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YEI News – From the Editor’s desk – 4 April 2018

Posted By Marilynh / April 3, 2018 / 2 Comments

From the Editor's desk

Greetings YEI readers


Update on grandfather’s epic cycling trip


In the last issue, we published an article titled 66-year old grandfather undertakes epic cycle trip to the East (click here to read the article).  We received an email from YEI readers, Judy and Gerry Norris, who told us that they too were currently travelling through South East Asia by train, bus and tuk tuk, and that they had met up with Elred, the cyclist, at the renown Raffles Hotel in Singapore for a farewell Singapore Sling!  Small world!   YEI will be following both trips with interest. 


Your opinion please.  Animal encounters – are they ethical?


YEI has recently featured two very different wild life parks, who offer activities such as animal interactions, and guided game drives or tours.  YEI has mixed feelings about featuring such places.  On the one hand, we are bush-lovers and take every opportunity to travel to the bush as we are passionate about wildlife.  On the other hand, we do understand that there is an educational spin-off for places such as rehabilitation centres, sanctuaries etc. Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing a child’s face light up when they are in close proximity to an animal they have never had the opportunity of seeing?  There are many good people out there who are lavishing care on orphaned and injured wild animals.  It’s a completely different story when one knows that healthy animals are bred or sold into a life of captivity and to make someone a profit.  We do believe that there is merit in the statement from the NSPCA Wildlife Protection Unit ‘There is absolutely no ethical or conservation-based reason to breed large predators in captivity in South Africa’.

It’s a difficult conversation.  Having said that, a YEI reader recently unleashed her concerns about featuring wild life parks where animal interaction is involved.  We would welcome your opinion on wild life parks offering animal encounters?  Please send your comments to info@youve-earned-it.co.za


Competition winners


Well done to our latest winners…..!!


WINNERS:  Tickets Peppa Pig, countrywide


We are delighted to announce that the winners of the tickets to see Peppa Pig are:

Johannesburg – Elizabeth Swart
Cape Town – Valerie Hendricks
Durban – Elizabeth McGregor
Pretoria – Andrea Aroomoogam-Naidoo
Port Elizabeth – Sandra de Roland-Phillips

Congratulations to you all – this is going to be very special as you have the opportunity to treat your grandchildren to possibly their first theatre performance!
Many thanks to the organizers for affording YEI the opportunity to run this ticket give-away


WINNERS:  Barnyard Theatre tickets


We are delighted to announce that the winners of the tickets in the recent Barnyard Theatre competition are Duncan Wilson from Bedfordview, and Rita Waterson from Randpark Ridge.

Congratulations – what great prizes 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…..


Feedback from YEI members


YEI regularly receives phone calls and emails from happy YEI members.  Last week, we received a very nice mail from a very happy Mr Janse van Rensburg.  Click here to read what he had to say. 


YEI:  Looking for Sales Consultants


YEI, an online retirement lifestyle platform for South African over-60s, with a primary focus on savings and benefits for SA seniors, retirees and pensioners, is looking for Sales Consultants who love, and have experience in, online advertising/marketing.  If you think you fit the bill, then we invite you to click here to take a look.  Don’t hesitate in alerting family members or friends to this opportunity, if you believe it could be right for them.



Until next month…


Kind regards,
Marilyn and the YEI Team

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  • Jennifer Potter
    April 4, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Hello YE!
    Are there any deals with insurance companies? Trolling through 28 pages of the finance section is not an option.
    Many thanks

    • Marilynh
      April 6, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Dear Jennifer
      There is no need to scroll through the 28 pages of finance articles. We will send you an email to explain how the YEI Directory works.
      Kind regards

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