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You South Africa 6/18/2020

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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
you say

ONE step forward, two steps backwards – that’s what the lockdown feels like sometimes. Just take the opening of schools, for instance: one minute all the Grade 7s and matrics were headed back to the classroom, the next it was only schools in the Western Cape that were ready. Still, by now most schools for kids at the top of the primary and high school food chains have opened their doors – although not all parents have chosen to send their children back. Even though, heaven knows, they must want to after weeks and weeks of lockdown. But for some kids, returning to school is a risk. They may have health issues themselves or there could be someone at home who’s vulnerable. So it’s good that the education department is allowing children to…

3 min.

HOW DOES OUR GARDEN GROW? THERE is positive news in this lock-down. In our block of flats some of us have found the time to talk to one another instead of just giving a hurried greeting and rushing on. Indeed five of us have taken on the gardens in the block. We’ve pruned, weeded, planted and even cut the grass with a pair of scissors! We’ve called ourselves the Lockdown Garden Committee at York House. We now garden together, chat and have a lot of fun! ENID HILTON, CAPE TOWN OPRAH HAS FOLLOWED THROUGH I read with great interest the article about the academy graduates isolating with Oprah (YOU, 4 June) . I must confess that when Oprah opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (Owlag) is South Africa, I thought that she was only pulling…

2 min.
struggling to get by

I’m the sole breadwinner in our family and support myself, two medically and mentally challenged adults, and two children on a salary well below R10 000 a month. As a result of the lockdown, I now work only a few days a month, with a dramatic and corresponding decrease in salary. I’m grateful to still have a job, but my situation, while never good, is now dire. Take into account fuel, prepaid water and electricity, essential medication with no medical aid, meat and groceries and I have a payslip clearly stating, “Not this month, dear!” Perhaps I’m being ultra-sensitive when I come across posts on Face-book saying things such as: “I worked the whole lockdown! Who else can repost?” or “I haven’t lacked for anything through this whole pandemic”. I feel the comments are…

1 min.
in brief

President Ramaphosa addresses the nation in English. Many South Africans don’t understand English. Can’t it be translated into other African languages so everyone can understand? CONCERNED, SMS I was watching the news today. Seeing the long queues at the liquor outlets made me so mad. I want to ask the government: “Why did you have to stop selling alcohol? Look at what you’re doing: causing more people to get Covid-19.” FURIOUS, SMS Regarding the story about the couple who died at a holiday resort, from a leaking gas geyser (YOU, 14 May). This is the fourth story like this I’ve heard. Surely it’s time indoor gas geysers were made illegal and holiday resorts were properly checked out for compliance. CONCERNED, SMS As limited alcohol sales resume, drunk driving will inevitably increase if our government fails to…

1 min.
a journey into space

There’s just something about the universe with all its stars and planets that have kids captivated. And adults too, for that matter. YOU Gateway to Space is the perfect magazine to keep little adventurers occupied, and they’ll learn so much too! This magazine takes a look at the incredible journey to the moon, how spacesuits work, what life is like for astronauts aboard a spacecraft and so much more stuff children want to know. Set a course to fascinating new worlds of information when you download a digital copy at magzter.com.…

5 min.
daddy’s girl

WHEN she was born there was much speculation about who she’d look like. Her mom, with her pillow-lipped pout and long, lithe limbs – or her dad with his blue eyes and tousled locks? It didn’t take long for fans to get their answer: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt is Brad Pitt’s mini-me through and through – and now that she’s just turned 14, the resemblance is stronger than ever. But it isn’t only looks that father and daughter share – the pair have had a strong bond from the get-go, with Brad doting on the first biological child he and Angelina Jolie brought into the world. So it should come as no surprise to hear the actor pulled out all the stops for his precious little girl’s recent birthday – or as much as he…