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26 08, 2019

Triumphant in Christ: Tryphina Mhlanzi’s Story

2019-08-26T15:29:16+02:00Aug 26th, 2019|

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 [...]

8 10, 2018

Getting Down to Business: Lebohang’s Story

2018-10-08T12:55:21+02:00Oct 8th, 2018|

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 [...]

13 08, 2018

Stronger Every Day: Octavia’s Story

2018-09-14T16:18:05+02:00Aug 13th, 2018|

Last year, 48-year-old Octavia Mvundla’s life changed when she was diagnosed with Diabetes after attending CAST’s first round of health screenings in KwaDabeka during October. These were conducted to raise awareness about the disease among people in the communities. At the time of testing, her blood sugar level was dangerously high at 28 mmol/L, way above the healthy range of 4 – 9mmol/L.  This finally explained her chronic lethargy, blurry vision and drastic 15kg weight loss over the [...]

9 08, 2018

Empowering Women: Sidudla’s Story

2018-09-14T16:22:10+02:00Aug 9th, 2018|

7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered. 9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.” 11 The [...]

1 12, 2017

Local Economic Development in Lamontville

2018-09-14T16:23:36+02:00Dec 1st, 2017|

CAST recently hosted a Graduation Day for participants who successfully completed the Business Growth Course in Lamontville. Four of the ladies in this programme are part of a Sewing & Support Group launched this year at Lamontville Baptist Church, and spoke about how their lives have changed since joining CAST:   When/how did you first hear about CAST? Florence Mbutho: I’ve been involved with CAST for many years, and first heard about it from neighbours who directed me [...]

10 11, 2017

Moving Beyond Charity: Making a Spiritual Impact

2018-09-14T16:25:14+02:00Nov 10th, 2017|

During the past month, CAST has witnessed tremendous spiritual growth in the lives of our participants, both through special events and regular programming. Holiday Clubs During the October school holidays, CAST had the opportunity to partner with two local churches, Joy Chapel Ministries in Mariannridge and Lamontville Baptist Church, to host holiday clubs in these areas.  The clubs provided a unique opportunity for CAST to assist the local church in providing a few days of fun, faith and [...]

1 10, 2013

Brighten Up Kwadabeka

2018-09-03T09:47:15+02:00Oct 1st, 2013|

  On Tuesday, the 24th September, 100 members of Westville Baptist Church along with 120 members of the Kwadabeka community, came together in a beautiful portrayal of Heritage Day. An initiative powered by CAST- a social outreach non-profit- and Westville Baptist, “Brighten up Kwadabeka” was a day aimed at painting, fixing, cleaning and repairing Sithokozile Secondary School, handing out food parcels and making home visits to the food parcel recipients of the community, and running a children’s programme [...]

5 09, 2013

Move Beyond Charity

2018-09-03T11:16:49+02:00Sep 5th, 2013|

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 [...]

15 08, 2013

Christmas Lovebox Drive.

2018-09-03T12:45:43+02:00Aug 15th, 2013|

Hearts to Hands is holding a Christmas Love Box drive, where we aim to give 800+ underprivileged children in poor families a Christmas present. We invite “YOU” to take part in this exciting and fun project to make a difference and bring a smile to a poor and needy child’s face this year. How can you get involved? Bring a wrapped shoe box and fill it with presents per suggestions on the list below. Collect from us: · [...]

7 08, 2013

Get Fit, Bring a Blanket

2018-09-03T13:04:18+02:00Aug 7th, 2013|

Last weekend, Hearts to Hands and CAST held a Blanket Drive Campaign at The Village Market Centre. This campaign was linked to the Fitcampathon Winter Warmth Program in which participants have free entry into the Fitcampathon but are asked to donate a blanket towards those that are less fortunate this winter. The day brought in about 200 participants who donated about 250 blankets as well as clothes. Hearts to Hands even managed to recruit some potential future volunteers [...]