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Greetings YEI members


We have Great News for all our readers!!!!

Our website has been down for the last while, to undergo a revamp.  However, we are delighted with the results.  A great fresh look and so much more user-friendly.  Have a look and let us know what you think.  Here is the link:

While we have done our best to make sure that everything is working as it should, we are sure that some gremlins may have crept in so would appreciate if those of you with an “eagle eye” could let us know where the gremlins are occurring by mailing us at

Here’s what to expect in this Festive issue of the YEI Newsletter:

Great articles, Great deals and some great giveaways.


WIN with YEI

YEI has partnered with the fantastic and extremely popular Galileo Open-Air Cinema.  Venues are varied from Kirstenbosch Gardens to stunning wine farms.  The recipe for a perfect summer evening out – A-list movies, food trucks, blankets and star-studded evenings!

Bliss!  The first winners have already enjoyed a lovely night out! 

YEI members can win tickets to Cape Town’s most popular outdoor experience.  Click here to have a look at this Amazing Competition and don’t forget to enter!


YEI Survey 1:  Lifestyle:  December 2022:  
Winner:  Shirley Theron from Krugersdorp, Gauteng
Shirley wins a digital grocery voucher from Checkers

Congratulations Shirley. Thank you for providing very useful information which will assist YEI in providing a relevant service to our readers.  Your valuable insights are most appreciated.


Favourites on the YEI Facebook page


Mattrass/fabric designThe Great Debate!
Turns out if you know this design…. You are probably South African! Do you remember it?Which shop has the best tasting and best value Fruit Mince Pies in South Africa?
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(Please note that you need to be logged into Facebook to view these posts)

Podcasts with Mariette Snyman

Click here  to listen to What are the challenges for 60-plussers”

We are also very happy to announce that the article “Marilyn Hallett on a death-do-us-part relationship, backpacking and her happy place” written about our Editor is the No.1 article read on Mariette’s site. Have a read here. 

The YEI team are also loving listening to Mariette’s podcasts and you can have a listen via her website.

Rest In Peace

Fleetwood Mac singer, Christine McVie died aged 79
Click here to read more.

Fame and Flashdance singer Irene Cara died aged 63
Click here to read more.


The World of Seniors – news and views from around the world

Interesting news items and articles from around the World especially for our YEI senior audience

Click here to find out more.

And last but not least….

YEI loves to bring you pensioner deals, savings and benefits!  Check out the latest selection at Feeling festive? Mull over these great savings and benefits over the festive season

Click here to read the Full newsletter 

We wish you all an excellent festive season.  Keep well, keep safe and wishing you a 2023 filled with good health, many blessings and make lots of wonderful memories!


Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team


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