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Latest on new SASSA payment system

SASSA beneficiaries need not to worry about allocating the whole day to collection of social grants as they can now withdraw anytime and anywhere, electronically, from any post office, ATM, supermarkets and shops. According to the latest issue of SASSA News (May 2018), the widely spoken about new SASSA/SAPO card has arrived and is being rolled out. The cards are available at SASSA offices, SASSA paypoints and will soon be available at the Post Office. Beneficiaries who collect their grants from paypoints and merchants, need to swap their old cards […]

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[June 7, 2018]

Join us for an evening of glamour, fine dining and top class entertainment

Tafta invites you to our first ever Fundraising Gala Dinner on Friday, 21 September 2018, held to commemorate our 60th birthday. The glittering event, themed “Night of Diamond”, will be hosted by well-known celebrity, radio presenter and comedian Darren Maule, at the sumptuous Elangeni Hotel. Tickets cost R550 per person or R5500 per table, and include a three-course dinner, exclusive gift bag and an evening filled with top class entertainment. Proceeds from the evening will go towards providing healthy balanced meals to Durban’s elderly, through Tafta’s nutritious meal programme. This […]

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[June 6, 2018]

Qualify as a Care Practitioner

Tafta offers 3-month courses for those wishing to train for a career as a Care Practitioner. Courses are held at John Conradie House (15 Prince Street, Durban) and are taught in English, so students need to be proficient in the language. Requirements: in order to apply, you will need: Certified copy of your ID School Certificate (in Grade 10) Curriculum Vitae (CV) ID/passport size photo Duration: the 3 month course consists of 12 modules of theory (5 weeks) 5 weeks’ practical training, including exam 12 assignments 2 written exams Only […]

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[May 31, 2018]

Social grants in South Africa – separating myth from reality

Since the proposed introduction of the new SASSA payment system and the issue of new cards, we have received numerous comments and questions regarding the social grant system, and it’s long term sustainability as the number of beneficiaries grows. The Old Age Grant is just one of seven different categories of grants. What these categories are, who is eligible to benefit, what impact the grants are having and myths and misconceptions around the viability and long-term benefits of the system can be found by visiting www.africacheck.org.

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[May 31, 2018]

Support our Winter Warmth Drive

With temperatures falling, Tafta is launching a Winter Warmth Drive to safeguard vulnerable elderly people, who face greater risk of coughs, colds, flu and other ailments in the colder months. “Winter also brings an increased sense of isolation.” explains Tafta CEO Femada Shamam. “For elders who can barely afford increased utility bills, warm winter clothing and bedding, a plate of hot, nutritious food that helps fight common winter ailments such as the ‘flu, is considered a luxury.” Tafta Kings Hall resident Rachel Chetty says, “I’ve seen how many of my […]

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[May 29, 2018]