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You South Africa 01 Jul 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
come on oldies, get that vaccine!

On Monday I drove my little car to a community centre in Randburg. A friendly parking attendant pointed out the way to the vaccine centre. Another equally friendly lady, a trained medical professional with a multitude of pips on her shoulders, pointed me in the right direction. A quick paper entrance (ID essential) and I was shown to the computer lady who opened my electronic file. From there I was shown to the actual vaccination room and yet again, professional the trained staff were kind and gentle with this nervous and, yes, scared old lady. I experienced no frowns, no sharp words – only kindness and care, and for that I will always be grateful. One staff member even did up my shirt buttons as my shaking hands were a tad clumsy. My hands were…

3 min

AS we were putting this issue to bed, Gauteng had just overtaken the Western Cape as the province with the most Covid-19 deaths. Doctors were battling under the strain. Stories of hospitals being overwhelmed were flooding in. The third wave had well and truly crashed ashore. As President Cyril Ramaphosa said, we may be tired of Covid, but Covid is not tired of us. Many of us may be experiencing Covid fatigue but letting our guard down is just too terrifying. If ever this was driven home for me it was when I read the story of Jan Simonsz-Coe, a Cape Town woman whose experience is nothing short of horrifying (see page 14). She shared her journey precisely because she wants to warn people not to be complacent. Covid, she says, isn’t…

1 min
so sad about shaleen

With the untimely death of Shaleen Surtie-Richards, South Africa’s acting industry has lost an iconic and much-loved actress (YOU, 17 June). Shaleen will always be remembered for her mischievous dimpled smile and bubbling personality. It’s truly tragic that such a talented artist should have to admit to not even being able to afford basic necessities such as electricity and food. It’s possible that her weight loss was due to an inadequate diet, if nothing else. What does it say about the entertainment industry in this country? What is the point of acknowledging her many talents and her contribution to the television and theatre world after her death? Is she going to know and appreciate the Special Provincial Funeral that was held in her honour? Hindsight is a terrible state of affairs and one wonders…

1 min
in brief

This is my son’s pitbull, Bailey, “helping” me with my crossword. She’s such a special dog and is part of our family. She’ll be three in September and has brought absolute joy and companionship to not only my son, but to all of us. If only all of us humans could be the same, showing unconditional love and caring for each other. What a beautiful world it would be. AMANDA, BENONI Polyandry? What? (YOU, 10 June). As if there isn’t enough violence and madness in this daft world. What a load of absolute rubbish. ENOUGH ALREADY, SMS Hi, my lovely magazine. I can’t wait for Fridays. Keep up the good work. LORNA, SMS DStv, if you keep digging in the bottom of that barrel you’re going to make a hole in it. COLIN, CAPE TOWN Regarding Prince Harry…

1 min
relax with a word search!

Need a quick, relaxing break? YOU Word Search No 8 is your ticket to unwind and a fun way to boost your brain. As always, puzzles are themed – collective nouns, words coined by William Shakespeare and words from other languages to name a few. And there’s a special section for the little ones with topics such as astronaut terms, peculiar words, fun-fairs and theme parks, and an all-time kid favourite: slime! Order your copy online at youstore. co.za or through Johan Terblanche at 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…

8 min
no one like my danny

‘WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHAT MAKES MY LIFE MY LIFE AND MAKES SENSE AND JUST SHINES INSIDE OF ME, IT’S HIM. EVERYTHING HAS COME FROM THAT FOR ME’ THEY’LL never last, people said when they got together. She’s too big a star for him – she’ll get tired of him and move on soon enough. But oh, how wrong the naysayers were. Twenty years later, Hollywood’s golden girl has one of the most solid marriages in Tinseltown. And the man everyone thought she’d drop like a hot potato once the novelty had worn off is still her dream guy. Julia Roberts could have any man she wanted – hunky leading man, hot-shot movie mogul, you name it – but the one who won her heart was someone people called a “lowly” cameraman few…