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You South Africa 15 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

AT SOME point it became fashionable to talk about how stressed you are. Some even wear it as a badge of honour – a sign you’re really in the thick of things and pulling out all the stops to have it all. As you may have guessed, I’m not a fan of that way of thinking. A little bit of stress can spur you on and get things going but being stressed all the time is really bad for you and those around you. It can lead to all sorts of physical, emotional and social problems – and often you realise how dangerous it is only when it’s too late or at a critical stage. On page 36 you’ll find some excellent insight into what type of stress you’re dealing with. Knowing this…

4 min

SERVICE WITH A SCOWL I enjoyed the article about the new vehicle-repairs situation in South Africa (YOU, 1 July). For many years car dealers haven’t only locked car owners into service plans but the prices are way above private repair shops that can do just as good a job. In 2014 I took my daughter’s Mazda 2 to the dealer for a quote on a simple three-item service. To change the engine oil and filter was R463,98 for oil and filter and a whopping R711,36 labour charge (to undo one drain plug). The front brake-pad set was R1 552,22 and again a whopping R592,80 labour charge. Next was the wiper blades at a cost of R755,85 and a labour charge of R118,56 for removing and fitting the new ones, a two-minute job. A…

1 min
in brief

I’m always impressed by the Young YOU kids pages (despite being Old ME) and I just love your brand extension Did You Know? Our Awesome Planet, a superb publication! If only geography lessons of yore were so awesome . . . but luckily you’re never too old to learn. YOU should get an award for this public service. EMILE SHREVE, BARRYDALE What a sweetly funny short story by Emile Emtoch (YOU, 24 June). We need more of the same to lighten the numbing despair at the daily disasters. FICTION FAN, EMAIL All the school disruptions makes 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…

1 min
word power, word fun!

Give your kids the keys to unlocking language and communication. YOU Learn 4 Languages is a great way to help children learn what objects are called in their mother tongue, while older kids (and adults starting out) can learn how to say everyday words in other languages. Topics include the body, clothes, food, occupations and opposites in English, Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans. Get your copy in stores now, or order one 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…

9 min
the night diana died

‘SHE SPOKE IN ENGLISH AND SAID, “OH MY GOD, WHAT’S HAPPENED?”’ IT WAS the place she’d come to in moments of quiet contemplation. Surrounded by lush greenery and her favourite flowers, Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden was where Princess Diana found solace, particularly during the last tumultuous years of her life following her divorce. And now her effigy looms large in her beloved garden – a reminder to all of her lasting legacy as not only a humanitarian, but as a devoted mother, fashion icon and all-round royal trailblazer who wasn’t afraid to break the rules if it was something she believed in. As her troubled sons, Prince William (39) and Prince Harry (36), set aside their personal grievances to unveil their mother’s new statue on 1 July, on what would have been her…

6 min
sour grapes or serious abuse?

IT’S a beauty pageant that’s meant to empower women and do its best to support the nation’s fairer sex. But things have sure turned ugly for Mrs South Africa in the past few weeks. Chandré Goosen-Joubert, one of the 25 Mrs South Africa finalists chosen in 2020 to compete for the 2021 crown has levelled a series of damning allegations against the pageant organisers and its nonprofit affiliate, Women4Women. The empowerment organisation is the “baby” of Miss SA 2002 Cindy Nell-Roberts – she founded it and has her heart and soul invested in it. Chandré claims the contest is nothing more than a money-making racket – and the matter has now landed up in the high court. Chandré claims that during her year as a Mrs SA finalist she had to fork out nearly…