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Donations to Tafta are tax deductible and support our shared community

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Help protect elders and carers – and alleviate the stress and loneliness

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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

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Should you wish to contact Tafta, please email or or call us on 087 805 6994.

Tax problems? Need to improve your BBBEE score card?

If you’re preparing for your Company’s financial year end this month, we have opportunities that will help you save tax and add valuable BBBEE points.

Donations to Tafta are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A and certificates are issued for all donations, large or small. If you are looking at ways to reduce your company’s tax burden, investing in Tafta’s services for the aged is not only a humanitarian act right now – it also helps ‘future proof’ our organisation, so that we can promise today’s work force ‘a life worth living’ after their retirement.

For most of us, growing older is an inevitable fact of life. And because nothing in life is certain or guaranteed, the safety net that Tafta provides for elders who end up in straitened circumstances needs to be preserved. Imagine paying any member of your staff just R1 780 a month. Yet that is the amount of the current Government Old Age Pension.

Tafta is committed to helping achieve the National Development Plan’s decent standards of living elements, by ensuring adequate nutrition and protection for elders.

Our programmes and services to the aged align with Sustainable Development Goals SDG1 (no poverty) 2 (zero hunger) and 3 (promoting health and wellbeing, regardless of age).

Whilst many corporates choose to give to the education sector, we cannot ignore the importance of social and community development. We all belong to the community. Issues affecting other community members impact on our lives in one way or another. And yet only 3% of CSI is allocated towards care of the aged.

Please support our shared community by investing in Tafta’s services to the elderly. Contact our Fundraiser, Nirupa Kasserchun, for more information on how you can align your CSI with the ever-incrasing need to care for the older members of society. Contact her on 031 332 3721 / 084 437 8615 or email

Help us build a caring community, where elders are able to enjoy a life worth living – free from anxiety, hunger and poverty.

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.

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Femada Shamam, Chief Executive Officer of Tafta

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Ma Priscilla says, ‘thank you’

Area Manager, Abel Naicker, recently received this delightful note from a Tafta resident. I have long been wanting to write and commend you and your staff for the way you treat us elderly people. The mission and principles of Tafta…

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On 17 November 2020, Mrs Elma Noyle, celebrated her 100th birthday with a party for family and friends at her home at Tafta on Ridge, where she has lived for the past five years. Before that, she lived at Tafta…

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From making a small donation in response to an appeal in the past 20 years ago, to the decision to leave a bequest to Tafta in her Will, Mrs C is one of our most loyal supporters. She describes the…

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Rebooting retirement planning post Covid-19

In a recent survey to assess the impact of Covid-19 on retirement planning*, 66% of respondents stated that the lockdown had affected them financially. Among the steps they had to take to stay afloat were:

* Finding another source of income
* Making special arrangements with creditors to pay their bills
* Asking family and friends for financial assistance.

Over one-third of respondents dipped into their retirement savings. While some saw this as ‘borrowing’, a quarter of those who used their savings believe it is a permanent disinvestment or loss – which doesn’t bode well for their financial future.

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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
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