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You South Africa 15 Apr 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.

HERE we are on the threshold of winter again. Where did the summer go? Somehow it seems to flash by faster each year – although I am well aware of the fact I say this every time the nights start to come earlier and the lovely morning light takes longer to creep in through the kitchen window. There’s a lot to like about winter – warm soup, thick socks, more of an excuse to snuggle on the couch with a good series. But loadshedding might make it a bit tricky to stay warm and entertained as winter kicks in. Eishkom. On page 18 we try to explain why the lights still keep going off and just where the company that’s meant to protect us from the dark keeps failing. We South Africans…

1 min.
‘i missed his last call’

My ex-husband and I became good friends after our divorce. On 3 December he celebrated his 60th birthday and 5 December was my birthday. He called to congratulate me and unfortunately I missed the call. I’ll be eternally sorry. How could I ever have guessed it would be his last call to me? Unbeknown to me he’d started feeling ill and was admitted to hospital on Christmas night and unfortunately passed away on 3 January. We never spoke about dying and I’m struggling to come to terms with his untimely and sudden death as we never had a chance to say goodbye and I couldn’t attend his funeral. I miss him so much every single day, but I’m grateful that his suffering is over. Covid is so real and it saddens me when…

3 min.

BRING BACK THE BOLD! The Bold and the Beautiful has just ended on South African screens yet again, this time after a short period on DStv channel 141 Eva. There have been petitions to save the show and many of us have been emailing DStv and Multichoice. I received one response from DStv. All they were able to say was that there hasn’t been any interest in airing the show from the network channels on DStv. No interest? How about the fact that there are almost 18 000 fans in SA on the official fan page The Bold and Beautiful Ones from South Africa and more than 31 million loyal fans worldwide? Last Friday marked 34 years that The Bold has been on TV. And the event was live on Instagram. DStv and…

1 min.
so disappointed in oprah

I can’t get over how selfish and nasty Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are. And Oprah has gone right down in my estimation (YOU, 1 April). Meghan went in to the royal family thinking they’d change for her and didn’t like it when she was the one who needed to do the changing. That’s when she decided to take Harry and Archie away from their birthright. She’s a selfish, self-serving person and I think the royal family are well rid of both of them. Diana would be spinning in her grave if she could hear Harry making her the excuse for what he’s done. Long live the queen! NORA, PRINGLE BAY I agree with Kevin Meineke that Oprah conducted a kangaroo court (YOU Say, 1 April). I’ve always admired her but lost…

1 min.
in brief

Earth Hour should happen once a month. Imagine how much could be saved with such little effort. Save our planet. WENDY, MIDRAND What an incredibly talented artist Michael De Lucchi is. I enjoy his illustrations in the fiction stories. DAWN, HEENAN To all the women whose husbands cheated on them and then want another chance: please don’t give it to them. I stayed with mine but I’ve realised I can’t forgive him. I’ve reached the stage where I feel as if I want to vomit when he walks through the door. I deserve better. ANDILE, ESTCOURT When will our government respond to reports that South Africa now has the world’s worst road carnage ? Every day’s delay costs more lives. RICHARD BENSON, SMS In response to SJ’s letter (YOU Say, 11 March): you miss your mom and wish…

11 min.
the enthralling life of sharon stone

‘I’M FINALLY ABLE TO NOT ONLY RECEIVE LOVE FROM MY MOTHER BUT TO LOVE HER IN RETURN’ SHE’S one of those stars who brings old-school glamour back to Hollywood – she’s eternally beautiful, sizzlingly sexy and has an aura of serenity few younger stars can match. She’s also famous for a certain flashing scene in Basic Instinct, a move that both scandalised and titillated early ’90s cinema-goers and three decades later remains one of the most-talked-about scenes in Tinseltown history. But there’s a whole lot more to Sharon Stone. She’s the ultimate survivor–andher jaw-dropping new memoir drives that home with a serious punch. The Beauty of Living Twice reveals the shocking incest and abuse she suffered as a child, her experience of Hollywood’s often toxic and misogynistic culture and her harrowing stroke that left…