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Thank you from our elders

You brought the magic of Christmas to our elders

Once again, the good people of Durban responded in their hundreds to make sure our elders had a Christmas to remember. Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored a festive meal for men and women living in Tafta residences, or attending one of our wellness centres or clubs. The festive season was very different this year … with social distancing, hand sanitiser and masks reminding us all of the ever present threat of Covid-19. Following the spike in cases in mid December, some of the lunches had to be […]

[January 19, 2021]

Important fundraising notice

Please note: The Association for the Aged (TAFTA) has a formal fundraising team and all calls for donations and in kind support are initiated by this department through professional channels of communication with supporters. We have never, and will not, call on elders to lead fundraising appeals. Any queries in this regard should be directed to the Tafta Income Development and Public Relations (IDPR) department at or 031 332 3721. If you would like to support our organisation – and the elders we care for, thank you! Please click […]

[January 19, 2021]

Covid-19 protocols

Covid-19 update: 5 January 2021

Sadly, we have begun the new year with a spate of new infections in our homes. The newer strain of the Coronavirus has taken hold fast, with the infection spreading at a rapid rate once it enters our homes. Since the start of the pandemic in South Africa, we have recorded a total of 144 Covid positive cases among elders and staff. We have sadly lost 17 elders and one staff member to the disease, but are extremely grateful for the recovery of 67 elders and 36 staff. There are […]

[January 6, 2021]

Message from Femada Shamam

Covid-19 update: 13 December 2020

December 14: Four more elders have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since yesterday at John Conradie House/Langeler Towers complex and Tafta Lodge. There are now a total of 10 Covid-19 positive elders and 2 positive carers at Tafta Homes. Of these ten new cases, six elders are in hospital and a further four are in quarantine. This brings the total number of cases to 57 elders and 28 staff.   December 13: A further 4 elders and 2 carers have been diagnosed with Covid-19 at Tafta’s John Conradie House/Langeler Towers complex. […]

[December 14, 2020]

Tafta’s 5-year strategic plan on track

Back in 2014/15, Tafta initiated an extensive 5 year strategy which would be used to guide the organisation into the future. The aims were primarily to meet the needs of elders in our community, to develop an effective operating model and to achieve financial sustainability both now and into the future. These goals were further broken down into internal and external actions that could be measured. Five years later, we can confidently report that great strides forward have been made in all areas covered by the strategy. Please click here […]

[December 1, 2020]