The CAST Mandela Day Online iMbizo has been postponed to Saturday 25 July 2020, 13:00 - 14:07 (SAST GMT+2). We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Click this link to register: https://in-contact.org/accept/25/4231/r/ Zoom meeting log-in details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88390393355?pwd=QUtXK2lTSE1TOWlxMTJzS2JBU1hTQT09 Meeting ID: 883 9039 3355 Password: Mandela Stay safe, and see you then! #movebeyondcharity #jointhemovement
At the start of the national lockdown in late March 2020, the Kruger family were watching a news report about the importance of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in South Africa. The family knew that people did not have access to face masks, especially those who did not even have money for food. They knew that the need for masks was going to be huge and urgent, so they got to work the very [...]
Thank you to all those who were able to join us for our first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting - it was a great time of reflection on 2019 - hearing what God has done in the communities where we work, and connecting to the greater CAST community that has played a significant role in making this Ministry possible. Our latest Annual Report for 2019 is available for viewing and download via the following link: CAST Annual Report 2019 [...]
Today we bring you our second quarterly newsletter for 2020: Click here to download the pdf: CAST Newsletter Vol.2 APRIL_MAY_2020. Watch this space for more about our ministry highlights and upcoming events. Feel free to share with all who are interested in the movement beyond charity!
Since the enforcement of the national lockdown on 27 March to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in South Africa, CAST faced the challenge of suspending programmes normally held in group settings at the 13 communities in which we operate. Our Local Economic Development programme seeks to teach business skills and introduce new opportunities to those already running small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMMEs). Over a period of 9 - 18 weeks, the entrepreneurs take part in the [...]
37-year-old businesswoman from Skhawini in Northern KZN, Slindile Gwala, shares her story of how CAST’s Local Economic Development programme has helped her develop her baking business and strengthen her relationship with God. ‘’Before I joined CAST last year, I was not doing anything. I was not baking cakes, I was not making any hats, I didn’t have a qualification for skills. Basically, I did electrical training from level 1-4. I stayed home and applied for jobs but, [...]
Greetings CAST Community! We are excited to bring you our first quarterly newsletter for 2020: Download the full pdf document here: CAST Newsletter Vol. 1 _ JAN_FEB_MARCH 2020 Watch this space for more about our ministry highlights and upcoming events. Feel free to share with all who are interested in the movement beyond charity!
Since joining CAST four years ago, Tryphina Mhlanzi, affectionately known as “Mam’Njazi”, has brought life to CAST’s Food Parcel Ministry Days on her visits to our Community Centres in Mariannridge, Lamontville, Noodsberg and Chibini this past year with her passionate and upbeat leading of praise and worship. She is also a participant in CAST's Business Forum as well as a facilitator for the weekly support group at West City Fellowship, CAST’s partner church in Chesterville, which welcomes ladies [...]
Married mother of two, Philisiwe Sithole, has big dreams for her gardening and recycling project at her home in Chesterville. “God gave me a passion for growing my own food,” she says. She and her family moved from Sherwood to Chesterville two years ago. Though challenged by limited space at her previous home, she explored container gardening using 2-litre plastic bottles and ‘grow bags’ to grow spinach and chillies. Now, Philisiwe makes use of cardboard materials such as [...]
Young entrepreneur, Ali Adan from Kiamaiko in Nairobi, Kenya has found great success since completing the Business Courses offered by CAST in 2018. At just twenty years of age, he had already established his own butchery selling goat meat, earning up to 500 Kenyan Shillings (R62,50) a day, but admits that he would spend his money carelessly, without proper budgeting or financial planning. “As the day ended I could not account for the money,” he says. “I had [...]