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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.

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52 Issues


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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Charlene Rolls DEPUTY EDITOR Nicola Whitfield ASSISTANT EDITORS Wendy Stelzmann, Jane Vorster, Sandy Cook NEWS EDITORS Almari Wessels (Cape Town), Hilda van Dyk (Gauteng) PRODUCTION EDITOR Alfie Steyn ART DIRECTOR André Smith SENIOR CONTENT EDITOR Kirstin Buick CONTENT PRODUCERS Kim Abrahams, Nici de Wet, Robyn Lucas, Lesego Maja, Nombulelo Manyana, Gabisile Ngcobo, Shanaaz Prince CELEBRITY EDITOR Lindsay de Freitas COPY EDITORS Lynn Ely (chief), Liz de Villiers, Illana Frantz, Thando Ndabezitha, Chez Pool, Sandra Visser SENIOR PICTURE RESEARCHER Kelley-Anne De Beer LIFESTYLE Petro-Anne Vlok (editor), Vanessa Holies (office manager) FOOD Carmen Niehaus (editor), Esther Malan (asst editor), Carmen Petersen FASHION Wagheeba January (editor) BEAUTY Nthabiseng Makhokha (editor) FICTION Lynn Ely, stories@you.co.za EDUCATION Sandra Visser COPY COORDINATOR Maxine Peters PRODUCTION MANAGER Jacques du Plooy LAYOUT & DESIGN Adele…

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I FELT my spirits lift when I read the story about the ace team that NPA boss Shamilah Batohi has put together. There’s something so reassuring in knowing that highly rated, competent, talented people are coming in to tackle what seems an insurmountable task.It’s easy to descend into a pit of despair when we think about all the bad things happening around us. Corruption – with its long-lasting, far-reaching effects – is enough to cast gloom over any day, which is why this story on page 16 was so great to read.Sometimes all you need are the right bums on the best seat in the right bus to fix what seems irreparably broken. I can imagine it’s not going to be easy – if what came out of the…

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you have to be flexible

MY JOURNEY started three andahalfyears ago when I had to leave home to study. Because of financial constraints it was the only option if I was to achieve my dream of becoming a psychiatric nurse.I found myself living an hour and a half away from home, with just weekends to spend with my special people.Having been spoilt by my parents, I had a mammoth task learning to fend for myself in a hostel.But instead of saying “I’m facing my greatest challenge,” I chose to say, “I’m living my greatest blessing.”I’m now four hours away from home and with just four months to go until I’m a qualified nurse. My experience has certainly taught me to appreciate the smaller things in life.We tend to get into a routine and once…

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IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD So all Victoria Beckham’s family are dyslexic (YOU, 4 April). Shock, horror! Many people are dyslexic.In the ’80s my sons were both diagnosed, but in differing ways. A friend and I discovered we’re numerically dyslexic.People should know dyslexia isn’t a health risk. It’s not life-threatening. It’s not physically disabling!Victoria, you have untold wealth so you can back your children in their future in whatever they want to do. Many other families don’t have your advantages and will struggle with their future. SUZETTE LAMPIER GRIST, PORT ALFRED UNGRATEFUL AND DISGRACEFUL A good friend laments how, after raising the two children of her late husband throughout their formative years, they’ve shunned her now that they’re adults.She clothed them, fed them, fetched…

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To Anne (YOU Say, 11 April), just because our church is casual doesn’t mean we have no respect for ourselves, others or God. What about a homeless person with holes in his clothes? Does this person who’s lost everything also have no respect? Church should be about how we worship and not how we dress or how rich we are. WORSHIPPER, EMAIL I don’t agree with Anne regarding dressing for church. If you read your Bible you’ll realise it’s what’s inside that counts, not outward appearances. ISHARA, SMS I’d like to remind Anne that God doesn’t look at our attire – whether smart or casual. He looks at the inner person and whether you live your life with love and kindness. Don’t judge – just believe! GRANNY, SUN VALLEY…

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the best word hunt

The sixth issue of YOU Word Search (R44) is packed with 111 great puzzles the whole family will enjoy. There are themes such as songs, TV, travel, food and sport, plus new styles of word-search grids for more of a challenge. The kids’ section features languages, opposites, scrambled words and more – they’ll have fun and learn too. Perfect entertainment, especially for rainy days. Get your copies in stores, online at youstore.co.za or contact Johan Terblanche on 021-406-4962 or at johan.terblanche@media24.com to place an order. See your writing or news tips in print! Here are the email addresses you need for submitting material for publication. News ideas awessels@media24.com Personal stories mystory@you.co.za Original jokes chuckles@you.co.za Recipes recipes@you.co.za …