Community takes over the reins of outreach project at Amaoti

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On 27 March 2018 Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam, and Tafta Council Chair, Wicus Jacobs, officially handed over the multipurpose outreach project in Amaoti, Inanda, to the community based NPO Ilungelo Labadala. Tafta began developing and mentoring the outreach project in 2000 and, following a two year handover process that began in 2016, handed over assets amounting to nearly R4.7 million to the Ilungelo Labadala organisation. Tafta initially became involved in the Inanda area in 1989 when the Association was approached to provide a meal for pensioners waiting for pension pay-outs […]
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Human Rights Day – Tafta highlights plight of elderly

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To mark Human Rights Day on 21 March, Tafta is urging the South African government to deliver on the provisions set out in the Older Person’s Act, through the delivery of support services that enable elders to continue living in their own homes. The sheer demand for care services by the ageing population remains a concern for Tafta. Recent research indicates that in the next 10 years, the number of people over age 60 will surpass one billion, making the case for governments, advocacy groups and non-profit organisations to come […]
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Empowering women to make a difference

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day with its theme of #PressforProgress, Tafta is proud of the role we’ve played in mentoring the women of the Illungelo Labadala village in Amaoti, Inanda – helping them to develop a community outreach initiative aimed at protecting its most vulnerable members – elders and children. “Our association has a history of strong female leadership,” explains  Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam. “Initiatives like the Amaoti Village help strong and motivated women press for progress in their communities. Since 2003 when we began mentoring this project, there […]
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Tafta urges corporates and communities to get together

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After successfully mentoring the Illungelo Labadala project in Amaoti, Inanda for the past 14 years, Tafta has proved that sustainable development initiatives in rural areas are dependent on community members and business working together. “Through being involved in the Amaoti project over the past decade and a half, we’ve seen a paradigm shift in how those involved in the community see themselves,” says Tafta CEO Femada Shamam. “Through initiatives such as the food security project, sewing club, and enterprise development projects, community members can actively contribute to their livelihood whilst […]
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