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New suppliers on board

Tafta is excited to announce the appointment of two new suppliers to our organisation in the next few weeks. From Monday, 15 March 2021, we welcome the Durban South Skills Development (DSSD) Laundry, which will provide laundry services for Tafta homes from a new base at John Dunn House in Wentworth. We love supporting local community businesses, especially when they provide employment for people with disabilities. We wish owner, Adele Walker, everything of the best in this new partnership with Tafta. From 1 April 2021, we will be using a […]

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[March 16, 2021]

Femada Shamam, Chief Executive Officer of Tafta

Message from the CEO

Finally, we saw the back of 2020! But not before a spike in Covid-19 infections, the emergence of a new, faster spreading variant of the disease, and a return to Level 3 Lockdown. At Tafta, the new year began with continued efforts to protect our elders and staff. We are deeply saddened by the loss of some members of our Tafta family, and extend our thoughts and prayers to their loved ones. But, if nothing else, the pandemic has shone a spotlight on elder care, and the need for every […]

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[February 16, 2021]

Ma Priscilla says, ‘thank you’

Area Manager, Abel Naicker, recently received this delightful note from a Tafta resident. I have long been wanting to write and commend you and your staff for the way you treat us elderly people. The mission and principles of Tafta are always displayed by you and your tremendous staff – they’re not just ‘sayings’ on the wall. I believe this is because of your outstanding leadership. “Son, you are always polite and ‘hands-on’ in all our social activities and sports. May our loving Father Jehovah bless you for all your […]

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[February 16, 2021]

Elma gets her Century!

On 17 November 2020, Mrs Elma Noyle, celebrated her 100th birthday with a party for family and friends at her home at Tafta on Ridge, where she has lived for the past five years. Before that, she lived at Tafta Lodge for 20 years. We can’t take all the credit for her longevity, but the care she receives at Tafta speaks for itself! Social worker, Jackie Snyman, describes Mrs Noyle as happy and active. “Mrs Noyle is one of those people who never complains. She is very active, with Bingo […]

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[February 16, 2021]

Why support Tafta?

From making a small donation in response to an appeal in the past 20 years ago, to the decision to leave a bequest to Tafta in her Will, Mrs C is one of our most loyal supporters. She describes the staff at Tafta as ‘unsung heroes’ and believes that the government is not doing nearly enough for its old people. “Private funding is required,” she says. “Elderly people are last in the queue when a donation is considered. Children and animals seem to take precedence. But we owe our elderly […]

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[February 16, 2021]