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Just a month left to enter Tafta’s #TellMyStory Competition

Schools, youth and community elders are encouraged to enter the Tafta #TellMyStory competition before the submission deadline of 20 Spetember 2019. The annual competition is open to all elders as well as youth and school learners, and aims to reawaken the love of story-telling and reading in the community, as well as bridging intergenerational gaps and promoting conversations between the young and old. This year, the theme of the competition is “Creating an Age Friendly World” and competition entrance topics are as follows: Grade R/ Grade 1-3: “Draw an Age […]

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[August 20, 2019]

Vacancy: Tafta’s Charity shop – donations officer (with Sales experience)

A vacancy has become available for the above position. Suitable candidates with the following qualifications and experience are invited to apply. PRIMARY FUNCTION OF POSITION: To meet weekly/ monthly sales targets of the Charity shop. To source donations for Tafta’s Charity shop. To oversee the operations of the charity shop. REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12/matriculation Experience in sales and merchandising in a sales environment Experience in Stock management Experience in customer and/or donor relations Experience in marketing Computer literate (Word level 2 or intermediate – professional; excel level 1) Experience and knowledge […]

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[August 6, 2019]

Booking open for new Care Practitioners Course

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, School Certificate (min Grade 10), Curriculum Vitae (CV) and ID/Passport size photo. DURATION: 3 Months consisting of: • 12 Modules Theory – 5 Weeks • 5 Weeks Practical Training including Exam • 12 Assignments • Two written exams Only students who pass the tests and whose fees are fully paid will receive a certificate. FEE: R3500 for the […]

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[July 24, 2019]

Eden Alternative registered home

Tafta on Ridge commits to implementing The Eden Alternative

Tafta on Ridge is the first organisation in Kwa-Zulu Natal – and the third in South Africa – to become a member of Eden Alternative South Africa Registry. This means that the TAFTA community in Durban has joined over 350 international long-term care communities committed to improving the quality of life and care for the people they serve. Founded in the USA in 1991 by Dr William Thomas, a Harvard-educated physician and Board Certified Geriatrician, the Eden Alternative is a small not-for-profit organisation already making a big difference across the […]

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[July 24, 2019]

Tell my Story competition returns

Following on from the success of last year’s Tell my Story Competition, which was extended to include school children, Tafta is once again running the competition which aims to generate intergenerational dialogue and encourage respect, care and compassion between elders and younger generations of society This year’s theme is “Creating an Age Friendly World”. Participants are encouraged to draw an age friendly city, or write a story that describes an age friendly world where elders’ needs are met and they feel respected. Children from Grade R to Grade 12 are […]

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[July 22, 2019]