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You South Africa 10-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 recently spent several hours at a hospital waiting for my mother to be treated in the emergency room after an accident at her home. During my time there I saw many things. The patience of parents waiting up to seven hours for a sick child to be attended to. The devotion of a young guy helping a friend, bleeding profusely from a head wound, to the bathroom. The raw grief of a family whose loved one had just passed away. The clinical efficiency of mortuary men wheeling a body out into the dusk. Yet the scene that will stay with me most is this: at one stage my sister and I went outside for some air and saw a man in a hospital gown, shackled at the ankles, walking around the…

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winning letter

‘Hyper or not, Busy Bee certainly livened up the glum waiting room’ A BREATH OF FRESH AIR LIKE an animated busy bee, the little yellow-clad girl darted from one person to another in the hospital pharmacy waiting area. Her speech was a constant nonsensical chatter that she shared with everyone, be it a serious student, a grouchy grandpa or a mother with a baby. With her bright brown eyes, lopsided grin and swinging hair she broke through many barriers. Busy Bee’s mother shepherded her as best she could and explained to us that her daughter suffered from a form of meningitis and she’d had two strokes before her third birthday. She was on mood-stabilising medication that wasn’t proving to be effective. Hyper or not, Busy Bee certainly livened up the glum waiting room. Some of…

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VOICES OF ANGELS The Ndlovu Youth Choir did South Africa proud on America’s Got Talent (YOU, 3 October). Just for a moment we could forget all the doom and gloom surrounding the economy, corruption and violence to listen to their voices soar. They showed the world what our country is made of and even put a smile on grumpy Simon Cowell’s face. Well done! JESS, DURBAN LANGUAGE GAMES I’m Afrikaans and after filling in many Afrikaans crosswords, I started to find them too easy. Then I saw your YOU Blockbuster 2019 winter edition and on a whim decided to buy one and give it a go. It went slowly at first but as I progressed it got easier and much to my surprise, I mastered most of them with the exception of a few words. My only…

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fun facts for kids

Did you know a lion’s roar can be heard up to 8km away, soldiers used to live inside the Great Wall of China and there’s a wasp that can beat a tarantula in a fight? YOU Did You Know? No 3 (R57) has a bumper animal section divided into big and small creatures, a plant section including the insect-eating Venus flytrap and a make-your-own section perfect for staving off boredom. Order your copy online at youstore.co.za or contact Johan Terblanche on 021-406-4962 or johan.terblanche@ media24.com and have it delivered to your door. Do you have ideas for us? See your writing or news tips in print! Here are the email addresses you need for submitting material for publication. News ideas awessels@media24.com Fiction stories@you.co.za Personal stories mystory@you.co.za Original jokes chuckles@you.co.za Recipes recipes@you.co.za…

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kids behaving badly

I recently visited a family friend and was so embarrassed by the behaviour of her children aged five and seven. We were watching TV when the older child decided to change the channel just like that and put on cartoons. The mom said nothing. At dinnertime the child took a piece of meat from my plate and laughed about it. Again my friend said nothing. When I later mentioned her kids’ behaviour my friend seemed to think it was funny. Let’s teach our children to respect older people and punish them when they misbehave. When you discipline a child, it doesn’t mean you hate the child. It simply means you love them and want them to be respectful and have good manners. NONDUMISO, COSMO CITY My grandson’s school had a civvies’ day recently and…