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You South Africa 24 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.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min

SOCCER is a big deal in our house. My husband loves it and when Euro 2020 was postponed last year because of the pandemic, he was sad. The Euro tournament is the world’s third-largest sporting spectacle after the Olympics and the Fifa World Cup so when it opened, a year late to socially distanced crowds, it was a big deal. You always expect something to stand out in major sporting events – young stars rising through the ranks, some controversy, upsets here and there. But it was something else that had everyone talking after one of the games during the opening weekend and it had very little to do with the actual game itself. Denmark’s Christian Eriksen, just 29 and seemingly in peak physical condition, collapsed during the match against Finland and…

1 min
winning letter

LIGHTS OUT? LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE! We used to dread the daily (and sometimes twice daily) doses of loadshedding then we discovered “reminiscing”. So, instead of gazing at a blank screen for two hours, counting the minutes until we see our favourite shows, we started reminiscing about things we’ve done in the past – the good, the bad and the not so good and bad while drinking a nice glass of wine in the glow of candlelight.At night, while I’m trying to get to sleep, I think about all the things we can reminisce about – at age 88 (him) and 87 going on 88 very soon (me), we certainly have a lot of reminiscing to do. So now we can’t wait for the next load-shedding. Try it – it’s such…

3 min

POLITICIANS COME AND GO I was disappointed in your article about the Democratic Alliance (YOU, 10 June). People come and go in political parties, they leave and move on for a many reasons – for greener pastures, for other parties, to focus on personal life, for reasons of health and wealth or because perhaps they couldn’t handle the heat in the political kitchen – but the essence of the party they joined remains. Why zoom in on race when most people in our beautifully diverse country don’t see things through racial lenses? Ours is a young country and an overwhelming majority of folk strike up friendships, relationships and professional interactions that are free of the old hang-ups of race. Churn in all organisations is often good and when some move on, others fill…

1 min
vaccines and masks

I’ve heard complaints about the slow rollout of the Covid vaccine. I just want to share what a pleasant experience I’ve had! On Friday I received an SMS from the health department advising me to be at the Mediclinic between 8am and 10am on Monday. I received my first dose and was out by 9am. Shortly afterwards I received an SMS confirming the vaccine had been administered and that I’d get a further SMS to confirm the date of the next dose on 19 July. While I was waiting a specialist surgeon in rooms near the vaccination area saw me and brought me a bottle of water and wished me well. The service was efficient, caring and pleasant. I didn’t hear one complaint. Well done, everyone. Let’s give credit when there’s an opportunity to…

1 min
in brief

All the school disruptions make me glad my children are all done with school. Now matrics are having their midyear exams scrapped so they can play catch-up because of all the schooling they lost last year. Matric should be one of the best years of your life – instead it’s all about worry and weirdness. My heart goes out to them and their families. SUE, EMAIL I have just purchased my YOU magazine dated 10th June and read the article about polyandry. One would have to have a diary on hand just to make sure who you went to bed with at night, and not overlook any of your husbands. Thanks for a wonderful magazine. GLENDA, EMAIL In reply to Too Scared To Be Sick (YOU Say, 10 June), not all South African government…

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explore our world

There's no place like home, especially when home is Earth. Go on an incredible journey of discovery with YOU Did You Know? Our Awesome Planet. Learn about the Sahara desert, the Amazon rainforest, the Grand Canyon, and the richly diverse Richtersveld while stopping to inspect oases, caves, oceans, baobab trees, volcanoes and more. There are so many wonders for kids to explore, they won’t even realise how much they are learning. Get your copy in stores now. Or order yours online at youstore.co.za or through Johan Terblanche at 021-406-4962 or johan.terblanche@ media24.com. You can also buy a digital version at magzter.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…