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You South Africa 14-Mar-19

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I CONSIDER myself to be fairly organised – mostly on the work front. I’m not as good with life admin, I must admit, but I’m generally able to juggle a few balls without many tears. I’m not sure I could survive the microscheduling trend though. The thought of planning every single minute of my day makes me break out into a cold sweat. I probably wouldn’t be able to in any case but still – I don’t think I’d want to. By the sounds of it, this new system for boosting productivity works for some and there’s benefit to it, especially if you have many tasks and tend to procrastinate. Of course, a friend and colleague pointed out Bill Gates, a fan of microscheduling, probably doesn’t have to deal with a fraction of…

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winning letter

THE GIFT OF GIVING I DROVE home feeling so heavy about the inconsiderateness and disrespect of some people. But then I read the article about Home Affairs heroine Nosipho Mkhupheka (YOU, 28 February) and it really helped to broaden my perspective: the way she doesn’t just send tired waiting people home, but helps them. This implies caring service and selflessness. All of us must try to be as helpful (and tolerant) as we can, even if it means some sacrifice. We should be careful not to equate give and take with swop or exchange, that you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. If our minds run along this track, it’s small wonder goodwill is in short supply. To help without anticipating reward is true giving. Today you can use filters that make…

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BRISTLING ABOUT THE BOLD I’m furious after reading the article about The Bold being taken off our screens (YOU, 28 February). To think that now SABC wants to scrap our beloved soapie. First it was Days of our Lives; now they’re trying The Bold. What are we supposed to watch? Rubbish such as #WTFTumi and Trending SA? SABC, stop advertising that the “right thing to do” is to pay our TV licences. The right thing for you to do is not to scrap The Bold. Rather scrap the rubbish you’re planning to put on, or get someone else to do programme scheduling. HUGE FAN, EMAIL It seems SABC is still using Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s tactics! Thumbs down to them for wanting to scrap the Bold. EISH, SMS A TALE OF TWO FURRY FRIENDS I read the article on grieving…

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the eskom debacle

This whole debacle at Eskom is ridiculous (YOU, 28 February). My husband was at Kusile last week and there was plenty of coal there. While he was being shown around there was a grinding noise and iron filings were collecting on the floor in front of them. The engineer standing by didn’t know what to do. Surely if he was a proper engineer he’d have known? It seems people aren’t properly trained or qualified to hold the positions they’re in. No wonder we have a problem with our electricity if all the power stations are overstaffed and underutilised because of ignorance. My husband was back there yesterday and the whole place was shut up because of strikers and so it goes on and on. Bad management is why we’re having power problems in SA. This…

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in brief

I commend Jason Goliath for not wasting money on a lavish wedding (You 28 February) to enjoy a great holiday, and wish them well. But wearing jeans and trainers in a church is not on! They could’ve just dressed smartly in God’s house! NOT IMPRESSED, SMS Amanda, I think you’re missing the point about invisible work (YOU Say, 28 February). Some of us have lovely partners who just don’t pull their weight around the home and with children. We don’t all want to rush off and divorce just to struggle along. It’s 2019 not 1950. CONTENTED, SMS Thanks, YOU, for my illustrated New Testament Bible . It’s greatly appreciated. ELMO GOOSEN, ROSENDAL I must compliment your reviewer for an excellent, succinct review of the astonishing film The Favourite (YOU, 28 February). The movie shocked me at…

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how do they do it!

IT SEEMS everybody who is anybody is part of this club these days: the big Five-O, the half-century milestone, the decade that used to be considered dried up, over the hill and one step away from being put out to pasture. But no longer. Thanks to a breed of age-embracing, practically flawless women, turning 50 is no longer something to be baulked at. Middle-aged spread? Menopausal middles? What’s that again? These days the fabulousat-50 club is the one to aspire to. SANDRA BULLOCK The lowdown It’s safe to say the Oscar winner is in the best shape of her life. According to Trevante Rhodes, who starred with Sandra in the creepy thriller Bird Box, she’d show up every day before set in her workout gear then throw herself into work energised and upbeat. How she…