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You South Africa 19 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.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min

SOME weeks it feels as if the blows just keep coming. There’s so much loss and grief in the world. “There should be a new term for the emotional and mental fallout of this relentless bad news,” came a message from assistant editor Wendy Stelzmann when we heard of yet another colleague who’d lost loved ones to Covid-19. “I’ve heard people talk about it being like PTSD. But it’s not ‘post’. It should be called OTSD because it’s Ongoing Traumatic Stress.” I think Wendy is on to something. We’re all just trying to cope with the stress of life right now and some days are very, very hard. I’d love to hear what you do when you feel like the negative things are threatening to overwhelm you. Do you turn up the radio…

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a mid-year christmas

In May last year our country was in total lockdown and I wasn’t able to celebrate my 80th birthday. Instead I was gifted by my two daughters a year’s subscription of my favourite magazine – YOU! I was delighted and grateful to be able to receive the weekly magazine, knowing how the pandemic was affecting not only me but everyone. Now more than a year later, with the pandemic still affecting us all, and Covid causing so much sadness to those who have lost loved ones, we were put on level 4. Lo and behold, and to my surprise, I found a copy of YOU in my postbox. Delighted I texted my daughter in Pretoria. Her answer to my question was, “Thought that an early Christmas present to save you going out…

3 min

SICK TO DEATH OF HARRY For people who keep on saying they want to live “normal” lives without being in the public eye, Harry and his wife certainly do the opposite (YOU, 5 August). The way he keeps on and on and on about how badly he’s been treated is sickening. So is the way they’ve made money their God. And the way they’re milking Diana’s memory for all it’s worth is utterly shocking and unacceptable. I wish they’d just shut up. Harry is like a broken record saying the same things over and over. He used to be a fun-loving boy but now he’s the exact opposite. The books that are supposedly coming out are written by a ghostwriter and to be paid all that money for them is shocking. I hope they…

1 min
hope rises from chaos

I’m writing this letter with such an inspired heart. I was reading about a young leader, Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini, the man who lead the community charge that protected Maponya Mall from being looted recently (YOU, 29 July). I wanted to say to young people: let us stand up because our time is now. We have what it takes to build our country to be a better place for all. We’re capable and strong enough to lead and bring change. Young people need to stand up, lead, create opportunities and make our future bright. The power is in our hands. Don’t be afraid. Your voice is important and valid. If we stand together and fight against the injustices and unemployment, fight for the rights and protection of women and children, fight for education, opportunities…

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in brief

I’ve watched a lot of the Olympics and was so disappointed to see how far behind our teams and individuals are. It’s such a pity as sport really is so important for young people. It builds character but they also need rewards for their hard work. Come on SA, let’s become proud again. SPORTS FAN, SMS I was thrilled to hear about Andrew Merryweather’s eventual settlement after 15 years of struggles (YOU, 29 July). I met him years ago when he worked at the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town. He’s such a lovely, positive person. Good luck to him. ANNE, EMAIL In the story about mental health by Kim Arendse (YOU, 24 June) there’s a line that reads “In their day, older people say, they used to just grin and bear it…

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just the two of us

YOU Cook for Two is perfect if you have a tendency to over-cater for you and your partner. This recipe magazine makes no-waste small-scale cooking a breeze with weekly menus specifically developed so there’s no food to throw away. Enjoy tasty dishes such as Greek-style chops with olive and mint potato salad, apple chutney pork steaks with mash, honey chicken with coleslaw, beer and beef pies and so many more. There are also recipes for freezer-friendly bulk cooking so you’ll have a quick meal at hand for those especially busy days. 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…