Young people making same retirement planning mistakes as their parents

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[with acknowledgement to Sizwe Dlamini in Personal Finance, 17 June 2017] Although their financial behaviour differs from that of other generations in some respects, Millennials may still be in danger of making the same mistakes as their parents when investing and planning for retirement. The stark reality is that 94% of South Africans are unable to retire comfortably, and a recent survey by 10x Investments reveals worrying insights into the saving habits of young South Africans. Steven Nathan, the chief executive of 10X Investments, says that, in addition to highlighting […]
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Tafta Residents test new Kraydel device

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Over the past few weeks Kraydel has been trialling their latest hardware and software with some “marvellous, helpful, inquisitive and adventurous residents of two of the Tafta facilities in South Africa”. According to Kraydel CEO, Dr Lisa Smith, the trial was “a great opportunity for us to do things in the ‘real world’ where not surprisingly more things go wrong than they do on the work bench in our office.” Kraydel is an electronic device that works through Wi-Fi or 3G and the TV to provide non-instrusive monitoring of elderly […]
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The community joins Tafta in solidarity against elder abuse

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Scores of passionate community members took to the streets of Durban’s CBD on Tuesday, 13 June committed to highlighting the scourge of elder abuse and the plight of the elderly. The annual awareness walk hosted by Tafta drew hundreds of participants including elders and local advocacy organisations, who showed their support for promoting the rights of elderly. Heeding the call to action ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the group set off from Durban City Hall bearing posters and chanting in solidarity against the abuse, neglect […]
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New residential complex for the elderly launched

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Just launched by Tafta, Barns Cottages ia a newly-renovated complex on the Berea, offering senior citizens spacious independent units to let. A much sough-after alternative to traditional old age homes, the complex provides an ideal environment for Durban’s elderly to continue living independently and securely while remaining an active part of the community. Centrally located in the Essenwood area, the cottages offer easy access to public transport, shopping complexes, restaurants and hospitals. The historic Haden Road building, which dates back 127 years, was developed when a former Durban-based businessman, Robert […]
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Join us for the Elder Abuse Awareness Walk

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Join TAFTA in taking a stand against the abuse of elder citizens by taking part in our annual awareness walk in solidarity against abuse of the elderly. Date: 13 June 2017 Time: 9.30 for 10.00 Starting point: City Hall, Durban Dress code: Dress casual in purple The walk serves to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 and forms part of Tafta’s Do the Right Thing campaign – an initiative to highlight the plight of the elderly and advocate for their rights. According to the South African Human […]
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Become a Care Practitioner with TAFTA

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CARE PRACTITIONERS COURSE  2017 (Second intake) 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 and School Certificate (min Grade 10) & CV DURATION: 3 Months consisting of: • 12 Modules Theory • 5 Weeks Practical Training • 12 Assignments • Two written exams Only students who pass the tests and whose fees are fully paid will receive a certificate. FEE: R3000 for the 3 months course. […]
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Calling all seniors

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Enter the 5th Rotary Gran & Gramps Walk along the Durban beachfront on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 08h30. Enjoy a 5km stroll from Durban View Park (corner Marine Drive/Durban View Road) to Breakers and back. Entrance fee is R60 per person, which includes a health breakfast, coffee and lots of lucky dip prizes. Proceeds go towards Tafta’s Guardian project and other Rotary charities. Please consider bringing along some toiletries for the needy. Pre-registration essential. Please click here to download the entry form, which should be filled in and emailed […]
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Alexander Forbes brings smiles to John Dunn House.

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On behalf of the residents at John Dunn House, we would like to say a huge thank you to the team from Alexander Forbes for the most wonderful morning ever. Thank you to the team for sharing your time with us in such a special way. The atmosphere was absolutely beautiful and something that the residents will remember for a long time to come. Many thanks for the gifts that were so nicely put together, as well as for the snacks that everyone enjoyed.
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