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8 10, 2018

Getting Down to Business: Lebohang’s Story

2018-10-08T12:55:21+02:00Oct 8th, 2018|Business Development, Education, Poverty Relief, The People, Youth Development|

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 [...]

16 05, 2014

Jupiter’s Hope

2018-08-30T16:25:36+02:00May 16th, 2014|Business Development, Education, The People|

  Five years ago, Jupiter and his family fled to South Africa from the Congo. In his home country, Jupiter had worked as a teacher. However, as a refugee in Durban, Jupiter struggled to find work in the area of his passion, education. At first, Jupiter was able to attend the University of [...]

15 11, 2013

A Letter.

2018-08-31T12:24:47+02:00Nov 15th, 2013|The People|

Here is a beautiful and inspiring letter from one of the entrepreneurs CAST has worked with: "My name is Annah Nxumalo. I live in Shongweni and support my daughter and five other children from relatives. I only had work one day per week and was struggling to provide for my family. A lady [...]

1 10, 2013

Brighten Up Kwadabeka

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

  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 [...]

5 09, 2013

Move Beyond Charity

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

16 07, 2013

Transforming A City.

2013-07-16T07:21:24+02:00Jul 16th, 2013|Poverty Relief, The People|

“The Street Ministry can be challenging and even distressing at times but victories like Mary’s* make it all so worthwhile knowing that God is omnipresent in our endeavors and is busy changing lives for the better and giving His people hope and a future”. When the team met Mary at The Nest shelter [...]

4 07, 2013

The Love of a Child

2018-09-04T10:19:15+02:00Jul 4th, 2013|Education, The People, Youth Development|

Imagine walking into a school and having the most beautiful children in Durban come running towards you and jumping into your arms even though they have never met you before in their life. Well, that’s exactly what Addington Primary Holiday Club is like. Within mere minutes you will have one or two children [...]

26 06, 2013

The Ripple Effect.

2013-06-26T13:52:43+02:00Jun 26th, 2013|Counselling, 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 [...]

13 06, 2013

Big Dreams, Small Steps.

2018-09-04T10:55:45+02:00Jun 13th, 2013|Business Development, The People|

The electricity in the township is out again. The residents cannot cook food for themselves or for their families and the nearest store is a decent walk away. Besides, walking in the dark of the night is never the safest option for anybody. Nokuthula Ngcopo was tired of seeing this incident happen over [...]