Wills and women

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According to an article in Personal Finance [25 August 2018], the acclaimed soul singer, Aretha Franklin, who died on 16 August, did not have a Will. Her death was not sudden. She had been battling pancreatic cancer for months. Her lawyer had repeatedly urged her to make a Will. But, despite having assets worth around $80 million and four children – one of whom has special needs – she apparently didn’t see the need for one. Instead, she will join the ranks of other stars like Prince and Ike Turner, […]
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Thokoza hostel elder enjoy wellness day

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Following a chance meeting with elders from the Thokoza Hostel, Tafta social worker, Happiness Mchunu, hosted a wellness day for them on 23 August. The event included talks on active ageing and physical exercise sessions. Most of these elders are forced to continue earning a living as street vendors. At the hostel they share rooms with other elderly people, younger women and even children. In discussion with Tafta, they raised concerns about access to food, assistive devices and the need to earn an income. Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam promised to […]
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Plenty to sing about at gala dinner

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Included in the epic entertainment line-up for guests attending our 60th anniversary Gala Dinner on 21 September are: celebrity MC Darren Maule, Playback singer Eric Canham, a jewellery display by gemmologist and businessman Akshar Choudree, and Tafta’s own intergenerational choir, which is sure to set the right tone and keep everyone in good spirits. Comprising Tafta staff and elders, the Tafta Choir is ready to give their best performance at the event. Choir co-ordinator, Rahida Hassan, said: “We’re especially proud of our choir, who’ve previously won The Kwa-Zulu Natal Inter […]
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