30 10, 2013

One Step Further.

2018-08-31T13:18:42+02:00Business Development, Uncategorized|

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+02:00Counselling, 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 [...]

13 06, 2013

Big Dreams, Small Steps.

2018-09-04T10:55:45+02:00Business 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 and over again. This was a community she was born into and had grown up to love and so she came up with a business [...]

18 04, 2013

Take Me to the Car Wash

2013-04-18T10:51:53+02:00Business Development, The People|

‘When I was younger, my friend said to me, “People are suffering in the township. What are you going to do after school, Themba?” I replied, “I will not let myself suffer. I will do something. I will be like the gogo that sells vegetables; it’s not much, but at least she is earning something.” Themba Dlamini started developing his entrepreneurial skills from a young age. His dad was the breadwinner of the house and so, when he [...]

20 03, 2013

Shifting Paradigms.

2013-03-20T13:36:04+02:00Business Development|

A couple of weeks ago, a group of twelve aspiring entrepreneurs from the Lamontville community, graduated from our Paradigm Shift Business Growth course. In this eighteen week course, members are trained by volunteers and assigned mentors, both of which are christian, business professionals.  The entrepreneurs are coached and discipled on business topics as well as spiritual topics so that they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to run a successful business, whilst keeping God at the [...]

27 02, 2013

Believing In Your Dreams.

2013-02-27T12:01:40+02:00Business Development, The People|

“I decided taking photos would be a good business. I enjoyed it so much”. Every kid has a dream. All it took was a camera at his matric dance to get 18 year old Andile Gumbi to start dreaming. He had often told friends in the Kwadabeka community that he wanted to be a businessman one day, but was never quite sure of what he wanted to do. Then, on the night of his dance, as he was [...]

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