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Government will introduce above-inflation adjustments for social protection spending to deal with the increase in VAT, according to the National Budget. Old age grant will increase on April 1, 2018 from the existing R1 600 to R1690 and to R1 700 on October 1, 2018. […]
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A group of older women in South African (aged 75 to 80) are participating in biweekly boxing sessions.  The classes are designed to both keep them fit and help with self-defense. Download or view the resource here
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To mark “16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women and Children”, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) are calling on all people, organisations and institutions to end gender based violence that affects women and children. According to statistics available, they have noticed […]
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An older woman, who grew tired of listening to the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements at a community meeting in a township in South Africa, grabbed a roving microphone and interrupted the speech to complain about the manner in which older people are treated. Download […]
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In this article GroundUp reports on conversations they had with older women in C-section of Duncan Village, East London. The Duncan Village residents are meant to be beneficiaries of a housing development in Reeston. But these older women have been waiting for houses for over […]
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An entrepreneur, student and aspiring dietitian is working to motivate and encourage older people in Mamelodi, South Africa to to make healthy food choices and thus improve their overall health and well-being. Download or view the resource here
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The issues older persons face were discussed in the Sixty+Counts panel discussion hosted by the Allliance Francaise du Cap on Thursday. The event, which also featured a portrait exhibition of elderly citizens across Cape Town’s townships, was in celebration of the International Day of Older […]
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Older men and women were encouraged to embrace the new age through the “tech savvy seniors” campaign launched by the Association for the Aged (Tafta). During the campaigns basic online transactions for shopping and communicating were taught at six Tafta establishments. Download or view the […]
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A City of Cape Town official launched better health services for seniors in Hanover Park. The new health screening services that seniors will now be able to get at City clinics are part of a broader initiative to promote active, healthy and independent living among […]
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In this opinion piece DA National Spokesperson and Deputy Federal Chairperson of South Africa discusses the vulnerabilities of older men and women and the importance of treating them with respect and dignity. Download or view the resource here
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