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Tafta Residents test new Kraydel device

Over the past few weeks Kraydel has been trialling their latest hardware and software with some “marvellous, helpful, inquisitive and adventurous residents of two of the Tafta facilities in South Africa”. According to Kraydel CEO, Dr Lisa Smith, the trial was “a great opportunity for us to do things in the ‘real world’ where not surprisingly more things go wrong than they do on the work bench in our office.” Kraydel is an electronic device that works through Wi-Fi or 3G and the TV to provide non-instrusive monitoring of elderly […]

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[June 19, 2017]

The community joins Tafta in solidarity against elder abuse

Scores of passionate community members took to the streets of Durban’s CBD on Tuesday, 13 June committed to highlighting the scourge of elder abuse and the plight of the elderly. The annual awareness walk hosted by Tafta drew hundreds of participants including elders and local advocacy organisations, who showed their support for promoting the rights of elderly. Heeding the call to action ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the group set off from Durban City Hall bearing posters and chanting in solidarity against the abuse, neglect […]

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[June 13, 2017]

New residential complex for the elderly launched

Just launched by Tafta, Barns Cottages ia a newly-renovated complex on the Berea, offering senior citizens spacious independent units to let. A much sough-after alternative to traditional old age homes, the complex provides an ideal environment for Durban’s elderly to continue living independently and securely while remaining an active part of the community. Centrally located in the Essenwood area, the cottages offer easy access to public transport, shopping complexes, restaurants and hospitals. The historic Haden Road building, which dates back 127 years, was developed when a former Durban-based businessman, Robert […]

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[May 29, 2017]

Join us for the Elder Abuse Awareness Walk

Join TAFTA in taking a stand against the abuse of elder citizens by taking part in our annual awareness walk in solidarity against abuse of the elderly. Date: 13 June 2017 Time: 9.30 for 10.00 Starting point: City Hall, Durban Dress code: Dress casual in purple The walk serves to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 and forms part of Tafta’s Do the Right Thing campaign – an initiative to highlight the plight of the elderly and advocate for their rights. According to the South African Human […]

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[May 23, 2017]

Become a Care Practitioner with TAFTA

CARE PRACTITIONERS COURSE  2017 (Second intake) All courses are taught in English; therefore students need to be proficient in the language. Course will be conducted at John Conradie House, 15 Prince Street, Durban. REQUIREMENTS: Certified copy of ID and School Certificate (min Grade 10) & CV DURATION: 3 Months consisting of: • 12 Modules Theory • 5 Weeks Practical Training • 12 Assignments • Two written exams Only students who pass the tests and whose fees are fully paid will receive a certificate. FEE: R3000 for the 3 months course. […]

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[May 15, 2017]