Crisis: Coronavirus outbreak at Langeler Towers

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Our worst nightmare has just come true. Yesterday, one of our residents at Langeler Towers tested positive for Covid-19. For over 600 elderly men and women who live here – and in the adjacent John Conradie House – it is devastating news. Everyone is aware that this is the age group most at risk from the disease. Now we have to react quickly to ensure it doesn’t spread. That means screening and testing a vast number of our residents, as well as all the impacted staff. We need to immediately […]
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Working from home

New reality of working under lockdown

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Three weeks ago, it all sounded like it might be quite fun, didn’t it? Working from home on your laptop during the national lockdown. No stressful commute to work. And for those not required to pitch up for Skype meetings, the lure of lying around in your PJs all day. Bliss! And just think how much you could get done in these few weeks away from the office! Finally, some quiet time to set goals and plan strategy for the rest of the year. Maybe brush up on skills with […]
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Femada Shamam, Chief Executive Officer of Tafta

Message from the Chief Executive Officer

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As our country prepares for the inevitable announcement of more stringent measures by the Government of South Africa, I’ve had to make a few difficult decisions to ensure the prioritisation of our elders’ welfare during this difficult time. With immediate effect, the Tafta management team has made the following decisions that I ask you to please honour as we navigate the difficult days ahead: Our homes will no longer be open to any visitors, including immediate family members of elders. If you have family members in our buildings and are […]
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