FEEL GOOD: 7 uplifting and inspiring stories to brighten up your day


And while we are consuming more news to stay informed, it’s hard not to focus on all the Covid-19 info.

Every other news headline leaves our hearts feeling even heavier as the current pandemic continues to plague our country and the world. Now, more than ever, we are pleased to share our round up of feel-good stories, hoping they’ll leave you feeling lighter and inspired.

What it takes to start your own law firm, according to a 25-year-old KZN woman who did it

Not many people have the courage to leave their jobs to start new ventures. For 25-year-old Sne Mthembu it meant leaving secure employment to start her law firm. Shortly after being admitted as an attorney of the high court (legal practitioner), Sne took a leap of faith to make the life of her dreams. 

Sne Mthembu. (Photo:Supplied to DRUM)
Sne Mthembu. (Photo:Supplied to DRUM)

‘What I do is a gift’ – SA’s first black female orchestra conductor

She’s the first black female orchestra conductor in SA and on the continent – and she’s on a mission to tell African stories through classical music. Hers is a story that many women in male-dominated sectors can relate to. For Ofentse Pitse, being a conductor is far more than a job, it’s a calling that has given her life purpose and meaning. We are in awe!

Ofentse Pitse
Ofentse Pitse (PHOTO: Drum)

From a career in the SANDF to styling for Forbes Woman Africa – Free State woman's dream came true  

The recent Forbes Woman Africa is a monumental one. But it's not only the people featured that have an incredible story to tell. Bontle Mogoye, the woman who styled the cover stars, has her own story to tell. Here, she shares her unbelievably inspiring tale of how she managed to achieve one of her dreams.

Bontle Mogoye. (Photo: Supplied to DRUM)
Bontle Mogoye. (Photo: Supplied to DRUM)

From failing matric to becoming a commercial agricultural businesswoman at 25

For 25-year-old commercial agricultural businesswoman Siphesihle Kwetana, entering the agricultural industry seemed both far-fetched and unattainable when she didn’t pass matric. She shares with us how a chance encounter and hard work put the wheels of her destiny into motion.

Siphesihle Kwetana. (Photo:Facebook)
Siphesihle Kwetana. (Photo:Facebook)

‘She’s now able to tell us what shoes she wants’ – family of three-year-old girl who had successful deformity-correction surgery

They were a mom and dad with a dream to see their daughter walk on her own in a pair of pretty shoes. Now their precious little girl is proof that dreams do come true – and testimony to the fact parents should sometimes stick to their instincts, no matter what medical professionals tell them.

Bring your box of tissues closer, this one set off the waterworks.

How this local seven-year-old started his hand-sanitiser business after learning about coronavirus

When seven-year-old Nkosana Buthelezi learnt about Covid-19 in school, he felt a sudden rush of concern. After realising South Africans were purchasing hand sanitiser at a dizzying rate, a business idea came to him.

His parents said they were “proud of their son for not only his brilliant mind and business-savvy, but also for his thoughtfulness and kind nature”. How sweet!

Nkosana Buthelezi
Nkosana Buthelezi (PHOTO: Supplied)

Cape Town traffic officer buys homeless people food during the Covid-19 pandemic

After the announcement to bring the country under nationwide lockdown, thousands were flooding to supermarkets to bulk-buy groceries and essential items. For Siphelo Msamo, his biggest concern was about what the homeless people in Cape Town would do since they relied on begging from the people who were now having to self-isolate. So, he took matters into his own hands.



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