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Peter & Josephine Asher

Heritage Month reminds us where we come from

The recent death of a member of one of Tafta’s founding families, Peter Asher (1927-2021), reminds us of the richness of our heritage as an organisation. What better time than Heritage Month to look back over the past 63 years to 1958 – when a group of concerned citizens, led by John Conradie, established Tafta to alleviate suffering and distress among Durban’s elderly. At the time, Peter’s mother, Mary Asher, was a noted community worker and a city councillor. At the invitation of John Conradie, she became the first chairperson […]

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[September 8, 2021]

Top Women in Business Initiative

Top Women in Business – Tafta CEO short-listed

Tafta is proud to announce that our Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Femada Shamam, has been short-listed in the 2021 Standard Bank KZN Top Business Women Initiative. Femada, together with the nine other phenomenal women, will share their stories during an interactive online webinar series. Starting on Thursday, 2 September at 6.30 pm, the series offers an opportunity to learn from the best! The nominees come from all sectors – big business, entrepreneurs and agents of social change. With a wealth of insights gleaned from their experiences to share, these role […]

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[September 1, 2021]

Fulfilling a wishlist

We are so grateful to Glenashley Preparatory School for their commitment to fundraising and collecting much needed items over this past school term. After selling over 1000 Purple Hearts stickers, the awesome learners and staff of Glenashley Prep chose to further assist Tafta by hosting a toiletry collection drive. Everyday items like toiletries are costly for some of the elders in our care, so learners and their families have been hard at work over the last few weeks fulfilling our Toiletries Wish list for elders in need. Toilet paper, soap […]

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[August 23, 2021]

Guardian ‘angels’ protect our most vulnerable elders

Special thanks to the members of our exclusive ‘Guardians’ circle, for contributing towards the cost of frail care for needy elders. At Tafta we offer 24 hour nursing care, so for someone like Mr H – a 78 year old divorced state pensioner with no children, your caring kindness is a true blessing. Mr H has Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. He is incapable of caring for himself. Initially we provided a home based carer to help him with bathing and meals. But his condition steadily deteriorated, and […]

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[July 19, 2021]

Femada Shamam, Chief Executive Officer of Tafta

Message from the CEO

On 12 May 2021, we celebrated International Nurses Day at Tafta. It was an opportunity to acknowledge our frontline heroes for their dedication, patience and exemplary service throughout the difficult days of 2020 and 2021. Our nurses go the extra mile to ensure residents’ safety, comfort and care. I am so proud of the way they stepped forward to complete the training that qualified them to administer the Covid vaccine to elders right here in our Homes. My gratitude is echoed in the note of appreciation from the family of […]

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[July 19, 2021]