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You South Africa

4/9/2020

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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
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52 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
you say

WE’RE now well into our lockdown period and it feels like we’re starting to adjust to our new normal. But this issue is anything but normal – it’s the first edition of YOU put together remotely, with our teams scattered across Cape Town and Johannesburg. I’m so proud to work with such an incredibly talented bunch of people. They’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure you’re able to read this magazine despite trying to get ready for a lockdown and dealing with all sorts of technical challenges. It’s such a privilege to work with a team so dedicated and determined to make sure you’re able to get your weekly fix – please give them a little thanks as you flip through these pages. We’re also delighted that after initially saying we weren’t…

3 min.
letters

DON’T GO IT ALONE I SUFFER from chronic depression. Over the years I’ve sunk in and out of suicidal thoughts. It’s strange how, even though you’re intelligent enough to know you’re not the only one going through something like this, you still feel as if you are. I recently joined a group of women. We’ve registered a cooperative together. It’s amazing what being part of this group has done for my self-esteem. I’m an introvert and I don’t leave the house unless I’m going to drop off a CV somewhere. What I’ve learnt from going to meetings and talking to these women – some of whom have achieved amazing things – is that you can’t do it on your own. You have to ask for directions and guidance from those who are already ahead of…

2 min.
stand together

Some problems are beyond human control. The coronavirus is an example of that. When we’re confronted with such challenges, we have no choice other than to rely on our instinct and on the experts to do the right thing. We need to have faith and trust the human body to respond as best as it can when there are no quick and easy solutions. Stressing and worrying aren’t good for our immune response. Take a stress “pill”, such as listening to music or reading. Get in touch with your inner soul and your loved ones. Don’t despair. Don’t give into panic. Let this pandemic serve as a reminder that human life is precious and it’s vulnerable. Those of us in good health must be grateful and spare a thought for the millions of…

1 min.
in brief

I was shocked to see a woman demonstrating how to wash your hands on the TV news. All the while the tap was left open and the water was gushing out. Be waterwise, please! TAPS OFF, SMS To Shirley who complains about cashiers licking their fingers to open plastic bags (YOU Say, 26 March), be proactive and take your own bags when you shop. I buy the tough bags supermarkets sell that have proper handles, and they last for ages. JUST SAYING, EMAIL Shirley, why are you still using plastic bags? And why don’t you pack your goods yourself ? PAT, MILNERTON Companies that need to downsize may want to look at job-sharing before retrenching. In that way all workers will earn half instead of half earning zero. SAVE JOBS, SMS Folks, in these troubled times be aware…

1 min.
two’s company!

Cooking for two without wasting ingredients can be a challenge, but with our new magazine, YOU Cook for Two, it’s as easy as pie! There are weekly menus developed so there’s no wasted food. And the dishes are delicious – how about honey chicken with coleslaw or apple chutney steaks and mash? You’ll also find a handy shopping list for each week to save you time, effort and money on your next grocery run. There are also recipes for freezer-friendly bulk-cooking so you’ll have a quick meal at hand. Order online at youstore.co.za.…

6 min.
sussexes take flight

IT’S the disease that spares no one – neither princes nor prime ministers, Hollywood stars or elite athletes. Whole cities are ghost towns as a quarter of the planet’s population exists in a twilight world of lockdown, life as we knew it whisked away by an insidious illness that will change the globe forever. And yet still it seems one couple have managed to soar above it all – and Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have been criticised anew as they put the wheels of their new life into motion. Back in Harry’s home country, the UK, things are in turmoil. His father, Prince Charles (71), has tested positive for Covid-19, as has prime minister Boris Johnson. Harry’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth (93) and Prince Philip (98), have been spirited away…