Stein has a humour that is halfway between a poet’s and a clown’s.
— Times Literary Supplement


Read about Sylvester’s books here, including his once banned satire, 2nd Class Taxi, and the autobiographical Who Killed Mr Drum? which tells of his time as editor of DRUM.

The Drum Story

Here you can read the story of DRUM during the 1950’s and read about the cast of characters that made this campaigning magazine renowned throughout the world.

Sylvester Stein's Story


Here you can read about the long and varied life of this writer and journalist and anti-apartheid campaigner.


The Sylvester Stein Fellowship

The trust to support the Fellowship was set up in 2016, from money donated by friends and family of Sylvester. It is used to support the development of talented southern African journalists with a focus on the promotion of human rights and social justice in the region. So far, three awards have been made. Read more…

You can help support pioneering and courageous journalism in southern Africa by making a donation to the Sylvester Stein Fellowship fund. Don't forget to put in the message box: for the Sylvester Stein Fellowship.