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I’ve registered for the Tafta Trail Run!

Current SA Masters surfing champion and biokinetist, Lynne Mackey from KMPED, is a firm believer in staying active and healthy in all facets of life. She enjoys entering charity events like the Tafta trail run. “It’s a fun opportunity to train or compete and at the same time it’s for a good cause,” she says. “It’s money and time well spent!” Lynne believes that eating right, exercising and ensuring that you are in a positive environment wherever possible, is the key to living a healthy life. She surfs, does yoga […]

[October 25, 2016]

TAFTA’s Festive Trail Run is back – bigger and better than ever!

Grab a pair of fun festive socks (or decorate your own) and head down to Virginia Bush Nature Reserve for our annual trail run in support of Durban’s elderly. Date: 20 November 2016 Time: 07h00 (registration from 05h45) Distance: 4km or 8km Enter now online at for just R40 (4km) or R80 (8km). Late entries on the day R20 extra. Online entries close midnight on 17 November 2016 so hurry and get yours in now. For more information, contact Ateesha on 031 332 3721 or email Last year’s […]

[October 18, 2016]

TAFTA CEO profiled on South African Care Forum

Following on from Care Home Open Day, the South African Care Forum is knocking on the doors of CEO’s and leaders of boards of organisations around the country doing amazing work. Their goal is to shine the spotlight on our leaders in care, and share their stories with the rest of the country and the world. Among those profiled recently on the SACF website is our very own Margie Smith. Margie joined Tafta back in 1983 as a community liaison worker – with the intention of spending a few month […]

[October 17, 2016]

The power of a simple gift!

The Festive Season is fast approaching and we at Tafta  are gearing up for our annual Christmas Cheer Campaign. Help us spread Christmas cheer by donating a Cheer Box to a needy older person.  Something so modest may not seem like much to most people but to the elderly people who can barely recall the last time they felt wanted and appreciated it means the world. Please will you consider donating the following items, in helping to make a difference in an elderly person’s life this festive season. Toiletries: Body […]

[October 13, 2016]

A High Tea for TAFTA

The Tamil Women’s Progressive Movement will be hosting a Fundraising High Tea for TAFTA. Date: 23 October 2016 Time: 13:00 for 13:30 Venue: Mary Asher Lifestyle Centre, 80 Samora Machel (Aliwal) Street, Durban Contact Mrs P Gounden (TWMP) on 031 301 1629 or Ateesha Rampersad (TAFTA) on 031 332 3721. Dress: Eastern if you desire to Come and enjoy an afternoon of dance and music. Delectable refreshments will be on sale. NB: Vegetarians will be catered for.

[October 12, 2016]