"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller During the national lockdown to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in South Africa, CAST handed out over 2000 food parcels to people who could not work and did not have enough food to sustain their families. We very quickly realised we could not keep up with the demand, so we decided to look at which other organizations we could partner with in [...]
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
During the month of December 2019, CAST was blessed with a total of 33 interns sponsored by ABSA Bank Ltd. in partnership with Catalyx Consulting as a host organization. Our duty was to implement the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa. This year-long internship aims to assist unemployed South Africans aged 18 – 28 years old in gaining full-time employment in their chosen fields. Below is the testimony of one of our interns, Siyabonga, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
At just twenty-years-old, Lebohang Gaula is already a thriving businessman. It all began in August last year, when he spotted a CAST flyer at a local shop in KwaDabeka and jumped at the opportunity to join the business programme. Over the course of 3 months, he successfully completed the Business Experience Course and Business Growth Course. Using what he learnt, he set about starting his own business. Like many of the youth in his community, he faced [...]