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elder abuse awareness day

Today is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and we invite you to follow our campaign on social media, which highlights common types of abuse, causes and solutions provided by Tafta. Follow our Facebook page This year, we acknowledge the impact that Covid-19 has had in exacerbating social and economic hardships on families, which we believe increases the risk of exploitation and abuse of older persons in South Africa. There are no official reports available on the status of elder abuse during the pandemic. However early reports on domestic- and […]

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[June 15, 2021]

Tafta Vaccination drive continues

Covid-19 vaccinations continue at Tafta with visits from the Department of Health to Tafta homes, and Tafta staff and elders visiting designated vaccination sites outside of Tafta facilities. To date, a total of 708 elders, 67 staff and 123 outsourced staff have received the vaccination. Over 60% of Tafta’s elders have willingly had their jabs, and we are happy to report there have been no instances of adverse effects. We thank the Department of Health for their continued endeavors to help us achieve herd immunity in our Homes, and look […]

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[June 9, 2021]

vaccination roll-out at Tafta on Ridge

Vaccination roll-out begins

Wednesday 19 May was the long awaited moment when the Department of Health came to Tafta on Ridge to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to our elders. This marked a historic moment in our fight against the disease, and offered an encouraging glimpse into a future where the threat is over and life can return to normal. Elders at the home were eager and relieved to get their vaccinations, together with the assurance that even if they do get the disease, symptoms are likely to be mild and the chances of […]

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[May 20, 2021]

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]