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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 [...]

29 11, 2013

Mlungisi The Barber

2018-08-31T11:16:07+02:00Nov 29th, 2013|

  Growing up in Lamontville in a two-room shack occupied by ten people, young Mlu had a dream to one day become a pilot. As a child, he had no idea this wouldn’t be that easy to attain but, as he grew older and watched his mother raise their family on a mere domestic worker’s salary, his dream started to seem impossible. It was only once he wasn’t able to complete his Matric and struggled to get a [...]

30 10, 2013

One Step Further.

2018-08-31T13:18:42+02:00Oct 30th, 2013|

Themba Dlamini, one of the great success stories to emerge out of CAST's business development programme, has taken his car-wash business to the next level. With dreams of expansion, Themba set out with a mission to purchase a container for his business. This would allow him to have a spaza shop running alongside his carwash so that while customers were waiting, they could hang out, purchase food and drinks and socialise with one another. Last weekend, the passionate [...]

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 [...]

1 08, 2013

Hope of the World

2018-09-03T13:26:33+02:00Aug 1st, 2013|

Debbie and Ernie Calder, two of CAST's devoted volunteers, had a story and message for everyone this week. We feel moved to respond to the message Pastor John brought to the church under the heading “God in our Country”. John referred to Nehemiah returning to Jerusalem to build the city wall. This wall was important to the people. We also have walls to build in this country ...and bridges. Pastor John’s message also said “start representing and displaying [...]

26 06, 2013

The Ripple Effect.

2013-06-26T13:52:43+02:00Jun 26th, 2013|

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 [...]

14 05, 2013

What if God was one of us?

2018-09-04T11:51:24+02:00May 14th, 2013|

( IMAGE BY RICHARD BOLLAND) When it comes to loving the poor, I feel that I, along with many other Christians still have not got it right. Actually, we suck. Raise your hand if you feel good when you give some spare change to the boy who comes up to your car window at the intersection. I know I do. This is because I have learned to become satisfied with those "saintly" actions, they have become enough for [...]

24 01, 2013

Abused and Bruised.

2013-01-24T09:58:40+02:00Jan 24th, 2013|

We have all heard that saying, “Been there, done that, got the T-shirt to prove it”! Well, this story moves that saying to a whole new dimension. As the rains start to fall, the street ministry teams find it pointless to walk through the empty wet streets, so they focus more on the shelters. These places, which are privately owned, house many unemployed, underprivileged and lower income people, who pay a daily minimal fee for a bed to [...]