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More Than Just a Job...

Carmen is bubbly, feisty, and makes friends with everyone she meets.  Over the past few months Carmen has volunteered with Careerlinx, a partner non-profit organisation of CAST that is focused on empowering the unemployed and under-employed.   350 more words


The story so far

In some ways it seems like yesterday, in other ways it seems like such a long time ago. This is the story so far of Child Promotion School…well, i have given the short version which cuts out most of the drama, otherwise you’d be reading this all day! 1,051 more words

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The role of journalism in making change: watch these spaces

As anyone with a stake in social policy change knows well, the media can play a big role in generating the ‘power to persuade’ – making the case for change in a way that moves the public, policy makers, and politicians. 1,264 more words

Community Sector

Lamontville Pt. II

Last week, we met Mama Palesa, a grandmother in Lamontville who has been empowered through CAST’s various programmes. During the next several weeks, CAST would like to introduce you to several women living in the community of Lamontville who are actively involved in CAST. 309 more words


Homelessness research and the influence of targeted policy

Is it more effective to target interventions at those most in need? Or should we  ‘act universally’, addressing the basic welfare of all? When it comes to addressing the causes of inequality, there is growing evidence to suggest that universal approaches are more effective. 1,410 more words

Policy Change

Mama Palesa

Simphiwe Mbeje, CAST’s Lamontville Area Coordinator (on right), works with many women in his community who are the sole supporters of their families. He ensures these women receive food parcels from CAST’s Povery Relief Programme. 285 more words


Just keep walking!

July has seen us being very active here at Karuna Action! One of the hardest things i’ve ever had to do, metally and physically, happened this month. 731 more words

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