TAFTA Christmas Car Boot Sale

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Join on us on Saturday, 8 December at Oldfield TAFTA Park  (29 Perserverance Road, Bellair) for the Christmas Car Boot Sale. Live music Lots of food and cakes Bric and brac Homemade goodies Please book a site. Cost is R60 a car. Please note there are no tables available – you need to bring your own table. For more information please contact Mary Fouche on 031 465 9268.
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2018 Trail Run draws crowds

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More than 350 fitness enthusiasts braved the wet weather to participate in Tafta’s popular annual Trail Run. Runners had the choice of two distances – 4km and 8km – with both routes taking participants along the little known ‘green’ corridors of Virginia Bush. Despite its proximity to the City, this nature area is a haven of cool paths beneath a green canopy of natural forest, filled with birdsong. Winners were: 4km – Women 1) Sisandas Khakhane 2) Gumede Sphumelele 3) Gumede Lusandea 4km – Men 1) Mndaba Nkosinathi 2) Mkhize […]
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Tell my Story winners announced

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On Friday 16 November, the winners of the Tafta TellMyStory schools’ competition were announced at the Windermere Centre, where the finalists’ work had been on exhibition that week. The competition, which is annually hosted by Tafta and is open to all its elders and community club members, is aimed at reawakening the love of story-telling and reading in the elderly. This year, the competition was extended to include an entry category for primary school learners, aimed at bridging inter-generational gaps and promoting conversations between the young and old. Younger entrants […]
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Eviction of Mr Glen Chapman

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As previously confirmed, The Association for the Aged (Tafta) has complied with the court order to evict Mr Chapman on the agreed upon date. Mr Chapman was notified of his eviction and given adequate time to make alternate accommodation arrangements with family, friends, and other welfare organisations within due course. Tafta remains committed to the safety and security of Tafta elders, and once again, the decision to launch legal proceedings against Mr Chapman was done out of the necessity to protect the Tafta elders in our care. CEO Femada Shamam […]
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100 year old church celebrated

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On 26 October residents of Tafta Park, friends and staff gathered at the Oldfield Church for a special service to mark its 100th anniversary. Arthur Dixon prepared an interesting display at the entrance to the church, showcasing the history of Bellair and the first churches. Please click here for more photos of the day.
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Become a Care Practitioner – first intake for January 2019 now open

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All courses are taught in English; therefore students need to be proficient in the language. Course will be conducted at John Conradie House, 15 Prince Street, Durban. REQUIREMENTS: Certified copy of ID, School Certificate (min Grade 10), Curriculum Vitae (CV) and ID/Passport size photo. DURATION: 3 Months consisting of: • 12 Modules Theory – 5 Weeks • 5 Weeks Practical Training including Exam • 12 Assignments • Two written exams Only students who pass the tests and whose fees are fully paid will receive a certificate. FEE: R3500 for the […]
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Bowls tournament to be held in aid of TAFTA

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The Durban Bowling Club will be hosting a fun bowls tournament in celebration of TAFTA’s 60th Anniversary. Join in the tournament on Sunday, 11 November at 08h30. Format: Drawn trips. Open draw on arrival. 2 Games of 10 ends Dress: Mufti Cost: R25 pp Tea and sandwhiches R15 / Bring n Braai Prizes galore! For more info, please contact Margaret on 0720493131 or email margie@vdlingen.net
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Resident evicted from John Conradie House

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The Association for the Aged (Tafta) confirms that Mr Glen Chapman, an occupant of Tafta’s John Conradie House, is in the process of being evicted from the home following an extensive 3 year long legal process which was argued on 2 August 2018 in the Durban High Court. The Court granted an eviction order in favour of Tafta but it was suspended for 3 months to, amongst other things, afford Mr Chapman additional time to find alternative accommodation. After three months and in October of this year, the Court granted […]
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Tackle the Trails in support of Tafta’s Festive Drive

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Entries have just opened for Tafta’s signature Trail Run, to be held at the Virginia Bush Nature Reserve in Durban North on Sunday, 18 November. The annual event, which is planned along an eco-route to appeal to fitness enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels, also heralds the launch of our annual Festive Drive to collect Christmas “cheerboxes” of essential toiletries for elders. So by participating, you’ll not only enjoy a morning’s fun exercise – you’ll also help make it a happier festive season for elder people in our homes […]
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Tafta benefits from vintage motor show, Concours d’Elegance

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Record numbers of classic motoring enthusiasts converged on the Durban Country Club in August for the prestigious regional Concours d’Elegance, Durban’s first classic vintage motor show. Proceeds from the show were donated to Tafta recently, when organisers Mr John Aritho and Mr Avish Maharaj handed over a R10 000 cheque to our CEO Femada Shamam. Said Aritho, “Tafta was identified as the charity beneficiary by Concours d’ Elegance Durban – both in celebration of the organisation’s 60 years of existence, and to illustrate our commitment to recognising and celebrating an […]
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