Monday 12 February 2018 marked the official launch of Tafta’s 60th Anniversary with a flag raising ceremony at John Dunn House in Wentworth. Thirty years earlier, the first residents were admitted to the 104 bed home. The adjacent Primrose wellness centre opened in the same year and remains an active social centre for the Wentworth community to this day.
Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer hoisted the 60th anniversary flag during Monday’s ceremony, which was attended by local dignitaries, members of the press, Tafta management and residents at the home.
Throughout the year ahead, Tafta will roll out a series of events, highlighting its mission of inspiring active ageing.
“It gives us a chance to reflect on our promise to care for an ageing society and envision our future plans,” said Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam.
After six decades of serving the needs of KwaZulu-Natal’s elderly, the organisation remains at the forefront of elder care, constantly developing its model to meet the needs of the ageing population.
“We take stock as we celebrate this milestone anniversary and recognise that our success and our growth over 60 years has been the result of contributions by many individuals, partners, funders and supporters,” Shamam said.
“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the passion and investment of our stakeholder community.”
Pictured (L-R): Tafta Council vice Chairman Wickus Jacobs, Tafta CEO Femada Shamam, Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer, Tafta Council Chairman Russell Scorer, Tafta’s Ingrid Singh, Provincial Manager National Lotteries Commission: Mr Sanele Dlamini, and Chair of South Durban community environment Alliance: Desmond De Sa