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You South Africa 14 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

1 min

ARE we going to be okay? I’ve heard this asked over and over in the past few days as the reality of 2021 kicks in. It’s often the last in a series. What will happen to the economy? Will our industry survive? When are things going to change on the health front? How are we going to turn things around? There aren’t easy answers. Nobody can say exactly how the economy will be affected, which industries will make it, if the vaccine is going to come fast enough to make 2021 a better year than 2020, and what the plans are for a successful turnaround. As for whether we’ll be okay – some of us won’t be. Many have lost the ones they love most, or have lost jobs and homes. And…

4 min

I WALKED AWAY FROM ABUSE I THINK that the problem with gender-based violence is that many men don’t consider themselves abusers and so they don’t see themselves as part of the problem. My late husband would scream into my ear until it was ringing. He’d hide my wallet and car keys and return them a few days later when he was fed-up with doing the school run and errands. With an abuser, it’s all about control. But had you called him an abuser he would’ve denied it vehemently. One day when he was shouting and swearing at me, I looked at my children. They were oblivious and just carried on with what they were busy with. This was normal. I realised then that I needed to make a change. For me, yes, but…

1 min
a plea for kindness

With our Christian festivities behind us, let’s not forget the suffering of others. Not only is there a desperate need for food and shelter from a large percentage of South Africans, an additional and real problem is the exploitation of the poorest by a sector of South Africans. As an example, families are being forced to live in garages and being charged in excess of R4 000 a month. I fail to understand how this can be allowed and serious intervention by the Human Rights Commission is needed. How many readers took the time to share food with the people of our country that were in dire need of help over the festive season, and how many readers donate a monthly food parcel to local churches and shelters? To the kind souls who…

1 min
in brief

I was so touched by the article about Dr Ugur Sahin and Dr Ozlem Tureci (YOU, 17 December) that I read it twice. They have such dedication and are so principled. We owe them so much. I’m quite sure that they’ll be awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine next year. Our thanks to them. JILL CROSLEY, EMAIL Love: be it, don’t just say it. Give it, don’t just get it! FERN, SMS I have to laugh when I hear “celebrities” moaning about having had to home-school their precious diddums. What about the teachers at school with 25 or more kids in a class? What would we do without dedicated teachers? SCHOOL MARM, SMS We’ve just returned from a fantastic road trip to and from the Cape. I’d like to commend the SA National Roads Agency for…

1 min
make a fresh start!

A new year doesn’t guarantee an end to problems, but it can be the start of new ways to deal with stress. YOU Wellness is dedicated to helping you function at your best by paying attention to the five pillars of health – physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual. It’s packed with expert advice and tips from celebs on how to stress less, move more, eat well, sleep soundly and connect deeply so you can live your best life. Get a digital version on magzter.com, or order a copy at youstore.co.za or through Johan Terblanche on 021-406-4962 or johan.terblanche@media24.com and have it delivered.…

8 min
a fresh start

‘You can’t pick and choose what you do when it comes to the institution. Either you’re in or you’re out’ ONE whole year. That’s how long it’s been since Harry and Meghan dropped the bombshell that rocked the royal family and sent shock waves around the world. The golden couple were quitting The Firm. They wanted a future where they called the shots, decided where to live, how to spend their time and make money. They’d had it with the constant scrutiny, the rules, the protocol and being told what to do and when and how to do it. And so they upped and offed and are now living in Santa Barbara, California, where their neighbours include Oprah Winfrey and the sun shines on average 283 days a year. It hasn’t all been about basking…