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You South Africa You: Did you know? 2018

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.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
homework just got easier

Give your primary school kids a head start on school projects and assignments with YOU Homework Done! We’ve done all the hard work for you. There are 29 illustrated articles on topics from the school syllabus. WHAT’SINSIDE? • Bees • The Big Five animals • The human brain • Muscles • SA’s world heritage sites • Oceans, deserts and clouds • Mars • Ancient Egypt and so much more HOW TO ORDER DIGITAL Order a digital copy at mysubs.co.za CALL 021-406-4962 EMAIL shop@you.co.za with the name of the title you’re looking for in the subject line GO TO youstore.co.za and order your copy online…

2 min
from the editor

I WAS reading to my six-year-old one evening when she asked what makes her bedroom light switch on. I replied without much thought that Eskom switches it on and went back to the story, but she wasn’t satisfied, “but why does it go on when I press the switch”. I remembered it had something to do with positives and negatives and circuits but couldn’t really answer so I opted for distraction. Soon after that work began on the second issue of YOU Did You Know?, and I was so pleased we could include an illustration on how an electric circuit works. It was so simple to understand. That’s what this magazine is about, it answers those questions kids love to ask and parents don’t always have the answers to. You know the…

1 min
how it works

SHOP FORTOPICS ▪ Go to classroom.you.co.za, select the grade your child is in and search via subject or simply type in the topics your child needs more information about. You can preview the articles first.▪ Add your selections to the cart. Each article costs R10-R15. Proceed to checkout SECURE PAYMENT PROCESS ▪ Choose your payment option: credit card transaction or electronic funds transfer (EFT).▪ If you select the credit card option the content will be available for download immediately. You’ll also receive an email with links allowing you to download later.▪ If you select the EFT option you’ll receive your purchases and links once the payment reflects in our account. DOWNLOAD YOUR CONTENT ▪ Your purchased content will be available as PDFs.▪ To open and read the PDFs you’ll need Adobe Acrobat on your computer.…

6 min
wilderness survival guide

YOU’RE LOST! NOW WHAT? ▪ First things first – don’t panic! If you run around in a distressed state, chances are you’ll get even more lost. ▪ Look around – are there any familiar landmarks such as a hill or tree? Often these can help you reorient yourself and get back on the right track. ▪ Don’t wander too far from where you are. Chances are someone in your hiking group has realised you’re missing and they’ll send someone to find you. ▪ If you know how to get back to the spot where you wandered off the trail, try to get back. If you have no idea, rather stay put. ▪ The rescuers still haven’t shown up and you’re getting thirsty. When you look for water make sure to leave markers along the way.…

7 min
danger! wrong way!

CAN’T YOUJUSTSLEEP ON THE GROUND? You could but it would significantly reduce your chances of survival. A good shelter is important for various reasons. ▪ It protects you from the elements − rain, snow, wind and the sun. ▪ You can’t be seen as easily by wild animals or other intruders. ▪ Having a warm place to sleep provides comfort and means you can rest, allowing you to focus on important things such as finding food and water. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Where you build your shelter is important. ▪ If you’ve found a water source, try to build the shelter nearby (but make sure the ground is dry). That way you don’t have to waste precious energy fetching water. But be aware of animals that use the water source. ▪ If you’ve been involved in a car or…

4 min
animal senses

DOGS SIGHT Dogs can see colours, but mostly greys, as well as some blues and yellows. Their vision is not as sharp as ours, but they can detect the slightest movement much better than we can. They can also see better in dim light. HEARING Dogs hear very well. They can hear things from a great distance, for instance, they can hear people down the street long before they get to your house. That’s why some dogs are good watchdogs. They can also hear much higher sounds than we can. SMELL This is probably dogs’ strongest sense. They can smell up to a million times better than us. That’s why they’re used to find missing people, drugs, bombs, people buried in the snow and can even detect cancer! CATS SIGHT While humans can see much further than cats, cats…