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You South Africa


You has a simple recipe for success – spoil your readers and give them exactly what they want. It’s part of everyday life for more than 2 million English-speaking South Africans, filled with excellent articles which interest, inform and touch readers. There are human dramas, medical and scientific discoveries, general interest news, consumer issues, fashion and glamour. And don’t forget the interesting fiction, sport, motoring news, craftwork, recipes, home and school projects, crosswords and exciting competitions. It’s an irresistible combination, and everything is presented in a well-finished, colourful magazine.

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52 Issues

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1 min.
you sa

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Charlene Rolls DEPUTY EDITOR Nicola Whitfield ASSISTANT EDITORS Wendy Stelzmann, Jane Vorster, Sandy Cook NEWS EDITORS Almari Wessels (Cape Town), Hilda van Dyk (Gauteng) ART DIRECTOR André Smith CONTENT PRODUCERS Kim Abrahams, Nici de Wet, Robyn Lucas, Lesego Mkhize, Gabisile Ngcobo, Cher Petersen, Lesego Seokwang CELEBRITY EDITOR Lindsay de Freitas COPY EDITORS Lynn Ely (chief), Liz de Villiers, Illana Frantz, Thando Ndabezitha, Chez Pool, Sandra Visser SENIOR PICTURE RESEARCHER Kelley-Anne De Beer LIFESTYLE Vanessa Holies (office manager) FOOD Carmen Niehaus (editor), Esther Malan (asst editor), Carmen Petersen FASHION Wagheeba January (editor), Jarred de Kock (asst) BEAUTY Nthabiseng Makhokha (editor) FICTION Lynn Ely, stories@you.co.za EDUCATION Sandra Visser COPY COORDINATOR Maxine Peters PRODUCTION MANAGER Jacques du Plooy LAYOUT & DESIGN Adele Brinkhuis, Shanice Daniels, Tertia du Plessis, Kelly Grande, Azeemud-Deen Jacobs, Nicole Jones, Neil Krynauw, Melanie Smook INFOGRAPHICS Michael De Lucchi REPRODUCTION Kurt Ohlson, Jéan Koegelenberg, Rodney Frudiger, Anthony…

1 min.
you say

IT’S easy to feel despondent. Unemployment, taxes, loadshedding, crime – the list of negatives goes on and on. But every now and then it pays to step back and count the positives. I was reminded of this the other day when I was bemoaning the woes of the world to a friend. Stop it, she said. Instead of harping on about how terrible everything is, why don’t you write down three things that make you feel good? Okay, I said. Truth is, I have a lot to be thankful for: I have a job and a roof over my head, I eat every day – all things I pretty much take for granted. But I thought of three other things that make me happy: being able to be on the beach in…

1 min.
winning letter

I’M A YOLDIE! I READ with interest your article about the new term “yold” and the tips for how to remain active as you age (YOU, 13 February). I related especially to the advice regarding not turning your home into a place to hide from life’s difficulties. One is inclined to do this as it seems easier not to be socially or physically active. I’ve resolved to join a walking club, have joined a book club and have spiritual interests that I’m mentally and physically involved in. It brings me into contact with people from various cultural and social backgrounds. Reading also helps to discipline the mind. And keeping a daily and nightly routine is also important. Thank you, YOU, for an uplifting and informative article. A WORK IN PROGRESS, EMAIL TALK TO US • Email letters@you.co.za •…

3 min.

AND REPEAT! Unbeknown to my wife, I activated the voice recorder button on my cellphone the other day while she was speaking to a friend on her phone. In the seven minutes of her conversation, she said “you know” 29 times. When I played it back to her she was horrified. But to the reader who “gets so irritated” at repetitions such as this (YOU Say, 16 January), I prefer to remember all the millions of other valuable things about my wife. It would be impossible for her to change that habit at the age of 68 anyway. I will just say that if the word “ja” was banned, the interview time of sportsmen would be halved! DENNIS, EMAIL KEEPING UP APPEARANCES I glance at the mirror as I walk past. Readjust my hair in the…

2 min.
who’s really at fault here?

After reading the letter from the reader whose husband is being hounded by a woman whose own spouse is away from home a lot (YOU Say, 6 February) my reaction was, “Oh, please!” While I was working I had several junior employees over the years in my office very agitated and in tears due to those “kind, caring and compassionate” individuals who were blatantly sexually harassing them. My advice to Camilla is: talk to your husband, who’s sending out signals that he’s available. I’m sure the “third-cog lady” would be bothering Camilla’s man even if her husband wasn’t away. When my husband and I retired 10 years ago we quickly realised we’d never survive on our pensions. Work opportunities were scarce so he had no choice but to take a job that entailed…

1 min.
in brief

If only all humans represented what Joaquin Phoenix spoke about in his Oscar acceptance speech, what a wonderful world this would be. GAIL BRINK, MONDEOR Regarding the SMS from BJ (YOU Say, 13 February), South Africa stopped making our own everyday products when the unions started ruling the country. Their constant demands are bringing the country to its knees and costing millions of jobs. None so blind as those who will not see. GLENDA, SMS What’s up with the creepy parties Kylie Jenner throws for Stormi (YOU, 13 February)? An inflatable gigantic face of her? Inflatable mini-pillows shaped like her face? It’s just creepy. SHUDDER, SMS I’ve always been impressed by Carte Blanche’s Devi Sankaree Govender. On reading her story (YOU, 13 February), I’m full of admiration. You go, girl! MARLENA, SMS What happened to the 6 to…