National Minimum Wage Act threatens NPO care workers’ jobs

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Tafta social worker Robyn Coetzee (left) is pictured with Wentworth resident, Mrs Kebble and her carer, Bridgette who, before the Minimum Wage Act was legislated, received a stipend for her work. Following the signing of the National Minimum Wage Bill into effect earlier this year, Tafta – together with the Global Ageing Network – has called on the South African elder care sector to join a virtual roundtable discussion on the impact of the Bill on the sector. Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam, said they were partnering with the Global Ageing […]
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Shameful truth about elder abuse

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The worst thing about elder abuse is not that it happens. But that it’s so easy to get away with. You can punch, slap or kick a frail old person … steal from them … deprive them of food, water or medication … shout at them or mock them … or leave them for sitting on the toilet for hours – and, more often than not, they won’t tell anyone what you did. Because they’re afraid. Just like children and animals, vulnerable elders are helpless against those who attack or […]
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