Drew oversees amaBhungane's skills transfer activities in South and southern Africa. A graduate of Wits University, Drew worked as an English and French teacher before entering journalism more than 30 years ago as The Star 's labour reporter. He and has since worked on a range of publications in South Africa and Swaziland. Before joining amaBhungane in December 2011 he served the Mail & Guardian as national editor, business editor and political editor, and before that he worked as an assistant editor and political editor at Business Day . Married with two adult children, his non-journalistic interests include world music, African and European prehistory and cricket.
Consequently they proposed a new system for Africa, the Three-stage System. Clark regarded the Three-age System as valid for North Africa; in sub-Saharan Africa, the Three-stage System was best. In practice, the failure of African archaeologists either to keep this distinction in mind, or to explain which one they mean, contributes to the considerable equivocation already present in the literature. There are in effect two Stone Ages, one part of the Three-age and the other constituting the Three-stage. They refer to one and the same artifacts and the same technologies, but vary by locality and time.