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More to celebrate in elder care

Not only is Tafta celebrating its 60-year history of care for Durban’s elderly this year, we are also commemorating another milestone: the establishment of our Home based care service, which was initiated in 1964. Launched to address the lack of resources to assist frail elderly in the community, the service employs social workers to visit older people who don’t have access to care facilities or treatment. Reports from the early years show that 1 816 home visits were paid during the period 31 March 1965 to 31 March 1966. Fifty-two […]

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[February 20, 2018]

Save the date

TAFTA’s Corporate Golf Day Challenge invites you to get ready to grab your clubs and swing for a good cause! Together we can make a difference to the lives of the elderly. Date: 10 May 2018 Venue: Durban Country Club Price: R4000 per 4-ball (package includes green fees, cart, halfway lunch and dinner) Format: 4-ball alliance, 2 scores to count Bookings: Ateesha Rampersad on 031 332 3721 or ateesha@tafta.org.za Prize giving will be followed by dinner.

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[February 14, 2018]

Anniversary celebrations kick off in style

Monday 12 February 2018 marked the official launch of Tafta’s 60th Anniversary with a flag raising ceremony at John Dunn House in Wentworth. Thirty years earlier, the first residents were admitted to the 104 bed home. The adjacent Primrose wellness centre opened in the same year and remains an active social centre for the Wentworth community to this day. Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer hoisted the 60th anniversary flag during Monday’s ceremony, which was attended by local dignitaries, members of the press, Tafta management and residents at the home. Throughout the […]

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[February 13, 2018]

SASSA – new payment system

Beneficiaries of the government Old Age Grant need to be aware that certain changes will be implemented from 1 April 2018, in compliance with the Court Order requiring the phasing out of the current service provider, CPS. Beneficiaries have been assured that the payment of grants will continue as normal during the transition period while SASSA and the South African Post Office develop and implement a new payment process. Important changes are listed below: Beneficiaries now have a choice as to how they wish to receive their social grants. This […]

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[February 1, 2018]

60th Anniversary celebrations begin

We kicked off our 60 year anniversary celebrations with a staff launch event on 26 January 2018. CEO Femada Shamam extended her gratitude to the Association’s employees who commemorated the special event at the Durban Country Club, with the help of DJ Darren Maule and the Team Attitude entertainment team.   Pictured: Tafta’s CEO Femada Shamam launches the Association’s 60th birthday celebrations with Tafta staff

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[January 30, 2018]