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You South Africa

You South Africa 14-Nov-19

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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you sa

EDITORIAL TEAM EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Charlene Rolls DEPUTY EDITOR Nicola Whitfield ASSISTANT EDITORS Wendy Stelzmann, Jane Vorster, Sandy Cook NEWS EDITORS Almari Wessels (Cape Town), Hilda van Dyk (Gauteng) PRODUCTION EDITOR Alfie Steyn ART DIRECTOR André Smith CONTENT PRODUCERS Kim Abrahams, Nici de Wet, Robyn Lucas, Lesego Maja, Lesego Mkhize, Gabisile Ngcobo CELEBRITY EDITOR Lindsay de Freitas COPY EDITORS Lynn Ely (chief), Liz de Villiers, Illana Frantz, Thando Ndabezitha, Chez Pool, Sandra Visser SENIOR PICTURE RESEARCHER Kelley-Anne De Beer LIFESTYLE Petro-Anne Vlok (editor), Vanessa Holies (office manager) FOOD Carmen Niehaus (editor), Esther Malan (asst editor), Carmen Petersen FASHION Wagheeba January (editor), Jarred de Kock (asst) BEAUTY Nthabiseng Makhokha (editor) FICTION Lynn Ely, stories@you.co.za EDUCATION Sandra Visser COPY COORDINATOR Maxine Peters PRODUCTION MANAGER Jacques du Plooy LAYOUT & DESIGN Adele Brinkhuis, Shanice Daniels, Tertia du Plessis, Kelly Grande, Azeemud-Deen Jacobs, Nicole Jones, Neil Krynauw, Melanie Smook INFOGRAPHICS Michael De Lucchi REPRODUCTION Kurt Ohlson,…

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you say

EVERYBODY loves a winner but that doesn’t fully explain the euphoria that swept South Africa when the Boks thrashed England in Japan. The collective cheer that went up around the country, crowds bursting into renditions of the national anthem and Shosholoza, people hugging complete strangers – that wasn’t just about a team of beefy guys putting up a great fight on the field. For a country battered by bad financial news, politically at odds and struggling against seemingly hopeless odds to make things better, it was just what we needed. A simple message that was loud and clear: we truly are #StrongerTogether. As captain Siya Kolisi so eloquently put it, “We can achieve anything if we work together as one.” If we can use that spirit of our world cup heroes, show…

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never give up

WITH exams in full swing there’s been a lot of emphasis on offering learners tips on how best to study for them. In light of the suicides that often happen at this time of year among teens who can’t cope with the stress of it all, I think we should rather be giving them advice about how to handle it if they don’t do as well as they’d hoped. Failure isn’t the end of the world. Walt Disney went broke seven times and suffered a nervous breakdown – and look at all he achieved. Colonel Sanders had to travel around America for almost two years trying to persuade restaurants to buy his chicken recipe. More than 1 000 of them rejected it. But today, who hasn’t tasted the delicious KFC? Thomas Edison was…

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MY INSPIRATION Jabu left his decimated village close to Victoria Falls because both he and his family were suffering under the weight of the failed economy of Zimbabwe. His mother had taught him to thread beads and create beautiful artworks when he was a child. He crossed the border into South Africa, seeking a better life and a chance to earn enough money to feed , clothe and educate his young family back in Zim. Every day he sells his goods on the pavement in front of my restaurant, and the excitement he displays when he makes a sale is contagious. It’s high fives and hugs all around because every cent he earns makes a difference to a young child who sees his father only once a year. Jabu epitomises the entrepreneurial spirit…

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sad family rift

My heart absolutely goes out to you, Celeste Nurse (YOU, 24 October 2019). What a raw deal you seem to be getting from your daughters. You’ve suffered the worst kind of loss – first, having a child ripped from your family and second, your girls turning on you. There’s no handbook on how to deal with life after a child has been kidnapped and I’m sure you did your best. Cassidy, celebrating Zephany’s birthday every year was your parents’ way of trying to cope with an impossible situation. Sorry if that caused you some hurt but maybe it’s time to understand what they were going through. Zephany, how is it that you can forgive Levona, the one responsible for all this heartache to start off with, but your own mother, who has had…

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in brief

After reading My Child’s Dad is a Monster (YOU, 24 October 2019) I applaud Mariaan Wessels for standing up for herself as a woman and a mother. It takes great courage to face the world. No matter how daunted you feel, Mariaan, you are tough and powerful. Be strong for your son. Life and people can be horrible at times but you can make your dreams come true. Have faith. CARMEN ZOUTSENBERG, EMAIL It saddens me every time I read on your letters page of women complaining about their mothers- and daughters-in-law. My late mother-in-law was an absolute angel, a soft-hearted generous woman who suffered so badly from asthma that she passed away at the age of 42. Life is really short and while there may genuinely be daughters- and mothers-in-law from…