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You South Africa 09 Sep 2021

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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min

HER face has been beaming into our living rooms, her death filling our news feeds. Babita Deokoran’s murder has deeply shocked South Africans, who are no strangers to horrific crimes. Babita was someone’s mother, sister, colleague and friend. She loved to cook and read. She enjoyed being with her family, the people she loved most in the world. But most of all, what shines through in Maxine Peters’ story on pg 10 is that Babita was a woman of conviction who was willing to do what was right, no matter the personal cost. President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed her as a hero for her work in exposing corruption. But it’s not enough to just pay tribute – her death shouldn’t be in vain and the rot she worked so hard to expose must be…

1 min
a heart of glass!

My husband had the habit of leaving me in the car, parked at the petrol pump, while an attendant topped up the tank. My job was to pay the man and complete the vehicle logbook while hubby “quickly”popped into the spares shop. I’d implore him not to leave me there because, inevitably, he’d take longer than the refuelling took. One day the attendant requested that I move the car as a queue was forming. I’d previously badly dented two of our vehicles through no fault of my own so, at my request, the attendant kindly moved the car for me, coming to a smooth stop inches from a spectacularly shattered plate glass showroom window. Hubby eventually casually exited the establishment, frowned, located the car and got in. It suddenly struck me that…

2 min

TRAGEDY OF AFGHANISTAN We’ve witnessed the Taliban riding into Kabul and grasping power from what can only be described as a feeble Afghan government (YOU, 26 August). These fundamentalists are a mishmash of people, transported in a time machine directly from the darkest Middle Ages. Their religious fervour has translated the Holy Koran into whatever suits their questionable attitudes to life. At the forefront is their archaic and irrational outlook on the role of women. They look upon women as baby-makers, cooks and sexual gratifiers. An educated woman is deemed to be a danger, as she may unmask their barbarian egos. Those who could not escape Afghanistan are going to pay a heavy price, as they are stripped of civilised freedoms. It’s a sad turn of events, and I shed a tear for the young…

2 min
talking vaccines

I was devastated to discover that Jen Aniston and I are no longer “friends” (YOU, 19 August). On a serious note, I fully understand the severity of Covid and its ravaging impact on lives and livelihoods. I feel your article was well written and diplomatic. I fall into the pro-vaccine category but am hesitant. My family and I have underlying medical concerns (mom: deep-vein thrombosis; sister: stroke and pulmonary embolism; me: sickle-cell disease.) While we understand this places us at risk of a potentially serious Covid case, I worry that it also puts us at risk of complications from vaccines. What saddens me is that after all the turmoil the world has been through, we are now seeing clear divisions forming and the start of a vaccine apartheid. Some vaccinated people believe that once…

1 min
in brief

In life one needs to always be positive. You need to believe in yourself and never let anyone judge your future. Of course life can be challenging but don’t you ever let that obstruct you from reaching your goals. Believe in yourself. LETLADI WA GA-MPHAHLELE, MARALALENG I enjoyed reading about the Swedish royals and little Julian’s christening (YOU, 2 September). What a beautiful family. They seem far less complicated and much happier than their troubled British counterparts. LULU, CAPE TOWN Covid is so frightening. It seems to spare many people, even those with comorbidities, yet cruelly takes the lives of healthy, fit people. It’s so random and scary. I can’t wait for my second vaccine. ELLY, EMAIL I’m inspired by, and a little jealous of, Charlize Theron’s close relationship with her mom, Gerda (YOU, 26 August).…

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missed our puzzle magazines?

Have you missed any of our previous YOU Blockbusters bumper editions? You can still order copies of these special double issues (No 22 and 25) online – twice as many puzzles for twice as much fun! Each one has even more of your favourite brain games usually featured in the magazine such as blockbusters, photo blockbusters, codebreakers, anagrams, cryptic crosswords and so on. Plus, we added a great selection of extra brain games to enjoy – quick crosswords, logic puzzles, sudoku variations and more! Order your copies 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…