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You South Africa 7/2/2020

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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
you say

THE lump in my throat that formed when I read Nomangwane Mrwetyana’s letter to Priscilla Giwu wouldn’t go away no matter how hard I swallowed. The pain in the words from Uyinene Mrwetyana’s mom to the woman who raised Tshegofatso Pule is tangible. Nomangwane lost her daughter in brutal circumstances last year and Tshegofatso’s aunt is now experiencing that loss too after her niece was murdered in a death that defies belief. Nomangwane’s moving message to Priscilla (page 10) reminds us that at the heart of all the headlines around gender-based violence are families who’ve lost their daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, aunts, nieces, cousins. They’re not just statistics, not just headlines, not just a face on a protest poster who’ll be forgotten until the next terrible assault or murder. I hope the government’s interventions…

4 min.

LONG TENTACLES OF THE VIRUS AT THE carwash where I work customers regularly bring mealies, rice, wheat or sunflower seeds to feed the pigeons that live around the flats near the filling station. But when lockdown started and the carwash stopped operating, the birds looked confused and hungry. I’m fond of birds, despite being aware of the pathogens from their droppings, and felt sorry for the pigeons that came to land next to me as I was sitting alone eating at a bench. They watched me as I ate. It was as if they were wondering what had happened to all the good people who used to feed them. I decided to give the birds a quarter of the loaf of bread I was having. I know bread isn’t nutritionally ideal for birds but at…

1 min.
women are dying

I write this letter in a very sad state because of recent statistics. Women are being killed like flies. We’re no longer afraid of Covid-19 but of the men we live among (YOU, 25 June). These days we’re even afraid to say that we don’t conform to societal norms because being a lesbian, for example, means I have to be raped to be taught a lesson. We’re scared and we’re not protected by those who claim they love us. FRIGHTENED, EMAIL I feel bad when women lose their precious lives at the hands of men, especially if it’s at the hands of men they know well. The man who seemed to be somebody that you’d love forever now becomes an enemy that steals your life abruptly. Gender-based violence must come to an end now,…

1 min.
in brief

Facebook is often the root of depression, anger and envy. I’ve been Facebook-free for three years now, only keeping a profile for job-hunting and the occasional competition entry. It’s changed my life. I don’t need to see the woes of the world or admire lifestyles and possessions of people I don’t ever speak to. Liberate yourselves! TARYN SKUCE, SMS I got my new YOU Blockbusters No 23 today! Now I’m happy. Thank you! INGA, DURBANVILLE I’m concerned about the hot-headed people who force entry into shops without their masks on and those who refuse to have their hands sanitised. I wonder what needs to happen first for them to get the message into their thick skulls. Perhaps they need to catch coronavirus themselves or see their relatives dying of the disease first before they…

1 min.
it’s cold outside

That chill in the air can mean only one thing: it’s time for hearty feel-good food to warm the soul! What better dish than a scrumptious stew? YOU The 100 Best Recipes: Stews is filled with all sorts of yummy potjies and one-pot wonders that are nutritious and sure to have your family asking for seconds. How about lamb shank potjie or creamy chicken curry for supper? There’s even delicious warming puddings. Get a digital version at magzter.com and have access to these easy-to-prepare recipes on the go.…

12 min.
so who is the real melania?

‘They see their roles differently. Melania prefers to stay deeply private. Ivanka has sought from the earliest days of the administration to define her role as an adviser and policymaker’ FOR years she’s been consideredthesilent,long-suffering sidekick to her in-your-face, over-the-top husband. But there’s a lot more going on behind the sphinx-like façade than many know, a new book reveals. In The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story Of Melania Trump, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Mary Jordan paints a very different picture of the woman who’s inspired #FreeMelania memes – and the first lady clearly has more steel in her spine than she shows. In the book, of which the title is a nod to US president Donald Trump’s own book The Art Of The Deal, America’s first lady is a force…