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How money-wise gogos avoid loan sharks?

August 14, 2018

FREE STATE – A small group of grannies, all strapped for money but determined not to make use of loan sharks, have come up with a unique savings plan that benefits both themselves and others.

Centre for the elderly faces closure

July 11, 2018
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LIMPOPO – Denzhe-Lwamutsha Place of Care in Lwamondo Village, outside Thohoyandou – home to over 100 elderly people, is facing closure.

Joburg gogos use boxing to keep fit

January 8, 2018
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A group of grannies from Cosmo City, a township north of Johannesburg, have taken up boxing as a means to keep fit and strong – claiming they feel “powerful and light” after training.

Older people want AIDS council representation

September 28, 2017
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NORTHERN CAPE – As continuing efforts to combat HIV infections in South Africa target mostly young people, older people say they are feeling sidelined and neglected.

No time for emergencies

May 8, 2017
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SA’s grandmothers are breadwinners in their old age, and their inability to access decent healthcare quickly impacts on their children, grandchildren and their entire communities.

Traditional dance & football keep grannies fit

February 24, 2017
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Twice a week more than 50 elderly people from Ha-Mabila and surrounding villages, outside of Sibasa in Limpopo gather at a local sports ground to play football and perform traditional dances.

Over-60’s in good shape thanks to health club

February 10, 2017

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the yard around the old Bohlokong municipal offices in the Free State turns into a hive of activity.