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Claim your reward from SARS before the tax year ends on 29 February

Make a tax deductible donation

Looking for a place to call home?

If you're over 60, TAFTA can help

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What happens when you get too old to work?

There are 4.5 million people over the age of 60 in South Africa

What does the future hold?

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Make your race count for more by raising funds for Durban's elderly people

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Feeling lonely?

Find new friends and interests at a TAFTA Lifestyle Centre near you

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The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Association for the Aged (TAFTA). This collaboration aims to improve access to palliative care for older people in South Africa through training, support and policy development.


When you make a donation to Tafta before the end of February, you'll get a Section 18A Tax Certificate that you can use to claim a rebate on this year's tax return. Whether it's personal tax or company tax, you're entitled to claim up to 10% of taxable income back from SARS.

By giving a little extra now towards the care of Durban's elders – you could find yourself smiling when it’s time to submit your tax return! Plus you'll earn valuable BBBEE points for your company too.

Please contact Nirupa Kasserchun on 031 332 33721 or email if you need more information about claiming these benefits.

With the tax year ending in just a few weeks' time, there couldn't be a better time to make your donation. And the more you give, the more you save!


Wouldn't you rather bring a smile to the face of one of our elderly residents than find yourself having to make an extra payment to SARS? You have the power to make that possible by donating online now. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Tafta elder

We'll turn your donation into love and care for an elder like this – and supply you with a certificate to claim part (or all) of the money you donate back from the tax man!

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Latest News

Fire damaged room

Help pours in for fire victim

We extend our immense gratitude to generous Durbanites who came to the rescue of a Tafta John Conradie House resident whose television set spontaneously combusted on Thursday evening, causing a fire to break out in his room at around 9.30pm…

Top Dogs spread the love

The elders from Tafta on Ridge had some very special visitors from Top dogs. There’s no better way to kick off the month of love than to spend time with these amazing furry friends. The emotions on display are so…

Our first old school drive-in movie night for 2020

We are so excited to host our very first old school drive-in movie night of the year on 6 March. Movie: Jumanji (1995) Date: 06 March 2020 Time: 06:00 PM Place: The Durban Country Club Admission: Picnic Seating: R100 per…

Festive Fun - thanks for the joy you give

From the first of our festive Christmas lunches at St Martin’s Village on 25 November, right through to the final eight lunches on Christmas Day, our elders were touched by the love of generous supporters like you! Thank you so…

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Retirement plans may fail you

Traditionally, people work on the idea of saving a certain amount – such as 15 times their annual salary – to cover their needs in retirement. But these plans may be upset by factors that cannot be built into typical retirement savings calculations.

According to an article by Laura du Preez in Personal Finance (6 June 2015), targeting a particular lump sum with the view to it sustaining your desired income in retirement may be a bad idea, especially if you assume that you will continue to enjoy high real (after-inflation) market returns indefinitely.

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About us

The Association for the Aged is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) dedicated to the alleviation of distress and the promotion of the welfare of aged persons living in the Durban area.

Any person who is over 60 and in need of help – or any person who knows of an elderly person in need of help – should contact us. TAFTA cares.

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The Association for the Aged

P O Box 2983
Durban 4000
South Africa

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