How much do I need to save for retirement?

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How do you know when you’ve saved enough to be able to retire? There are many different factors to take into account, including the unpredictable rate of inflation. Your safest bet always is to consult a professional, who will take your individual circumstances and needs into consideration. But the general rule of thumb is that if you can live on 6% of your retirement investment capital, and your savings are properly managed, you should be able to retire comfortably. According to an article published in Fin24 in 2017, after you […]
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Golf day fundraiser

Calling all golf enthusiasts

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You’re invited to participate in our annual Golf Day Challenge, and help raise funds for Meals on Wheels – an essential Tafta service to Durban’s elders. The tournament, which takes place on 16 May at the Durban Country Club, is a 4-ball alliance, two scores to count. The entrance fee of R1000 per player (R4000 per team) includes a halfway-meal, green fees, and a glamorous dinner and prize giving to round off the evening. All proceeds for this year’s event will once again go towards Tafta’s Meals on Wheels, a […]
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Easter fun

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Easter fever was in full swing at TAFTA homes in and around Durban, with the elders being treated to hot cross buns, tea, cake and delicious Easter eggs. Thanks to all who contributed to our Cuppa Comfort drive – donating Easter eggs in a mug for our residents. Special thanks to The Robin Hood Foundation, Elphis Church, Bravofoods, Clifton School, Grace Family Church, St Michael’s Anglican Church and numerous generous individual donors like Nishi Singh of NSP Consultants. Tafta on Ridge Residents and Ocean View elders enjoyed an intergenerational Easter […]
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Palliative Care Workshop: book now

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Tafta will be hosting a Palliative Care Workshop on 15 May at the Anna Conradie Service Centre, 42 South Beach Avenue, Durban. This course is CPD accredited (3.5 points) and is a must for anyone caring for terminally ill patients and/or the aged. Among the topics to be covered are: The prinicpals of palliative care Health ethics Preparing the patient for death Communication skills Grief and loss Healthy closure rituals for carers These issues will be presented by a team of medical experts, comprising: Dr. Thiloshni Govender (MBChB medicine, Diploma […]
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Time waits for no one

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They say that times goes faster the older you get. And in this day in age, the weeks pass so quickly that, before we know it, months or even years have gone before we can catch our breath. In years gone by there seemed to be so much more time. For lazy walks on the beach, picnics in the garden, long afternoons spent in the sun having a braai, swimming and playing garden cricket until the sun went down. Nowadays, years can go by without seeing family and friends, and […]
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No joy? Goodbye!

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Do we really need half the things that fill our homes? We seem to have this fixation of buying beautiful (often useless) items to decorate our homes. These usually come at great expense and add to our already busy and cluttered lives. Netflix has a new show that caught our attention, Tidying up with Marie Kondo, which is a reality TV series that follows Marie – an organising consultant – as she visits families and helps them organise and tidy their homes. Marie’s idea is simple and makes so much […]
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