TAFTA Celebrates The Launch Of Langeler Towers
TAFTA Celebrates The Launch Of Langeler Towers

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TAFTA Celebrates The Launch Of Langeler Towers


Tafta’s commitment to providing safe, sheltered housing and care for elderly people in need within the eThekwini  region, saw the transformation on the once vacant plot on Durban’s South Beach into a pristine 11-storey residential property.

The development has contributed to the substantial investment into the regeneration of the Durban beachfront promenade by the eThekwini Municipality.

“The plot of land which was previously rented from the municipality as a recreational space for residents was later identified as an ideal site for the complex due to its location, which offers elements of relaxation, tranquillity and comfort as well as ease of access to public transport and government hospitals,” says Tafta CEO Margie Smith.

With this in mind, the development of Langeler Towers was a welcomed concept to the Durban market boasting panoramic views and providing a sanctuary for the city’s elderly.

“The building was named Langeler Towers â€" in honour of a generous donor who rescued Tafta from closure many years ago. This coupled with assistance from KZN’s Department of Human Settlements as well as generous donors and sponsors turned this dream into a reality,” says Smith.

The development, sought to address the continued demand for secure and affordable accommodation for Durban’s pensioners, who are hard hit by social abuse, abandonment, lack of access to health-care as well as the impact of HIV/Aids.

Langeler Towers has been designed specifically to respond to the housing requirements of those earning low incomes, providing an environment which offers essential supportive services and a continuum of care as required.

The complex, which links to the fully renovated John Conradie House, has access to a newly designed frail care unit and an extensive assisted living unit, and also offers top of the range security, allowing residents 24-hour safety.

In addition, Langeler Towers will make available self-catering units with a monthly rental option, geared so that the units are affordable. The building will become home to 900 elderly citizens offering them top class facilities and care.

Langeler Towers boasts some incredible facilities, including an on-site coffee shop, beauty salon, laundromat, convenience store, library and a service centre that provides a full range of activities for residents. 

“Tafta extends heartfelt gratitude to all donors who have contributed so selflessly. Your generosity has made it possible for the organisation to reach out to those most in need and to see fruition of one of Tafta’s most ambitious ten year projects,” says Smith.

TAFTA Celebrates The Launch Of Langeler Towers

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