Issue 25: May 2013





YEI went to support Derek and Marilyn Kloppers and the “Concerned Pensioners” group as they marched to Parliament to present a petition and memorandum on Tuesday 30 April 2013. Click here to see the Pensioners March – in pictures.

We have received several enquiries as to how seniors/pensioners can apply for an Old Age Pension in South Africa. Click here to read the information we have sourced.

YEI members love competitions and ticket give-aways. It's your last chance to enter the Ndumu River Lodge competition – what an awesome prize this is! And Cape Town – it's your turn to win Jersey Boys tickets! Please go to the WIN section periodically throughout the month.

Nedbank looks at how you can nimbly navigate the road of up-and-down interest rates. We also recommend that you take a look at Nedbank’s JustInvest Deposit – Nedbank believes that life is tough enough without worrying about having money when you need it most. That’s why the Nedbank JustInvest Deposit could be perfect for you.

Ready for a variety of interesting, informative and fun articles? We highly recommend the read on “Can you afford to retire” - it could be information we would rather not hear, but it's important to take a reality check. You may want to consider the opportunity to set up your own franchise if this article is not music to your ears. Find out all about Botswana with the best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent. Also on offer this month are articles on culinary minorities, monsters-in-law, and the ten warning signs of Alzheimer's. And do you agree with the statement: “Death to the word ‘retirement’ ” - sounds good to us!

We would like to remind you that the Finance experts are waiting to respond to your financial queries (at no cost!). Click here to find out the answer to that burning financial question.

Kirsty has come up with many more great finds. Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  1. Frenchies Beauty Salon - in Parklands, Cape Town ensures that your visit is memorable and relaxing, and offers you a fantastic pensioner’s discount.

  2. Set in the Nottingham Road area of the Natal Midlands, Bellwood Cottages offer you an outstanding rate.

  3. Robot Paints, Hardware and Timber - in Booysens, Johannesburg, offers you a discount on paint and an excellent discount on other items in their store.

  4. Plur Cafe - in West Beach, Cape Town, are offering a whopping 50% off on their burger special until the 31 May 2013.

  5. Indulgence Café - in Northcliff, Johannesburg, offers a two course meal including tea or coffee between 12h00 and 14h00 every Tuesday and Wednesday for R35.

Don’t forget to browse through the ads in our Discounts and Benefits section. You can click here to see the latest discounts and benefits. Click here to find out why it is advantageous to you to click on banner ads throughout the website. And do send your comments in to YEI – we do love to hear from you.

The months are flying by. We’ll be back mid-year!

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

Will she? Won't she?



The Eurozone has just experienced a rate cut. The Australian Reserve Bank followed soon thereafter. Will Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus follow suit? Either way, Nedbank has you covered.


Can you afford to retire?



How much do you need to save in order to retire comfortably? Peter Doyle responds to this most frequently asked question. Be prepared to face a scary reality.


Welcome to Botswana



Botswana explained - best wilderness and wildlife areas on the African continent, world’s largest intact inland Delta, the world’s second largest game reserve, uninhabited pans the size of Portugal and astoundingly prolific wildlife.


Death to the word ‘Retirement’!



Why? Because the word ‘retirement’ doesn’t mean what it used to. These days, retirement is all about strength, wisdom, fun and new found youthfulness and resource. It’s a new start in life and should be invigorated by a new vibrancy.


Pensioners march – in pictures



YEI went to support Derek and Marilyn Kloppers and the “Concerned Pensioners” group as they marched to Parliament to present a petition and memorandum on Tuesday 30 April 2013.


Alzheimer’s – the ten warning signs



Throughout the world, one person is diagnosed with dementia, every 4 seconds. Bernadette Lawrence, National Director of Alzheimer’s SA speaks about lifestyle factors that could lead to Alzheimer’s, and provides advice to families of Alzheimer’s sufferers.


Eating out – a challenge for culinary minorities?



Diabetic, vegetarian, vegan, lactose-intolerant, gluten-intolerant ? Do restaurants consider those who have special food restrictions, allergies to consider, food sensitivities or those who are following special diets?


Are you a monster-in-law?



A viral email has spiralled Carolyn, 60, towards the top of one of lists that you just don’t want to be on! The world’s most famous monsters-in-law!


A once in a lifetime deal to YEI members



Here’s a reminder about this wonderful opportunity to set up in your own franchise – at no cost and no hidden conditions. If this interests you, read further…


WIN: Tickets to Jersey Boys, Artscape, Cape Town



Your turn, Cape Town! Jersey Boys at Montecasino has received a standing ovation at every performance. The cheering of the audience almost lifts the roof off! Would you like to win a ticket to this sensational, “must-see” Broadway Musical?


WIN: 4-night stay – Ndumu River Lodge, Kwa-Zulu Natal



It’s your last chance to enter this lovely competition!!! The closing date is Friday 24 May. If a four-night stay on the Elephant Coast appeals to you, then hurry now to enter….


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