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Important information regarding new SASSA cards

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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[April 16, 2018]

Tafta staffer awarded CommonAge Bursary

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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[April 14, 2018]

Tafta Employees honoured with Long Service Awards

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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[April 10, 2018]

Community takes over the reins of outreach project at Amaoti

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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[March 29, 2018]

Human Rights Day – Tafta highlights plight of elderly

To mark Human Rights Day on 21 March, Tafta is urging the South African government to deliver on the provisions set out in the Older Person’s Act, through the delivery of support services that enable elders to continue living in their own homes. The sheer demand for care services by the ageing population remains a concern for Tafta. Recent research indicates that in the next 10 years, the number of people over age 60 will surpass one billion, making the case for governments, advocacy groups and non-profit organisations to come […]

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[March 19, 2018]