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Tafta set to spoil guests at Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner

Pictured above from left to right – back row: Primrose Wellness Centre elders Carol Augustus, Lorraine Pretorius and Merryl Naidoo with Tafta CEO Femada Shamam. Front: Darren Maule, Chateau Gateaux’s Anna Kelly and Tsogo Sun Elangeni and Maharani General Manager Wayne Smith.   Hosted by ECR personality, celebrity and comedian Darren Maule, our annual Gala Dinner on 25 October 2019 at The Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel will include the opportunity to win: Fabulous weekend getaways from Platinum destinations and the Fairmont Zimbali resort A Dolphins cricket team autographed bat sponsored […]

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[October 18, 2019]

Lions North Durban

Lions North Durban – we thank you

We pay tribute to the Lions North Durban and their president, Kim Van Wyk, for the incredible support they give to our Tafta Elders. Lions North has been delivering 120 food parcels at Ray Hullett and now Langelar Towers for over 20 years. Moreover, they have provided eye tests and glasses to most of the Tafta residents for more than a decade, and hosted a braai at Tafta on Ridge every year on Heritage Day. Thank you sincerely for the difference you make in the lives of Durban’s elders.  

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[October 16, 2019]

Thank you for helping us change lives

By 2050, more than 2 billion people in the world will be 60 or older, which means we need to pay even more attention to the challenges faced by the elderly, and there are challenges aplenty. Many ordinary, hardworking people see their lives fall apart as they get older. We share a few of their stories below. All of a sudden, the lives of these previously independent people became frightening and painful. On October 1 we commemorated the International Day of Older Persons, which promotes awareness of the elderly and […]

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[October 14, 2019]

Elders’ Sports Day

As part of Older Persons Week (20 September-6 October) we held our annual sports day on 2 October at Anna Conradie Centre. It was a day of fun and incredible competition. Elders from Oldfield, The Bluff Club, Primrose Centre, Happy Hearts, Anna Conradie House, Mary Asher, John Conradie House/Langeler Towers, the Muslim Club, Jolly Hearts, Sunshine Centre and Tafta on Ridge competed in a variety of games and activities. The winners were Mary Asher who ended on 8 points ahead. Thanks to all the Centre Managers for making this day […]

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[October 9, 2019]

Annual General Meeting

Tafta AGM on 26 September

Tafta’s 60th Annual General Meeting took place at Anna Conradie Wellness Centre on 26 September 2019. Guests included the elders we serve, who showed keen interest as leaders of the organisation took them through the year end results. As we reflected on the business of operating Tafta, we were reminded that a good combination of head and heart is needed to ensure that we continue to provide a service which is relevant, and that we respond to the needs in a way that does not compromise our ability to support […]

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[October 1, 2019]