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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.
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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.

What is the cost of a perfect life? (with Angela Makholwa)

Can true love and extreme wealth truly co-exist? What does it cost to live a seemingly perfect life? Bestselling author Angela Makholwa talks with section editor Pam Magwaza about her new book, Critical But Stable, how we should talk and write about black wealth and if true love can be found in extreme wealth.

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