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You South Africa 04 Feb 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
who needs a beach?

‘I’ve been blessed with so many wonderful trainers that push me every single day to make sure I do my best’– Shudufhadzo Musida Our beaches may be closed, but that hasn’t stopped our gorgeous Miss SA, SHUDUFHADZO MUSIDA, from flaunting her beautiful body in a bikini – and with the amount of work she puts in, it’s no wonder she looks so good! While most of us are fast asleep, you’ll find Shudu hard at work in the gym at 4:30am. “It takes a lot of discipline, if I’m being honest, but I’m trying,” she tells YOU. The beauty queen does everything from intense muscle training to cardio and Pilates classes. Of course it helps that there’s a gym just downstairs from her penthouse apartment in Central Square, Sandton. “I’ve been blessed with so many…

1 min
in brief

When calling a person who says they’re hard of hearing please speak slowly, loudly and clearly instead of mumbling and hanging up. One day you might be in the same boat! LG, CAPE TOWN I believe it would be good if the people who manufacture coffins made the head section from acrylic glass. It’s clear, so we can be assured that that is the body of our loved one. SYLVIA, MITCHELLS PLAIN Well said, Bob Gillies (YOU Say, 21 January). Save our planet before destroying another. WENDY, MIDRAND The only way to show friendliness to strangers these mask-wearing days is with an eye smile! MOXIE, EMAIL Agriculture is the way of kicking out hunger and empowering the poor. Growing your own vegetables doesn’t only save you money but also ensures that your family will eat healthily. It can…

1 min
over the top

CUTE CAMIS Summer-ready camisoles in popping colours and fun prints are a great addition to any wardrobe. They can be worn as is or layered if you’re doing work video calls. THE COLD SHOULDER This trend is still all the rage, and a good way to add dimension to any look. Opt for ruffles or a simple strap for that something special without much effort. SASSY SHIRTS A summer shirt is a versatile addition to any wardrobe. Simple and comfy silhouettes are the focus. Opt for pops of colour, satin, neutrals or petite prints. OFF-THE-SHOULDER The feminine silhouette of the exposed shoulder is perfect for summer! It pairs well with any accessory and simple jeans or denim cut-offs. T-SHIRT TIME Tees are a must-have basic for sunny days. Simply match your favourite jeans with a statement T-shirt and you’re…

2 min
knock off 10 years in 10 minutes

Before LORA NEEDS A LIFT! Lora Baccini’s days in the sun have caught up with her. At the age of 55, she has uneven skin pigmentation, sun damage and dark circles under her eyes. “I love time in the sun, especially on holidays,” she admits. RULE #1 The older you get, the more important eye makeup becomes Frame your face with soft eyebrows and defined eyes. Fill in eyebrow gaps with a brow powder close to your natural shade. Apply in light feathery strokes and defuse with a cotton tip. Next, using a black or dark brown kohl pencil, draw a line close to the lashes flicking upwards at the outer corners. Blend again. Try MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow Pro Palette in Cork, R280, to fill in brows; and Maybelline Colossal Kajal Eyeliner Argan Oil,…

1 min
most outrageous designs, collaborations & inspirations

The yellow platform at Balenciaga’s spring/ summer 2018 show. In 2018, New York streetwear store Alife collaborated with Crocs on three limited-edition designs. The most expensive sold for $600 (then R8 400) and featured Jibbitz of the Big Apple’s famous landmarks. Los Angeles brand PizzaSlime worked with Crocs in 2019 to make just 50 crossbody Crocs bags, which sold for $300 (R4 200) each. KFC X Crocs sold out in minutes – and, yes, they looked exactly as you’d imagine. Some say the design of Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy Foam Runner, which was launched last year, was inspired by Crocs.…

5 min
brave new wired world

IF EVER there was a year when con- sumers embraced technology on a big scale it was 2020. Of course, many were dragged into the world of bots and megabytes thanks to the multiple lockdowns and restrictions that kicked in last year. For some it was tricky – but for many it was a revelation. And given the way things are going right now, embracing technology will become an even bigger thing in 2021. We look at some of the trends making waves around the world. AS A SERVICE Some refer to it as Software as a Service (Saas), others as Everything as a Service (Eaas) but it’s pretty much the same thing and refers to how a great deal of the tech we use these days is a service offered by software…