Siblings take on Mandela Marathon for Tafta

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Brother and sister fitness fanatics Ronald and Shayna Smith are taking on the 42 km Mandela marathon in August of this year to raise money for Tafta as their Mandela Day act of service. The Hillcrest-based sibling duo, who’ve only recently become regular runners, have set up a GivenGain fundraising page to raise R5 000 for Tafta and say they’ve identified us as their charity of choice in recognition of what we do for the elderly of Durban. “We lost both of our grandmothers, whom we were extremely close to, […]
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All systems go for new SASSA cards

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The long talked about new SASSA card has finally arrived and is ready to be launched. The card roll out is currently being piloted at selected offices, and will be officially launched in May and continued through June, July and August, when old cards will be swapped for new ones. How will the new SASSA card work? The new card is a debit card, and will work very much the same as the current SASSA card, except that it will not work at the existing cash pay points, because the CPS […]
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Support for Tafta Golf Day Challenge

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It’s “all systems go” for our 60th anniversary commemorative Golf Challenge, taking place at the Durban Country Club on 10 May 2018. Tafta Council Chairman, Wicus Jacobs, expressed the association’s gratitude at having received such widespread support from Durban Corporates who have registered teams to play and sponsored various holes. “The support we’ve received is overwhelming. Tafta is working hard to go beyond the role of providing shelter and care for elders. I believe an opportunity like the Golf Day and other fundraising events is the perfect platform to encourage […]
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Golfer encourages corporates to support Tafta Golf Challenge

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Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Durban North Dealer Principal, Glenda Austin, is calling on all golfers – especially the ladies – to support Tafta’s 60th anniversary commemorative Golf Challenge, taking place at the Durban Country Club on 10 May 2018. Glenda, who will lead an all-male team and is the only female participant in this year’s event, says that as a mother and hopefully, one day grandmother, she is in full support of the Tafta Meals on Wheels service, that will benefit from the event. “Ageing is inevitable and so many families […]
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Important information regarding new SASSA cards

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SASSA cards can still be used until 30 September 2018. The new SASSA card will be available from 01 May 2018 to new applicants of social grants. As from May 2018, SASSA will start with changing of the old SASSA card to the new SASSA card for the existing beneficiaries. The changing of the cards will take place at venues identified by SASSA such as community halls. SASSA will let you know about the venues through radio, newspapers, community organizations, etc. Bedridden and frail beneficiaries will be provided with the […]
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Tafta staffer awarded CommonAge Bursary

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Nirupa Kasserchun, our Fundraising Manager, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the National Care Forum Conference, incorporating the CommonAge Elder’s Forum, from 16-18 April 2018 in Berkshire, UK. Nirupa was selected as one of three Quality Compliance Systems (QCS) bursary recipients from South Africa, Malawi and Kenya respectively, given the opportunity to travel to the UK to contribute to and learn from the international ageing care community. Mat Whittingham, CEO of bursary sponsors QCS,  said, “We are proud to partner with CommonAge to support this fantastic […]
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Tafta Employees honoured with Long Service Awards

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At our annual staff update event, held at the Durban Country Club on 6 April, two staff members were honoured for their many years of loyalty, commitment, and service to Durban’s aged. Renee Chislett, Divisional Manager of Finance, has chalked up 30 years’s service, while Carer, Nompilo Mkhize has been with the organisation for 10 years. Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam, used the opportunity to praise the dedication of both employees: “Tafta is proud and thankful to celebrate this achievement with our staff. It is said that there is no better […]
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Community takes over the reins of outreach project at Amaoti

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On 27 March 2018 Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam, and Tafta Council Chair, Wicus Jacobs, officially handed over the multipurpose outreach project in Amaoti, Inanda, to the community based NPO Ilungelo Labadala. Tafta began developing and mentoring the outreach project in 2000 and, following a two year handover process that began in 2016, handed over assets amounting to nearly R4.7 million to the Ilungelo Labadala organisation. Tafta initially became involved in the Inanda area in 1989 when the Association was approached to provide a meal for pensioners waiting for pension pay-outs […]
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