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You South Africa

You South Africa 7-Nov-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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1 min.
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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, Jéan…

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you say

I HAD a brush with the law last week. I was rushing to deal with a crisis and my phone rang while I was navigating traffic. So I answered it – and next thing a cop was ordering me to pull over. “I had to answer my phone, officer,” I said. “It was an emergency.” “Sorry, ma’am, but you were still breaking the law,” he replied. Can’t argue with that, I thought, sheepishly handing over my phone for its 24-hour confiscation. The next day I went to the traffic department and hung around with the other rule-breakers for my turn at the fine window. “Ah,” said a fellow miscreant. “Cellphone?” “Yes,” I said. “You?” “Warrants,” he said, waving a small stack of papers. It would’ve been easy to jump into a conversation of “why don’t the cops…

1 min.
she made my day

THE shop where I work has a policy that you must greet customers with a smile before asking how you can be of service. Failing to do so is punishable through a verbal or written warning. But the policy doesn’t say anything about how a cashier should respond to a rude customer. One busy Friday morning recently I was unfortunate enough to be serving only rude customers. At about midday a woman came to pay at my till. My spirit was too down to be able to greet her. But she said, “Good day.” And I said, “Good day, Madam.” She asked me if everything was okay as I scanned her items. I said I was okay even though deep down I wasn’t. After I finished serving her she said, “Whatever is troubling you…

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WE SINK OR SWIM TOGETHER It takes a long time to turn around a large ship. Yet many of us expected President Cyril Ramaphosa to produce a miracle and instantly turn around the economy of an entire country, which had largely been captured. This is an unfair demand that set a lot of people up for disappointment. Nevertheless, Ramaphosa has begun many changes and has provided a stability we never knew under the previous president. He needs our support. Whether you’re black or white, left or right, we’re all in this together. If the country struggles, we’re all affected. It won’t help to say, “I don’t care if the boat is leaking on your side,” because we’d all sink together. Pessimistic, defeatist attitudes are contagious and will worsen almost any situation. MARTIN ZAGNOEV, SUNNINGDALE RIDGE SO…

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sussexes under fire

We should all think about why Prince Harry is so protective of his family (YOU, 17 October). He grew up in a family in which he didn’t receive love and protection except from his mother. He was taunted from an early age, with people calling him an illegitimate child. From day one they insulted his wife because she’s not white and is divorced – never mind that his father, Prince Charles, and stepmother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are both divorcés. So let’s leave Harry to protect his family with all his might. He knows more than we do about what he and his brother, Prince William, went through. I’m sure he wishes Diana were alive to protect them. JOBSI, KEMPTON PARK I don’t know how Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, tolerates the relentless criticism…

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in brief

I salute the #ImStaying initiative (YOU, 17 October). It’s the perfect antidote to all the negativity on social media. I love that there are so many citizens who still believe in the Rainbow Nation! We all feel so much more love in this group. LOCAL IS LEKKER, SMS My mom will be turning 100 years old in February and has been an avid reader of YOU since its inception. I buy it for her every week and she still reads all the articles. Looks forward to it! SUE, CAPE TOWN Regarding the drought and global warming (YOU, 17 October), a few thoughts for gardeners and farmers. Plant indigenous trees, cover your soil at all times – our biggest export is top soil – and don’t use artificial fertilisers and agricultural chemicals. These deplete our…