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Message from Margie

Generosity never grows old . . . 2016 brought with it some wonderful initiatives, which have seen so many happy faces as a result of your generosity. The success of Tafta’s festive campaigns is measured by the smiles on the faces of each resident. This year their joy was once again made possible by the generosity of dedicated supporters and friends of Tafta. Through each donation and the commitment from staff, we were able to treat 1 800 senior citizens to 22 scrumptious three-course lunches throughout the city. Our Festive […]

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[February 14, 2017]

Claim your tax back

Time is running out to take advantage of the tax benefits of donating to Tafta before the tax year ends on 28 February! Making a donation towards the care and shelter of a needy older person not only makes you feel good, SARS will reward you by allowing you to deduct the value of your donation from your taxable income.

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[February 14, 2017]

A new chapter in care

In November last year, we were forced to close Ray Hulett House, as the building was simply no longer viable. All the old wiring and plumbing needed to be completely replaced and the cost of the repairs was simply beyond our reach. There were mixed feelings among the residents, all of whom were offered alternative accommodation at various other Tafta residences. Fortunately the closure of Ray Hulett House coincided with the opening of Langeler Towers, and we were able to accommodate many of the elderly people in bright new rooms […]

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[February 14, 2017]

Diary Dates

Tuesday 21 March: Human Rights Day – many elderly people are denied the right to dignity, housing, respect and protection. Some are physically abused, but too scared to speak up for fear of losing what little they have. Join Tafta in fighting for the rights of elderly people to live out their lives free from fear, pain and hardship. May 2017 – Tafta’s popular annual Fun Walk is back at Durban’s beachfront. Pull on a pair of your funkiest socks and come and join us for this great family event […]

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[February 14, 2017]

Adding value to life

Five talented Tafta ladies have found a new outlet for their creative talent at The Wearable Library, a social enterprise project recently launched by Julia Franco and Sociologist Dylan McGarry. In days gone by, you knew the people who made your clothes. You’d visit the dressmaker or tailor, discuss style and fabrics, and come away with something made especially for you. Children wore clothes sewn by their mothers or knitted by granny. The idea behind the project It’s so different today, with shops full of soulless mass produced garments. The […]

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[February 14, 2017]