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You South Africa 12 Aug 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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequency:
Weekly
$1.77
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52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
please get vaccinated

When we were born, our wise parents did not rush to consult Chinese or Russian or American newspapers to find out the possible adverse side-effects of the “new” polio or measles vaccines. They trusted the medical science on these matters and proceeded to do the right thing and have us vaccinated as soon as possible. Otherwise, half of the popuation today might possibly be moving around in wheelchairs, afflicted by polio. If you choose not to be vaccinated against Covid-19, that’s your right, but please lock yourself up in a very remote far-away place, so as not to infect others. Beforehand, please ensure that your eligible young children get vaccinated. They have no say and no rights. It is amazing how we blindly “trust” technical science and we bring into our homes all sorts…

1 min
editor

JUST a few months ago, someone asked me when I thought people like us (youngish, healthy, no comorbidities) would get the Covid-19 jab. Probably only early next year, was my gloomy response. Yet here I am, writing this a day after I received the first of two Pfizer doses. I am terrified of needles yet I couldn’t have been happier to be vaccinated by Ongeziwe Nalisile (with me in the picture). I haven’t had any side-effects other than feeling tired and having a sore arm for a little while. Every time I raised my left arm it was a constant reminder that I’ve received the jab that could be the difference between life and death. It’s hard to believe that nearly 200 million people around the world have had Covid and more than 4…

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2 min
letters

THE KIND OF LOVE THAT LASTS I was fascinated by the article on Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s relationship still going strong (YOU, 29 July) and I’m not surprised that they have been together for 38 years without being married. The marriage certificate is just to formalise a couples’ union lawfully but it can’t guarantee them everlasting happiness. My wife and I are celebrating 23 years since we met and 20 years of marriage. We’ve raised three smart children with the same love and affection we share as a couple. We aren’t a financially stable family but we are rich in love. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to tell that Goldie and Kurt’s relationship is based on true love. Something many couples of today fail to maintain. The fact that Goldie and…

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2 min
the human cost of looting

I was in Polokwane when the looting and destruction started in KZN and Gauteng. I was worried sick when I saw the unrest in Soweto because my five-year-old son was there, visiting his uncle in Protea Glen. When I heard that the Protea Glen Mall had been ransacked to the last item, my worries became fear. I immediately called my brother to find out about the situation. He told me that there were no places to buy bread and that they also didn’t have enough groceries to cook decent food. Then my brother put his phone on loudspeaker for my child to talk to me. On hearing my voice, my son started crying, asking me to fetch him. He said he was very hungry. I knew then how painful it feels for…

1 min
in brief

It would be a grave injustice to those who strive to defeat the Covid-19 plague, if our nation does not nominate [medical scientist] Dr Faith Koopa for the Nobel Prize for medicine. Her groundbreaking diagnostic test that can detect and give accurate results has the potential to reverse the course and contain the trajectory of this biological intruder. FAROUK ARAIE, BENONI Thanks so much for my recent blockbuster prize. It really brightened up a miserable Cape winter day when it was delivered by a charming courier. ROSALIE KLEYNHANS, SMS Anyone else out there piled on the weight over lock-down? I gaze sadly at all my jeans in the cupboard and have taken to living in elasticated joggers. Winter makes it even harder. Ah well, bottoms up! ABBY, SMS It doesn’t make sense to bottle up…

10 min
they’re all grown up!

MY, HOW they’ve grown. It seems like just the other day they were babes in their famous parents’ arms. But look at them now! The offspring of some of the biggest names in celebville are growing up fast, carving their own paths and discovering their own identities. This was driven home recently when Hazel Moder, Julia Roberts’ seldom-seen daughter, made her red-carpet debut alongside her dad, Danny Moder, at the Cannes Film Festival. The 16-year-old looked gorgeous in a lacy white shirtdress and black patent leather Mary Janes on the arm of her cinematographer father, who was promoting his new film, Flag Day, which Sean Penn directs and stars in. Hazel had a minor role along with her twin, Phinnaeus, and younger brother, Henry (14), in her mom’s 2016 movie Mother’s Day but…

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