Elderly beneficiaries receive their Title Deeds

On Friday 11 November 2022, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, gifted the elderly members of Nkqubela housing project with early festive season gifts. This happened when he delivered their tittle deeds 2 months after they received their house keys.  The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (DoHS) together[…]

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VOC’s Golden Hour Luncheon a roaring success

By Tauhierah Salie “VOC is that friend you can always rely on. It’s my companion. It ensures elderly people like myself remain happy and healthy in our own homes.” This heartfelt sentiment summed up the feelings of many of VOC’s ‘golden oldies’, who spent Saturday afternoon at the 9th annual[…]

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SAHRC investigating abuse of elderly man

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed it is investigating a video showing an elderly man being tortured at an auto electrical workshop in Grassy Park. The video went viral last week, sparking anger on social media. The clip shows the auto electrical workers, aged 20 and 22 years,[…]

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Concern raised over elder abuse

Authorities say the levels of domestic violence and abuse against the elderly is unacceptably high in South Africa. Wednesday 15th June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, as elder abuse is not a priority on a very long list of social ills. The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children[…]

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Closed AGM discusses Beitul Aman future

Board members and staff at the Beitul Aman Home for the Aged reconvened an Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night but this time for members only, after a tipping point at the first meeting last week. Last week, a verbal altercation broke out between management and observers regarding previous claims[…]

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Heated row at Beitul Aman AGM

Members of the public have accused the staff of Beitul Aman Home for the Aged in Wynberg of mismanagement, following allegations of the old age home being in a bad state. An annual general meeting at the Beitul Aman premises got heated last week when observers questioned the home’s management[…]

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