It is in your hands

Each year, Tafta raises funds toward meeting the shortfall between an elder’s income and the cost of their care. We do this through events, foundational grants, corporate funding and calls to action. And this Mandela Month, we’re calling on YOU!

While it costs an average of R49,53 per day to provide care, accommodation and 3 meals to one elder – there is a gap of R15,21 between this amount and what the elder can afford. But the power to assist an elder to fill this gap lies in your hands …



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The strain of living in a toxic environment was taking its toll. Mrs M was desperately unhappy; life just wasn’t worth living. The thought of possibly having to endure years and years of emotional abuse filled her with despair.

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Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam, shares thoughts about global issues in ageing, as well as our specific response to challenges facing elders.

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If you are over the age of 60, Tafta is here for you.

A registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) and public benefit organisation (PBO), we offer a wealth of helpful information, advice and practical support to help you make the most of your golden years.

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We promote values of: Trust, Accountability, Transparency, Care, Respect, Integrity, Purpose, Service, Compassion, Environment.

We encourage all stakeholders in the spirit of these Values to support our Purpose: ‘To make dignity, growth and meaningful life a realistic prospect for all elders.’

These values are promoted through our work daily with our beneficiaries, stakeholders and general public and carried through to our messaging and advertising on print, broadcast, electronic and social media platforms.  As such, The Association for the Aged, has a zero tolerance policy for any vulgar or rude, threatening, abusive, discriminatory, cyber bullying or harassing comments on all our platforms.

Any comments identified as such will be removed from our platforms. Should the perpetrator persist, he or she will be blocked and reported.

For enquiries or reporting please contact us on 0313323721 or email