This Mandela Day, we invite you to #BeTheLegacy in service to the elderly

Our elders have created a wonderful legacy for the people of Durban,
through their hard work in helping to build the city and contributing to the economy.
Now it's our turn to #BeTheLegacy and use the opportunity presented by Nelson Mandela's Centenary
to honour our aged with comfort and care this Mandela Day.

We're opening up our Tafta Homes to the community for the entire month of July
and inviting YOU to come along and make a personal difference.
Because, in the words of Nelson Mandela himself:

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
– Nelson Mandela

4 ways to get involved this Mandela Day


Come and help with painting, cleaning, gardening, crafts, cooking/serving meals, games, writing letters, etc.

Spend time with our elders: teach them a fun activity, cook a meal together, or simply enjoy a chat.

Please complete the form below to let us know which initiatives you are keen to get involved in, how many people are coming, etc.

Ask us for help

They may be old, but they still have a lot to give! If you're involved in an outreach project that needs items knitted or a 'granny' to read to young children, please let us know.

Many fit and active elderly residents would enjoy the opportunity to volunteer and #BeTheLegacy themselves!

For more information, please contact Pranisha at

Have a clear out

Use your 67 minutes to clear out your home or garage and donate any clothing or household item that you haven't used in over a year to Tafta.

If we can't use the items in our homes, we'll sell them through our charity shop – Granny's Attic – to raise much needed funds towards the care of needy pensioners.

Items may be dropped off at the shop in Samora Machel (Aliwal) Street, or call 031 332 3721 for collection of large loads.


If you really can't give of your time, you can still be involved in Mandela Day by making a special donation towards our work. Simply click here to give online by credit card or Instant EFT - or scan the code below to give R200 through Zapper.

Is your heart bigger than your pocket? Then why not launch your own fundraising drive and collect donations for Tafta from family and friends?

Siblings Ronald & Shayna are running the Mandela Marathon and asking friends to sponsor them through a page on GivenGain.

Run, cycle, swim – or create your own fun event like bungee jumping or skydiving – and raise funds towards the care of Durban's seniors.

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Thank you to Mandela Day benefactors

Last Mandela Day, Tafta residents throughout Durban were treated to a wide variety of treats, including scrumptious meals, pamper sessions and even a dolphin show at Ushaka, which they described as a magnificent experience.

We are so grateful for our amazingly generous communities, and sincerely hope that Durban's elders can look forward to more treats and happiness this year.

However, we don't only want to be on the receiving end of these good deeds; in 2018 Tafta has decided to embrace the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth by ourselves participating in projects that are acts of service to the communities that support us. Our elders want to help by knitting items for underprivileged people, reading stories to children at pre-school, and other appropriate activities.

Please contact us if we can help YOU.

Mandela Day Sponsors

We are most grateful to have the support of these generous sponsors