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You South Africa 11 Mar 2021

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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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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min.

When President Cyril Ramaphosa took the country from adjusted alert level 3 right down to level 1, many breathed a sigh of relief. It means the economy has opened up more – and heaven knows we need it, with a staggering 7,2 million people out of work. But it’s also a little scary. The day after the adjustment, roads were busier than they’d been in months. In a sweltering Cape Town, the beaches were packed. It may be easy to be lulled into a sense of security – numbers are down, the vaccine rollout has slowly but surely begun, the sun is shining. But the horror of the second wave is still fresh in our minds and the threat of a third wave is hovering like a tsunami, waiting for an…

4 min.

HOLD ON, BABY! MY ELDERLY mom, an avid YOU reader, saw the letters written about the royal tour to South Africa in 1947 and would like to share her own story. My grandmother was heavily pregnant with my mom when the royal family procession passed through the town of Springs on the East Rand in April 1947. She was standing in the crowds waiting to see the royals when she went into labour. Despite pleas from her family she refused to go home to meet the midwife until she had seen them come past as she really wanted to catch a glimpse of them. Once she had seen them, all went well and my mom was born on 2 April 1947. She was named Elizabeth Margeret Carr after the two princesses. My great-grandmother sent…

1 min.
a torrid year for matrics

Dear 2020 matriculants, congratulations to everyone who made it and hard luck to those who didn’t. We all know that last year was a very hectic year because of Covid-19. It was even more difficult for you as matriculants as you were having to decide your futures. You had to spend a couple of months at home without going to school and ended up studying from home. Even though some of you didn’t make it, remember you can still go back to the classroom and take advantage of this second chance you have. Be calm, find closure and don’t be angry with yourself because you still have a very bright future ahead of you. In Sepedi, we say, “Sa tema ke go bušeletša” which simply means that repeating can make you a success. Keep well…

1 min.
in brief

Spunky women to inspire us all in the 11 February issue of YOU: Dr Anne Biccard, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Linda Pietersen, Yulia Navalny, Qiniso van Damme, Soozi Dinnie, Ellouise van Vuuren and Rebel Wilson. Thanks, YOU! FH, SMS How I hate supermarkets that offer savings only if you buy two items. Please consider people who can’t afford to buy two or for whom one item is sufficient for their needs. A saving on single items would benefit many customers. MARY, BENONI If that’s the routine Rafael Nadal goes through before he serves then I’d love to be a fly on the wall when he has sex. COLIN SCOTT, SMS I just wanted to submit feedback on the logic puzzles section in YOU Blockbusters No 25. I love them! I need more of these. They are…

6 min.
i had brain fog and put on 5kg

SILKY hair, long slim limbs, washboard stomach, perfect pores, serene smile – all this and then some belong to the goddess of wellness, Gwyneth Paltrow. Even those who love her sometimes have to agree she’s annoyingly perfect and ridiculously successful, having made a fortune peddling products as outlandish as candles that smell like her down-there bits and necklaces that double as sex toys. So it’s safe to say there was a certain amount of Schadenfreude when she made the recent announcement that she’d put on weight in lockdown – and now that she’s in her late forties, she struggled to lose it too. It wasn’t like the old days when you decided to drop a couple of kilos and – voila! – they’ve melted away, she said. “I gained a lot of weight over…

5 min.
two shots, then the car went over

IT’S a sunny day in Herolds Bay. The school holidays are over and the crowds have left the popular Garden Route village. Here and there, local residents wander down to the shops or enjoy having the beach to themselves again. In a local restaurant two elderly women are having coffee. Nicky van Niekerk and her partner, Lesley Briscoe (both 75), arrived here the previous week in their white Mazda. The women, from Krugersdorp in Gauteng, had been looking forward to their holiday. They told friends and neighbours in the Featherbrooke Hills retirement village where they lived that they’d visit friends and family in George before heading to nearby Herolds Bay for a beach break. After booking into a local guesthouse, they called their neighbour, Anita Richards, who was watering their plants while…