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Eviction of Mr Glen Chapman

As previously confirmed, The Association for the Aged (Tafta) has complied with the court order to evict Mr Chapman on the agreed upon date. Mr Chapman was notified of his eviction and given adequate time to make alternate accommodation arrangements with family, friends, and other welfare organisations within due course. Tafta remains committed to the safety and security of Tafta elders, and once again, the decision to launch legal proceedings against Mr Chapman was done out of the necessity to protect the Tafta elders in our care. CEO Femada Shamam […]

[November 2, 2018]

100 year old church celebrated

On 26 October residents of Tafta Park, friends and staff gathered at the Oldfield Church for a special service to mark its 100th anniversary. Arthur Dixon prepared an interesting display at the entrance to the church, showcasing the history of Bellair and the first churches. Please click here for more photos of the day.

[October 31, 2018]

Become a Care Practitioner – first intake for January 2019 now open

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, 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 receive a certificate. FEE: R3500 for the […]

[October 25, 2018]

Bowls tournament to be held in aid of TAFTA

The Durban Bowling Club will be hosting a fun bowls tournament in celebration of TAFTA’s 60th Anniversary. Join in the tournament on Sunday, 11 November at 08h30. Format: Drawn trips. Open draw on arrival. 2 Games of 10 ends Dress: Mufti Cost: R25 pp Tea and sandwhiches R15 / Bring n Braai Prizes galore! For more info, please contact Margaret on 0720493131 or email

[October 23, 2018]

Resident evicted from John Conradie House

The Association for the Aged (Tafta) confirms that Mr Glen Chapman, an occupant of Tafta’s John Conradie House, is in the process of being evicted from the home following an extensive 3 year long legal process which was argued on 2 August 2018 in the Durban High Court. The Court granted an eviction order in favour of Tafta but it was suspended for 3 months to, amongst other things, afford Mr Chapman additional time to find alternative accommodation. After three months and in October of this year, the Court granted […]

[October 16, 2018]