make her own detergent through a tutorial on YouTubeIn this episode of Her Story we speak to Marvellous, who is the owner of the detergent brand, Marvellous Chem.

She started her business shortly after graduating with her Chemical engineering degree and has managed to make a success of it by competing in local food retailers with big brands. This is her story.

Gigi Lamayne on becoming a sangoma

She discovered that she was called to be a sangoma at the age of 11.

However, it took rapper Gigi Lamayne years to finally accept that call.

In this episode, she discusses her journey and how it has changed her life.

Miss SA Top 30 contestant Lehlogonolo Machaba on how a beauty queen helped her discover that she is trans

She grew up identifying as gay.

From a rural town with little access to information, Lehlogonolo Machaba couldn't yet understand the difference between her sexuality and gender dysphoria.

One day, she watched a young woman from Nevada, US, compete in the Miss USA beauty pageant. Her name was Kataluna Enriquez and she was the very first openly transgender woman to take part in the history of the event.

This is when Lehlogonolo Machaba knew that she was in fact a woman and later came out as trans.

In this episode, we speak to Lehlogonolo about becoming the first openly trans woman to make it into the Miss SA top 30.

This is what becoming a father at 22 taught me about life (with Bright Khumalo)

He became a father at 22 – and to say he wasn't ready would be an understatement.

With no job prospects, Bright Khumalo had to think and act fast if he was to be a present and active father.

11 years later and three children later, he tells us, he wouldn't change a thing.

In this episode, the now, university lecturer tells us his story and how he was able to settle into fatherhood the best way he could.

Young dads: This is how having a daughter changed my life (with Msizi Nxumalo)

He had his daughter at 27.

With no formal employment, a then, small business and a budding relationship with the now, mother of his child -- it seemed all odds were against him having his first child.

However, Durban-based businessman, Msizi Nxumalo was determined to be a dad, a good and present one at that.

Four years later, he does not for a second regret his decision and tells us his daughter is the most important person in his life.

In this episode of Drum Weekly, Msizi shares how having a child changed his life and what advice he would give to expectant dads.

Can we put our black parents into retirement homes? (with Nicolette Mashile)

Have you thought about where your parents will live after they retire?
Usually, it shouldn't be the responsibility of the child, however, in most communities of colour, parents either do not have jobs or could not save enough for a comfortable retirement.

In this episode of Drum Weekly, journalist Alutho Mbendeni speaks to finance bunny Nicolette Mashile on retirement homes for black people and how you can start saving for your retirement now rather than later.

To rent or buy | Why buying might be cheaper in 2021

Are wondering if you should continue renting or look into buying your first home? We spoke to a number of experts and a young couple who had rented for six years before finally deciding to buy their own home. They share their experience with both and which they found to be cheaper for them in the long run.
Drum Magazine

Living with your parents? You shouldn't move out just yet

Moving back in with your parents does not make you a failure. In this episode Drum's Pam Magwaza speaks with other content producers about never moving out of home or going back when life gets tough. It's an intimate conversation about failure, success and finally finding the strength to live life on your own terms.

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