If your actions inspire others
to dream more, learn more, do more
and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
|Mr JJ Jacobs||Chairman|
|Mrs K Mqingwana||First Vice-Chairman|
|Mr C Van Den Berg
|Mrs L Govender||Secretary|
|Mr M Barry||Member|
|Mr D Wamback||Member|
|Mrs NM Sithole||Member|
|Mrs DF Shembe-Ntuli||Member|
|Mr CA Robinson||Member|
|Dr S Ramlall||Member|
|Mrs C Shandu||Member|
|Mr R Scorer||Member|
Tafta’s sphere of influence in the elderly and vulnerable community in the greater Durban area continues
to expand, notwithstanding some significant social and financial challenges. However, we are committed
to growing our footprint within the constraints of our physical, financial and human resources.
Our management team has implemented an achievable strategic plan which, on regular review, confirms that we are consistently meeting our objectives and re- enforcing our key competencies and functions. As always, intense focus is maintained on our finances and our valuable property assets. As we head into our 60th year of existence, we have brought on stream Langeler Towers, our biggest project to date. At the same time, we have implemented a phased maintenance strategy to ensure the safety and compliance of all our properties to ensure they remain structurally sound for years to come. We have also divested two buildings which no longer meet Tafta’s structural and quality requirements. All residents of Ray Hulett House were relocated to more suitable units within our portfolio; with the majority accommodated at the newly developed, state-of-the-art Langeler Towers.
This year-end marked the retirement of our long standing Chief Executive Officer, Margie Smith, after 34 years of service to Tafta. While we wish her well for the future, I am pleased to inform you that Margie retains a consultancy role within Tafta and is still part of the family. We congratulate Femada Shamam on her move from senior management into the role of Chief Executive Officer. As an internal appointment, Femada’s transition into leadership was seamless, and we wish her every success into the future.
Our continued growth and sustainability would not be possible without the guidance and input of our Council members who give willingly of their time and experience. The generous financial support of our donor base is most welcome, much appreciated and sorely needed, and we thank you.
We are also ever grateful to our active group of volunteers who always seem to be there when we need them. Perhaps it is most fitting to thank our fantastic Tafta team, management and all staff, all of whom make it happen, and make us proud to say “I am Tafta”.
TAFTA services are under the control of six Divisional Managers led by CEO, Femada Shamam.
Chief Financial Officer
Divisional Manager Finance/Procurement
Divisional Manager Support Services
Divisional Manager Fundraising, Marketing and Public Relations
Divisional Manager Admin/HR
Divsional Manager: Operations
Senior Manager: Cook ‘n Care
Tel. 031 705 6661
Senior Manager: Maintainance
Senior Manager: Finance
Senior manager: Procurement
The following vacancies are currently available at Tafta.