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You South Africa 17-Oct-19

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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EDITORIAL TEAM 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) PRODUCTION EDITOR Alfie Steyn ART DIRECTOR André Smith CONTENT PRODUCERS Kim Abrahams, Nici de Wet, Robyn Lucas, Lesego Maja, Lesego Mkhize, Gabisile Ngcobo 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 Petro-Anne Vlok (editor), 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,…

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I LOVE the Rugby World Cup – although in the spirit of full disclosure I should add I don’t know all that much about the game itself. I wouldn’t know a ruck from a maul if it happened in my living room and the rules have me stumped. Except for the forward pass one: a player throws the ball ahead of him and if his teammate catches it he’s in trouble. I get it. I also know the ref is rarely, if ever, on our side and if we lose it’s usually his fault. But there’s something about the whole spectacle that’s just so great, starting with the national anthem. Watching Siya and the boys, arms around each other, faces turned towards the heavens, tears streaking down their cheeks as they sing…

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winning letter

SMALL WONDER LAST Thursday, during my lunch hour, I stood in the foyer of my company’s building and gasped in sheer amazement! There before me was a little black caterpillar, crawling innocently along the floor. It was in that moment that I breathed in life’s meaning amid all the madness and negativity in South Africa. To see something so small calmed me. A creature so fragile made me realise that there is positivity despite all of our country’s suffering, turmoil and pain. Luckily, a passerby quickly scooped up the little caterpillar on a tissue and placed it safely outside. May this be something to ponder – just how fragile and fleeting life is and that one should appreciate each and every moment! Thank you, little caterpillar, for having brought meaning to my day. NICOLE GAMAROFF,…

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A MOTHER’S PAIN The tears ran unchecked down my cheeks as I read Nandia Neethling’s description of how lovingly she prepared her son, Dylan, for his cremation (YOU, 3 October). I know parents in mourning are inclined to bury their beloved children with a favourite toy, but Nandia took it one step further by rubbing his lifeless lips with lip balm, and even went as far as gelling his hair. I cannot imagine the agony she was going through as she touched her only child for the very last time. One can almost feel the love as she lovingly performed these last tasks for a child who never should’ve died, especially in such tragic circumstances. I don’t even want to mention the man who called himself a father – a coward who cold-bloodedly…

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sparing the rod

The ruling outlawing corporal punishment (YOU, 10 October) deals with spanking but there are many other forms of violence that children are subjected to by their parents. These are emotional, psychological, financial and total parental neglect. In my many years of counselling children, I’ve come across several instances where parents bully their defenceless young children by screaming at them and instilling the worst form of fear into them for the most insignificant and bizarre reasons. Most children came to see me for symptoms such as bedwetting, nightmares, school refusal and a range of unexplainable symptoms, such as headaches, stomach cramps, anxiety and even depression. No amount of corporal punishment will resolve defiant behaviour if the underlying issues aren’t addressed. That doesn’t mean that children mustn’t be taught discipline. This can be done most effectively…

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in brief

Learners struggle to find work with a matric certificate, so how will a Grade 9 certificate help them? Accept it, people: the better your qualifications, the better your chances to get work. GEORGE, SMS Sassa should be challenged for demanding the husband’s bank statements when the wife applies for pension. INDIGNANT, EMAIL Karma always catches up with cheaters and liars. Just give it some time. HAPPY EX, SMS Thank you, YOU, for my signed copy of Jo Nesbo’s new book, Knife. I was to host our book club at the end of August and it was on my list of books to buy. What a surprise to win a copy! After I’ve read it I’ll put into our book club’s library for all the ladies to read. LIZA, DURBANVILLE My five Rs in my fourth industrial revolution: recycle,…