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You South Africa 07 Jan 2021

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

2 min
turn a closet into study spot

We added hooks to the inside of this wardrobe door – perfect for hanging coats, hats, ties and bags To create the desk top, we installed a wide shelf at desk height (73 cm from the floor) and added a narrower shelf on top of the desk to serve as a storage. A few cork tiles applied to the wall with double-sided tape serve as a handy pinboard. We applied a thick strip of chalkboard vinyl to the inside of a wardrobe door – ideal for budding little artists or for older kids’ notes. A cupboard handle installed upside down keeps chalk handy while a stapled elastic band holds the duster. STOCKISTS BONDIBLU 011-794-5447; BUILDERS 0860-284-533; CNA 0860-692-274; GAME 0861-4263-2273; HOME ETC 011-476-3224, 021-551-3311; MRP HOME 0800-212-535; MRP SPORT 080-021-2535; PEP HOME 086-073-7000;…

1 min
famous birthdays

CAPRICORN ON RECEIVING GIFTS They love an occasion – the more formal the better It’s the quality of the gift that counts, not the money Gifts should show a sense of respect and thoughtfulness You can’t go wrong with a branded purse, wallet or handbag They’ll like a beautiful coffee-table book on watches and jewellery Second-hand gifts are lost on classy Capricorns Slapdash or humorous gifts won’t be appreciated.…

1 min
my brilliant friend season 2

Drama. This Italian series (with English subtitles) follows the lives and friendship of two girls, Elena Greco (Margherita Mazzucco) and Lila Cerullo (Gaia Girace), as they navigate the complexity of growing up in Naples in the ’50s. Each season is based on a book in the four-part Neapolitan Novels series by Elena Ferrante, and season 2, subtitled The Story of a New Name, will keep you glued to the screen. The show gives viewers an unfiltered look into the socio-economic differences between people in different income classes. Even with subtitles, the script and acting stir emotion and make it nearly impossible for viewers not to care intensely about the characters. Although the story is set 70 years ago, there are still many aspects of the characters’ lives that resonate today. My Brilliant Friend is a…

6 min
intle’s special day

SHE was born with a rare condition where eyelids don’t develop and skin grows from the brow to the cheeks. But Intle Nqayi has more insight into her place in the world and her future than many people with perfect vision. This young woman has crept into the hearts of hundreds of people thanks to her gentle charm, positive attitude and refusal to let anything get her down. So it’s not surprising that her 21st birthday party is a major event. A large tent has been erected in Oliver Tambo Street in Manenberg, Cape Town – and friends and neighbours are all invited. The road has been cordoned off and cars are forced to take a detour to avoid the festivities. Intle is coming of age – and what a journey she’s had. YOU…

4 min
ask dr louise

Write to Dr Louise, PO Box 39410, Moreletapark 0044, or email info@drlouise.co.za. WHY HAS NEARLY DYING CHANGED ME? Q Two months ago I was in an accident and seriously injured. If it hadn’t been for the paramedics I would’ve died that day. I have some scars but have essentially recovered. What worries me most is how much this experience has changed me. I’m 25 and used to be a party animal before the accident, never thinking about tomorrow. I was self-centred and quite a “hard” person who had little empathy for others. Now I’m much less sociable and my friends and I are unable to gel. I find them uncaring and only focused on fun. I even changed my job – I used to work as an escort but no longer want that sort…

5 min
from hollywood with love

IT’S tough enough to make a marriage work at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. Even the happiest husband and wife will agree that spending long periods together during lockdown has been challenging, perhaps even more so for couples living in the public eye. The pressures of fame have ruined many Hollywood marriages – but not all celebrity couples are doomed. Some have made it through cheating scandals, addiction and even divorce and have come out stronger on the other side. These unions serve as a reminder that marriage can last, even in a place as shallow as Hollywood. Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas YEARS TOGETHER 20 KIDS DYLAN (20) AND CARYS (17) HOW THEY MET Cynics said the 25-year age gap was too big, but Michael (76) and Catherine (51) proved…