3 07, 2020

A New Life: Reen’s Story

2020-07-03T16:18:01+02:00Counselling, The People, Uncategorized|

44-year old Reen Naicker from Phoenix has been healed of his addiction of 30 years through CAST in partnership with Project Exodus, and partner church, Cornerstone Community Church (CCC).  Reen’s journey out of addiction began with attending a weekly support group meeting at CCC. This was made possible through the meeting of the leadership of Project Exodus and CAST at the Ibandla Malivuke Conference in 2018 which led to the formation of a partnership that has gone on [...]

5 09, 2013

Move Beyond Charity

2018-09-03T11:16:49+02:00Counselling, Education, Poverty Relief, The People, Uncategorized, Youth Development|

Many of you may have seen our new slogan floating around the social media realms and wondered what the inspiration behind it is. "Move Beyond Charity" is our way of expressing what the core beliefs behind our organisation are. We believe that extreme poverty can end, that mindsets can be changed, and that love is a necessity. We believe that changing the world requires more than just a handout, more than just charity; it requires action.... it requires [...]

26 06, 2013

The Ripple Effect.

2013-06-26T13:52:43+02:00Counselling, The People, Uncategorized|

It’s a one night commitment a week...but it could change a life for eternity. About one and a half years ago, the CAST Street Ministry Team met a man named Johan at one of their weekly visits to The Nest shelter in Durban Central. Many of the team warmed to Johan’s friendly nature and dry sense of humour and over time he became a good friend to the team. He had not had contact with his family for [...]

6 05, 2013

When In Doubt, Paint!

2018-09-04T14:53:07+02:00Counselling, The People|

Armed with a box full of paint, a giant sheet of metal, a pair of scissors and some red ribbon; the CAST staff made their way to the community of KwaDabeka. Once a month, our staff has what we call, “CAST SUNDAY”. This is a day when we head out to one of the four communities that we partner with and we join the church in that community for their Sunday service. This is a way of unifying [...]

19 03, 2013

The Story of Gogo Mchunu.

2013-03-19T09:16:08+02:00Counselling, Poverty Relief, The People|

She had three sons and a daughter. One son was unemployed, one had an alcohol problem and the other was in and out of jobs. In June, 2011, she lost her twenty-eight year old daughter to HIV/Aids – the disease that has claimed so many lives in our country. Gogo Mchunu did not even have enough money to organise a funeral service for her beloved child. Suddenly she had to raise her two grandchildren- an eight year old [...]

19 02, 2013

Offered a Lifeline : The Story of Sakkie

2013-02-19T10:02:23+02:00Counselling, The People|

Every day was a struggle; trying to get R35 to pay for the shelter .It didn’t seem like much and it didn’t seem like it should be that hard to get, but try telling that to Sakkie, a man in his forties who spent his days trawling the streets of Durban looking for work.  He would disagree. Having work experience as a boiler and a welder but not being able to get a job anywhere meant that Sakkie [...]

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