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You South Africa 17 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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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

6 min
so happy to be home

WHAT a ride it’s been. When the Miss Universe crown was placed on her head in December 2019, a year of meeting people, going to far-flung places and sharing her message of love, peace and hope lay ahead. But life had other plans. Instead of jet-setting around the globe, Zozibini Tunzi found herself holed up in New York as the pandemic ran rampant. However, she made the best of it, leading online discussions and using her soothing voice and gentle wisdom to comfort people. The pandemic also meant a delay in the crowning of her successor – and that means Zozi now holds the record as the longest-reigning Miss Universe ever. The title was hers for 467 days but her rule has finally run its course – and to the beauty queen’s…

15 min
here’s hunter!

AS I began writing this in November 2019, I sat in the centre of a political firestorm. The president of the United States was smearing me almost daily from the South Lawn of the White House. He invoked my name at rallies to incite his base. “Where’s Hunter?” replaced “Lock her up!” as Donald Trump’s go-to hype line. If you wanted, you could even buy a Where’s Hunter? T-shirt directly from his campaign website – $25 (then R350), sizes small to 3XL. Not long after, Trump supporters appeared outside the gate of the private house I was renting in Los Angeles with my wife, Melissa, then five months pregnant. We called the police to shoo them away. Yet threats – including an anonymous text to one of my daughters at school, warning…

6 min
now i can grieve

IT ATE away at her. Day and night, the pain, guilt and self-loathing consumed her –her three-year-old son was dead and everyone believed it was all her fault. She was the one who’d driven over him. “It cut me to the bone when I picked up the newspaper and read that I was the one who’d killed my child,” Bernadette Small tells YOU. Her son, AJ, was outside playing on the family farm near Koppies in the Free State on that fateful day in 2017. A short while later he was found lying unconscious and badly injured in the driveway. He died soon afterwards. Nobody witnessed the tragic event and because Bernadette (31) had got behind the wheel of her car shortly before it happened, she and everyone else assumed that she’d run…

8 min
dressing with care

I CAN’T help it – I’m looking for Sylvie whenever the creaking wooden gate is pushed open and another guest arrives. Over the sea of heads of those who’ve already arrived for this special party and around the corner of the newly built conservatory where the security light shines into the snaking alley, I search for my old friend. I think: she’ll be here soon, rushing and apologising to everyone as she sweeps into the garden on a cloud of her favourite Gucci perfume. The daylight’s already fading and with the disappearing sun, the warmth soon evaporates. I shiver. If this was the usual family braai I’d be wearing jeans and a warm fleece. But it’s a special occasion tonight and so I’ve dressed with care. The air is coated by the braai’s…

3 min
our rad dads!

BY JODY-LYNN TAYLOR & KIM ABRAHAMS ACTOR ANTON JEFTHA & DAD ANTON 3 life lessons your dad taught you ○ How to be a man who puts family first. ○ He’s always worked really hard and still does – this has showed me the importance of hard work to provide for those I love. ○ I grew up watching him sing and perform, so this could explain why I’m now in the performing arts. I used to be in awe seeing him on stage, so I’d say he taught me to put myself out there and shine. 2 things you have in common ○ We have similar tastes in music, especially old ballads and artists. We have so many mannerisms and traits in common, it’s scary sometimes. I think that’s why we also butt heads from time…

1 min
bad news

‘SEA SNOT’ IN TURKEY THREATENS MARINE LIFE A thick, slimy substance on the surface of the Marmara Sea in Turkey has marine biologists on high alert. The so-called “sea snot” covering parts of the inland sea, a completely landlocked body of water, can attract viruses and bacteria such as E. coli. It forms after long periods of warm temperatures when microscopic plants grow at a fast pace from feeding off nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus in the water, which could suffocate the plants and marine life.…