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You South Africa 29 Apr 2021

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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.
life, faith & hope

We went touring in Namibia and did an eight-man kayaking trip with a guide on the Kunene River. We had to negotiate some vicious rapids and the guide gave the crew a challenge: to jump off the kayak into the water, with the knowledge there are hands that are going to reach out to help you get back on again. I took the plunge. At 58, I was the oldest of the crew and I can’t swim to save my life. I got in the kayak without fear, knowing we had safety jackets and a guide who knew the rapids. If I’d stayed put and didn’t trust the guide, if I didn’t have faith in myself and let my fear of the kayak capsizing take over, I would see myself as someone who’s…

4 min.

I’M WRITING this the morning after a sleepless night. I was up thinking of the flames racing across Table Mountain. It had destroyed historic buildings, priceless documents and parts of one of SA’s most famous universities. It also resulted in the injury of four of the hundreds of firefighters trying to bring it under control. And as the notorious Southeaster picked up, so the flames seemed to leap with astonishing speed. With just a small shift or two, my home could be in its path. I started thinking about what to pack if we got the evacuation order. Basics like clothing, masks, medication, passports and IDs were easy to pack. But what about things we’ve loved and cherished over the years? What about the precious mementos that carried memories we’d made? Then I…

2 min.
covid exhaustion

Spare a thought for those unsung heroes, who work endlessly caring for people, saving lives and at times just offering a listening ear. I’ve been a nurse for 39 years and have seen it all during my career. But working through the pandemic in the “Covid tent” has been taxing on the mind, body and soul. We’ve been nursing sick staff, people who are not only our colleagues but also our friends, family and confidants. Treating your own is heart-wrenching as the fear and anxiety can be seen on their faces. A comforting word eased the uncertainty. We are all in this together! We are exhausted and burnt-out but the work must go on. Amid all this it was good to know that people care and understand our plight. Recently, to our surprise, we…

1 min.
in brief

Thank you for all the magazines throughout the years but especially over the past very difficult and lonely year. You have been my only company throughout and brought laughter and tears. The puzzles have kept me busy. God bless you all. DEANNA ISAACS Thank for an amazing YOU Blockbusters No 26. I have been a crossword fanatic most of my life but have never been able to do codebreakers and sudoku, so as soon as I’m finished with the puzzles I like, I pass on the book to a friend. BARBARA WILKINSON, EMAIL I agree 100% with Peter Bachtis’ letter (A time of rebirth, YOU 15 April). Good things can come out of bad situations. Let’s open our hearts to those less fortunate than us. BE KIND, SMS Harry having a nine-to-five job is laughable. It’s…

1 min.
dishes for two!

Cooking for a family of two and wasting ingredients? YOU Cook for Two spares you the tedium of planning dinners, with weekly menus specifically developed so there’s no wasted food to throw away. And the dishes are delicious: how about honey chicken with coleslaw, bobotie pies or apple chutney steaks and mash? You’ll also find a handy shopping list for each week to save you time, effort and money, as well as recipes for freezer-friendly bulk-cooking. Order your copy online at youstore.co.za or contact Johan Terblanche on 021-406-4962 or johan.terblanche@media24.com See your writing or news tips in print! Here are the email addresses you need for submitting material for publication. News ideas news@you.co.za Fiction stories@you.co.za Personal stories web@you.co.za Original jokes chuckles@you.co.za Recipes recipes@you.co.za…

5 min.
his final salute

IT WAS as if the weather gods knew they had to pull out all the stops. After weeks of dismal days, spring burst forth with a flourish, sending blue skies soaring above the turrets of Windsor Castle and bathing everything in a glorious golden glow. And as the procession reached St George’s Chapel, even the hills of daffodils seemed to bow their heads as the world bid a final farewell to the man dubbed the “grandfather of the nation”. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died in his bed at Windsor Castle on 9 April, just the way he wanted to – and those in the know say his send-off would’ve pleased him too. “Philip was ready,” a royal insider told Vanity Fair. “He’d had enough. This is the funeral he wanted.” JUST WHAT THE…