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YEI News – From the Editor’s desk – 7 February 2018

Posted By Marilynh / February 1, 2018 / 1 Comment

YEI Editor


Greetings YEI members/readers


Water crisis update


Good News:  Day Zero has been pushed back a month to 11 May 2018.  Excellent news – keep on saving water, Capetonians!

You’ve Earned It wrote to the CoCT recently regarding seniors and the water crisis.  Please click here to see the response from the CoCT who sourced comment from Alderman JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, and Social Services.

Any further updates from the CoCT regarding the water crisis, as it pertains to seniors, will be published on the YEI platform (website, YEI Facebook page and newsletter).


YEI – What’s On


Future Park, Silverstar

Take the grandchildren to Future Park, on at Silverstar from 24 February to 8 April 2018.  Seen by more than four million children across the world, Future Park’s fun, interactive activities will captivate the imagination and introduce young ones to the marvels of technology, using scanners and sensors to make each child’s colourful drawings come to life in this unique digital universe while they develop their fine motor skills.  Read more about Future Park in the What’s On section.

We invite you to browse through the What’s On guide to see what is on during the next month. 


The YEI Noticeboard


We invite you to take a look at the YEI Noticeboard, including items such as details on a Holy Land Pilgrimage to be led by the Revd Colin Peattie, accommodation in Johannesburg, and more…

The YEI Noticeboard is a communication channel for YEI members who wish to provide relevant information to the over-60 community including trips, rooms for rent, items for sale, etc.  YEI members can advertise on the YEI noticeboard for a minimal administrative cost.  Your advertisement will be brought to the attention of other YEI members in this forum – From the Editor’s Desk – in the regular fortnightly newsletter.  Please click here to view the YEI Noticeboard. 


Competition winners


Well done to our latest winners…..!!

WINNERS:  Tickets to The Illusionists:  Direct from Broadway

We are delighted to announce that the winners of the tickets to see The Illusionists:  Direct from Broadway are:
Cape Town –  Praleena Mudley and Colin Swan
Johannesburg – Carol Blackman and Surakha Sunderpersad

Congratulations to you all – this is going to be very special!  Many thanks to the organizers at Showtime Management for affording YEI the opportunity to run this ticket give-away

WINNER:  Barnyard Theatre tickets

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the tickets in the recent Barnyard Theatre competition is Dianne Mellon from Kenilworth.  Congratulations – what a fabulous fun prize you have won!   Many thanks to the Barnyard for affording YEI the opportunity to run this ticket give-away.

Winners names are always featured on the YEI website on the WIN with YEI page.  Click here to see all winners of recent competitions.

Winners names are also featured on the YEI Facebook page.

Click here to see what our competition winners are saying…..


How can you help YEI?


  • If you know of a business in your area that offers discounts to pensioners, please let us know, so YEI can contact the business concerned.
  • We welcome your interaction with YEI.  We urge you to comment on articles, give us your opinion on listings and let us know if you would like us to research a particular topic.


Thank you for being part of YEI!   We look forward to your valued support during 2018!


Until next month…

Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

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One Comment

  • Veronica Margetts
    February 7, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you for this interesting correspondence. I look forward to seeing it grow. Of course it is always fun to enter competitions in the hopes of winning. Taking advantage of special offers is also a nice reward for growing old!!! Kind Regards Veronica

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