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You South Africa 16 Sep 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

AS I read through the stories remembering the events of 11 September 2001, I considered how much the world changed after that event. Travel was forever altered and people adjusted their world views in untold ways. Some relationships strengthened, others soured and suspicion of anything to do with Islam damaged friendships and families far beyond US borders. It’s been 20 years but feels like just the other day. It made me think of where we’ll be in 20 years and how we’ll think of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our world has already changed since last year. Travel is forever altered and people have adjusted their world views in untold ways. Some relationships have strengthened, others have soured – and suspicion between the vaccinated and unvaccinated has damaged friendships and families in ways we haven’t yet started…

2 min

THE FOG OF GRIEF Your article about living with loss really hit close to home (YOU, 26 August). I lost my mother, father and husband in quick succession and I have yet to come to terms with these losses. Losing my elderly parents was bad enough, but I thought my spouse and I would grow old together, and his loss has affected me the most. Bridget McNulty’s description of her fog of grief is so relatable. I’m tired all the time and clumsier than I’ve ever been. I forget what I’m supposed to be doing or where I’m going. I’ve had inexplicable flu-like symptoms for months, live in my PJs, haven’t worn makeup in ages and don’t care if I need a haircut. I was always well-groomed and immaculate but now I couldn’t…

2 min
those lockdown love handles

I read your editor’s note in the 26 August edition of YOU. It’s been a rough year and a half and you describe what so many people have gone through, with that extra weight gathered during lockdown. Here are five tips that I, as a health coach, would like to share with you. They were developed by South Africa nutrition expert Mary-Ann Shearer. These tips aren’t so much about removing anything (nobody likes to feel deprived, right?), but rather about adding more of the good stuff to our diets! Plus, once you start eating this way as part of your lifestyle, your taste buds begin to change and you start craving more of the foods that support your health. I’ve found that the “rusk and wine temptations” become less like a scream…

1 min
in brief

Sadly, since my car was stolen, I don’t always manage to get to the shops to buy my copy of YOU. But I did manage to get the 19 August issue. What a lovely surprise to find two whole pages of children’s activities! Thank you very much for making my four-year-old granddaughter so happy. LYN BALLEN, GAUTENG Kitties and cappuccinos is a beautiful story (YOU, 12 August), but why don’t they arrange sterilisations? My daughter catches feral cats, arranges sterilisations and rehomes them, or places them back if the area is safe. This prevents hundreds of unwanted litters. JUDY BLACK, SMS I’ve really been struggling with the cold weather in Cape Town, but you only have to look at the beautiful flowers everywhere to know that spring is here. So uplifting for the soul. Roll…

1 min
all about animals

Open a world of fascination for your little ones with YOU Did You Know? Animals. This magazine will keep them entertained for hours as they find out more about whales, seahorses, giant squid, polar bears, snakes, frogs and more! Each topic is presented through colourful infographics and well-illustrated articles kids will love. Order a copy 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
all the queen’s men

IT’S BEEN five months since Prince Philip died, leaving the queen without her constant companion of 73 years – her beloved strength and stay and the man who steered the royal family through many rocky waters. But Her Majesty is made of stern stuff. She’s set aside her grief for the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away in April aged 99, and is gallantly continuing with her royal duties, the living embodiment of the famous motto, “Keep calm and carry on.” Yet Queen Elizabeth is 95 and, formidable as she is, there’s no getting away from the fact she’s in her twilight years. She may still be very much a working monarch but the queen’s punishing schedule has been scaled back. And as she faces a future without her husband, the other men…