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Thank you to every one of our generous supporters, who joined forces with Tafta to give 1800 elderly people the chance to attend one of 22 special festive lunches that took place all over Durban in December.

Many of our older folk have no relatives or friends to visit with gifts or take them out for a few happy hours. But thanks to people like you and your generous contribution, they still had the opportunity to experience Christmas cheer this festive season.

Your kindness made all the difference. Thank you!

May the coming year be filled with the same joy you gave so generously to Durban's seniors, and may you enjoy peace, good health and prosperity in 2017.

Elderly people enjoying lunch

A delicious traditional Christmas lunch, the company of friends and a few hours forgetting about the loneliness of old age is the treat of the year for most of our residents. Thank you for helping to make it possible.

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Pension increases lower than inflation

According to the latest Bankserv/Africa Private Pension Index (BPPI), the average nominal annual increase in private pensions was 7.8 percent in February – to R5 992 per month –compared with 9.1 percent increase in take-home pay. Mike Schussler, chief economist at, says it is unlikely that pension increases will continue to beat inflation, because equity market returns are barely out-performing inflation and interest rates are just above inflation. The Index shows that the average pension is equal to about 45 percent of the average take home pay. This, Schussler says, is a clear indication that pensioners are in dire straits. “Getting older is difficult and in most cases means getting poorer.”

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About us

The Association for the Aged is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) dedicated to the alleviation of distress and the promotion of the welfare of aged persons living in the Durban area.

Any person who is over 60 and in need of help – or any person who knows of an elderly person in need of help – should contact us. TAFTA cares.

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