Mama Winnie Mandela Commemorative Blanket

Winnie Madikizela Mandela is a South African activist and politician who has held several government positions and is president of the African National Congress Women’s League. She is a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee. She was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, including 27 years during which he was imprisoned. The people of South Africa have felt her unconditional love for the people and her strength during the...

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Tafta Employees Celebrate Long Service Awards
Apr10

Tafta Employees Celebrate Long Service Awards

The Association for the Aged (Tafta) recently celebrated the long service awards of two staff members at the Durban Country Club held Friday, 6 April 2018. The ceremony, which coincided with an annual staff update event, celebrated the many years of loyalty, commitment, and service of two particular employees; Renee Chislett and Nompilo Mhkize. Femada Shamam, Tafta CEO, used the opportunity to praise the dedication of both employees...

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Food For Thought; care for some?
Apr06

Food For Thought; care for some?

By: Tasneem Amos The winds of change are blowing, and the narrative of Africa is also changing”. – Co-founder of Food For Thought: Leslie Moloto. We recently came across a phenomenal platform that has been steadily gaining momentum and the interest from lovers of the written word, on the most popular social media streets. Food For Thought (#FFT) is an initiative, a platform that was created by Leslie Moloto and Thabo Magano, to...

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Tafta’s Legacy – mentorship outreach project in Amaoti, Inanda shines
Mar28

Tafta’s Legacy – mentorship outreach project in Amaoti, Inanda shines

The Association for the Aged (Tafta)’s CEO Femada Shamam, was joined today by Tafta Council Chair Wicus Jacobs in handing over a Multipurpose outreach project in Amaoti, Inanda, to the community based NPO Ilungelo Labadala. Tafta has been developing and mentoring the outreach project since 2000, and today handed over the management and ownership of the care village it had fostered for nearly two decades, following a two year handover...

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Nomfundo Clarissa Chats About The Clarissa Cares Initiative
Mar22

Nomfundo Clarissa Chats About The Clarissa Cares Initiative

By: Tasneem Amos Extending yourself to the next person is an act of kindness that we take for granted ~ Nomfundo Clarissa A couple of days ago one of our writers, accompanied Nomfundo Clarissa, whilst she addressed female matriculants at the Sidelile High School. If you missed the post, click Here to read more. We were taken aback with the positive feedback and decided to gain a little more insight. We wanted to know what fuels such...

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Tafta CEO advocates for SA government to deliver on the provisions made for elder care in the Older Person’s Act
Mar19

Tafta CEO advocates for SA government to deliver on the provisions made for elder care in the Older Person’s Act

The Association for the Aged (Tafta) is urging the South African government to deliver on the provisions set out in the Older Person’s Act through the delivery of supportive services that enable elders to continue living in their own homes. The aged care association, which is home to nearly 2000 elders in Tafta homes in Durban, says the sheer demand for care services by the ageing population remains a concern for the Association....

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