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You South Africa 8/13/2020

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.

A FRIEND once told me time passes faster as you get older. There’s an actual scientific reason for it related to how we process the passing days. I thought of this again this week when it struck me how quickly August had arrived. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older. Maybe time is warped as we continue our lives with a devastating pandemic raging on. We’ve been through two seasons in lockdown, with spring tantalisingly close. But what will this season, traditionally a time of renewal and fresh beginnings, bring this year? Will it still have the promise of a lovely day that an early sunrise brings? The same delight in sprouting leaves and crisp air? It’s strange to think I’ll probably only see my colleagues again when it’s time for short-sleeved shirts and…

4 min.
my wonderful surprise

THANK you, thank you to YOU for the best magazine out there. I’ve followed YOU from the start. My grandchildren always ask for the magazine and then the mags get passed on to elderly friends. This year I wasn’t able to share my 80th birthday with all my family but I got this happy surprise in the form of a message: “Mom, your weekly copy of your favourite magazine, YOU, will be delivered to your door weekly for a year, lots of love Shaz and Lyn”. This message came on a card filled with homemade hearts and flowers. I’m so grateful. So while there were no family with whom to celebrate, just knowing they were thinking of me and speaking to them made up for eating, drinking and making merry! Thank you, YOU.…

1 min.
toll of alcohol

The article about how alcohol affected trauma units (YOU, 30 July) made me look deep into how South African youth drown their future in liquor. Youngsters are only interested in partying all night long. Those who have fancy cars drive around in them in search of better drinking spots. It’s high time we wake up to the fact that we’re busy bearing children who are looking up to us for inspiration. Do you think children will have a good foundation watching their parents drinking irresponsibly? Abusing alcohol and drugs as a way to forget our problems will never make them disappear. If anything, the behaviour will only make them worse. A drug addict or alcoholic isn’t mentally or physically fit to tackle life’s challenges. Together we have the power to make South Africa a…

1 min.
in brief

I agree with the letter from Molly regarding teachers (YOU Say, 23 July). But don’t forget, these same teachers have to still teach online with the pupils at home, so it’s double preparation. They should receive double pay! JUST SAYING, SMS How much more of our hard-earned money is going to be thrown at SAA? Give it up! It’s a dead end street. WENDY, MIDRAND Regarding your article about life on the frontline (YOU, 16 July), my sincerest gratitude goes out to Dr Karienya Kas- valu and her colleagues nationwide for their selfless dedication. This pandemic has put a strain on so many professions and the bravery of our doctors, nurses and support staff must be lauded. Thank you also to every shop assistant, petrol attendant, driver and every person who renders an essential…

1 min.
diy fun for kids

Keep the kids entertained with boredom-busting activities that’ll help them destress, boost creativity and learn! We’ve packed YOU Make Your Own with awesome experiments, crafts and recipes. They’ll have hours of fun as they make a working torch, yummy ice cream in a bag, stretchy glow-in-the-dark slime, and so much more. Get your copy in stores, 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. You can also purchase a digital version at magzter.…

13 min.
our side of the story

‘The book will upset the queen, alienate every other member of The Firm and the palace and entrench the rift between Princes Harry and William’ IT’S being punted as their true story – a tell-all that’ll finally dispel the many rumours and misconceptions that plague them. The book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family claims to “finally set the record straight” on the embattled couple. The book, written by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, delves into intimate details of the Sussexes’ journey leading up to their decision to exit The Firm and embark on an independent life in America. “The story is familiar to all of us now, but this is the first time we’re really hearing it from Harry and Meghan’s perspective,” says UK royal…