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You South Africa 10 Jun 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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Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

6 min
a trip down memory lane

SCOTLAND and its people have always held a special place in royal hearts. It’s where the queen spent much of her childhood and where she returns every year for her summer break at her beloved Balmoral estate, often with many members of her family. It’s also where Prince William and Kate Middleton began their fairytale romance. And so, when the couple returned to St Andrews University in Edinburgh – the place where they met and fell in love – during their mini-tour of the country, royal fans let out a swoon of sentimental delight. Ah, how lovely to see them back in the place where it all began. Even their office at Kensington Palace couldn’t resist a little reflection when they announced that the couple, who celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in April, would be…

6 min
her heart will go on

IT’S GOING TO BE ABOUT AN ENERGY, ABOUT STARTING AGAIN, ABOUT LIVING AGAIN’ SHE was on stage barely a month after her husband died and didn’t stop in the four years that followed. A sell-out Las Vegas residency, a showstopper performance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, a 28-date tour of Europe and Canada, the release of a French-language album, a newfound love of avant-garde garb that dazzled crowds at high-end fashion shows – Celine Dion was all go, go, go. Then the pandemic arrived – and for the first time since she lost her beloved René Angélil (73), her husband of 22 years and the driving force behind her music career, she had to confront her grief. Gone were the flashing lights, the adoring fans, the punishing schedule. And in their place…

5 min

THE DATING SCENE Hannah: Whatever happened to that couple who met in the revolving door? Peter: I think they’re still going around together. CHAUFFEUR SERVICE A schoolteacher carefully explains the story of Adam and Eve in the children’s Sunday school class. Afterwards, the children are asked to draw some pictures to illustrate the story. Little Timmy draws a picture of a car with three people in it. In the front seat, behind the wheel, is a man and in the back seat, a man and a woman. The teacher is at a loss to understand how this illustrates the lesson of Adam and Eve. But Little Timmy has an explanation ready. “Miss, this is God driving Adam and Eve out of the garden!” MONEY SENSE Two ladies are walking down the street when they come across a frog. The frog…

4 min
daggernose shark

IT LOOKS scary and its name is just as scary. But in reality the relatively small daggernose shark (Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus) isn’t a threat to people at all. In fact, the opposite is true: it’s critically endangered because human activity is threatening the survival of this unique shark species and it might well become extinct because of us. AVERAGE SIZE The daggernose is quite small – it grows to about 1,5m long and weighs about 13kg. HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION The daggernose shark’s natural habitat is the shallow, tropical waters off the north-east coast of South America, especially between Venezuela and Brazil. Daggernose sharks also like habitats such as river mouths where the water is muddy. DIET They prey mostly on schools of small fish which occur close to the shore, such as mackerel, herring and anchovy. SNOUT The shark’s…

2 min
kim and kanye move on

IT’S been three months since Kimye ground to a halt and divorce papers were filed. Now the exes are wasting no time moving on. KIM KARDASHIAN (40) has been hitting the party scene but isn’t “looking for anyone right now”, insiders say, while KANYE WEST (43) has been romantically linked to Russian model IRINA SHAYK (35). Irina, whose ex and baby daddy is actor Bradley Cooper, has a long history with Kanye. She starred in the music video for his hit 2010 track Power and a few weeks ago she was spotted in a $200 (R2 800) DMX tribute T-shirt designed by Ye with fashion house Balenciaga while out with her and Bradley’s daughter, Lea (4). If the dating rumours are true, those close to Kim say she’s “not upset, or even bothered”, The…

1 min
cicadas emerge after 17 years

After 17 years in hibernation, feeding on sap from the roots of plants underground, a batch of periodical cicadas has emerged in the eastern US. The insects have been named the Brood X cicada by entomologists, scientists who study insects, and are thought to belong to the locust family. The winged creatures are harmless and have come up after all these years to mate. They spend about four weeks breeding then go back into the ground. The cicadas are expected to return to the surface again only in 2038!…