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TAFTA Christmas Car Boot Sale

Join on us on Saturday, 8 December at Oldfield TAFTA Park  (29 Perserverance Road, Bellair) for the Christmas Car Boot Sale. Live music Lots of food and cakes Bric and brac Homemade goodies Please book a site. Cost is R60 a car. Please note there are no tables available – you need to bring your own table. For more information please contact Mary Fouche on 031 465 9268.

[November 28, 2018]

2018 Trail Run draws crowds

More than 350 fitness enthusiasts braved the wet weather to participate in Tafta’s popular annual Trail Run. Runners had the choice of two distances – 4km and 8km – with both routes taking participants along the little known ‘green’ corridors of Virginia Bush. Despite its proximity to the City, this nature area is a haven of cool paths beneath a green canopy of natural forest, filled with birdsong. Winners were: 4km – Women 1) Sisandas Khakhane 2) Gumede Sphumelele 3) Gumede Lusandea 4km – Men 1) Mndaba Nkosinathi 2) Mkhize […]

[November 19, 2018]

Tell my Story winners announced

On Friday 16 November, the winners of the Tafta TellMyStory schools’ competition were announced at the Windermere Centre, where the finalists’ work had been on exhibition that week. The competition, which is annually hosted by Tafta and is open to all its elders and community club members, is aimed at reawakening the love of story-telling and reading in the elderly. This year, the competition was extended to include an entry category for primary school learners, aimed at bridging inter-generational gaps and promoting conversations between the young and old. Younger entrants […]

[November 16, 2018]

Eviction of Mr Glen Chapman

As previously confirmed, The Association for the Aged (Tafta) has complied with the court order to evict Mr Chapman on the agreed upon date. Mr Chapman was notified of his eviction and given adequate time to make alternate accommodation arrangements with family, friends, and other welfare organisations within due course. Tafta remains committed to the safety and security of Tafta elders, and once again, the decision to launch legal proceedings against Mr Chapman was done out of the necessity to protect the Tafta elders in our care. CEO Femada Shamam […]

[November 2, 2018]

100 year old church celebrated

On 26 October residents of Tafta Park, friends and staff gathered at the Oldfield Church for a special service to mark its 100th anniversary. Arthur Dixon prepared an interesting display at the entrance to the church, showcasing the history of Bellair and the first churches. Please click here for more photos of the day.

[October 31, 2018]