SASSA – new payment system

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Beneficiaries of the government Old Age Grant need to be aware that certain changes will be implemented from 1 April 2018, in compliance with the Court Order requiring the phasing out of the current service provider, CPS. Beneficiaries have been assured that the payment of grants will continue as normal during the transition period while SASSA and the South African Post Office develop and implement a new payment process. Important changes are listed below: Beneficiaries now have a choice as to how they wish to receive their social grants. This […]
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60th Anniversary celebrations begin

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We kicked off our 60 year anniversary celebrations with a staff launch event on 26 January 2018. CEO Femada Shamam extended her gratitude to the Association’s employees who commemorated the special event at the Durban Country Club, with the help of DJ Darren Maule and the Team Attitude entertainment team.   Pictured: Tafta’s CEO Femada Shamam launches the Association’s 60th birthday celebrations with Tafta staff
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Get your limited edition ‘super-model’ calendar from Tafta

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We’re commemorating our 60th anniversary with a special edition calendar featuring a unique group of ‘super’ models … our own residents. The elders, who were all dressed by leading Fashion brand Shwe… The Wearable Library, posed against the backdrop of iconic Durban locations such as the Durban Country Club and Moses Mabhida Stadium. The calendar transcends the traditional outlook on beauty. 73 year old Dudu Khumalo said, ” I’d never imagined myself in a calendar when I was younger; it makes one realise that there is so much more to […]
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From our family to yours: thank you for the Christmas Cheer

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Tafta residences were once again blessed by the outpouring of love and support from the Durban community, who enabled us to host three-course festive meals for a total of 1 800 elders at 22 Tafta residences, clubs and wellness centres in and around Durban. Festive cheer rang out in all of the dining halls as old friends got together to enjoy their meal – prepared by Tafta’s own Cook ‘n Care catering facility – as well as sponsored entertainment and even a spot of dancing at most venues. The pièce […]
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Become a Care Practitioner with TAFTA

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CARE PRACTITIONERS COURSE  2018 (First intake) 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 and 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 […]
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Connecting across the years – Tafta’s elders tell their tales in storytelling competition

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Durban’s elderly were given the chance to reveal their extraordinary true life tales, through our annual “Tell my Story” competition. We opened the competition to all our elders and club members with the aim of “inspiring a life worth living”. The elders submitted a range of stories from fun and whimsical to deeply personal accounts of their lives. Aimed at reawakening a love of storytelling and reading among the elderly, the competition allows residents to connect their ideas and inspiration of their journey through time, as well as identify undiscovered […]
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Passionate leader, Femada Shamam take the reins at Tafta

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Compassion and commitment to providing uncompromised care for the elderly is core to the work ethos that has propelled visionary, Femada Shamam to the helm of Tafta. Our newly-appointed CEO is committed to providing the best quality of life for Durban’s Elders and driving the continued growth and success of the organisation. “My guiding belief has always been that a better life for the elderly is possible. I invite all, elders, staff, partners and the community at large to join me as we journey this road.  Together we can achieve […]
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Tafta’s going to the birds

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Five colourful budgies have taken up residence in our brand new aviary at Tafta Lodge – much to the delight of the home’s nature lovers. The aviary, brainchild of Durban resident and wildlife enthusiast Chantel van den Berg, was sponsored by CMH Toyota, Umhlanga and was officially installed and opened on Thursday, 23 November. “Many people at the home are not able to care for pets in this setting,” explains van den Berg. “I realised that an aviary may be the perfect way for them to reconnect with nature.” CMH […]
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TAFTA Christmas Car Boot Sale

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Join on us on Saturday, 2 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 R40 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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Trail Run a huge success

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Trail Run  on Sunday November 19. More than 450 runners were treated to perfect weather conditions for tackling the  picturesque eco route through Virginnia nature reserve. “It was a fantastic morning, made all the more special by the fabulous turnout. The donations of toiletries for our elderly folk went above and beyond what we had hoped for. Each and every person who participated made an invaluable contribution to helping us raise awareness and meet the costs of caring for our […]
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