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Remembering Ernie

Often we think that “social transformation” is all about big events, speeches and important people. But in reality change happens gradually through many, many seemingly insignificant conversations, friendships and acts of love.  279 more words

The People

Hands Up for Christmas In Action

For CAST, December has been all about celebrating children and the gift of Christmas.  Thanks to all the generous donations we received, CAST was able to give a toy to every child on our food parcel programme.   212 more words

Poverty Relief.

Hearts to Hands Relief

Earlier in the year on 30 September 2016, a small informal settlement community near Blackburn was reduced to ashes overnight.  After an unattended child dropped a candle, the flames quickly grew, destroying 10 shacks.   260 more words

Poverty Relief.


As a child, Sibongile learned about entrepreneurship from watching her mother sell television sets and radios.  Now as an entrepreneur herself, Sibongile goes door to door in KwaDabeka selling clothing to clients.  362 more words

The People

Hands-up for Mariannridge

Fiona’s Story

Last year when her son was having health problems, Fiona used to walk to the clinic in Mariannridge regularly.  One day while walking back from the clinic with a friend, she noticed the CAST centre.  671 more words

Poverty Relief.

Buckets of Hope

Last week CAST had the opportunity to partner with Baptist Global Response to provide hospice buckets for bedridden community members in KwaDabeka and Chesterville.

Baptist Global Response is a global Southern Baptist relief and development organisation with a heart for helping the poor and suffering to have the opportunity to experience a full and meaningful life.   168 more words

Poverty Relief.

Donuts or Dollars: Which Is Charitable?

…Oxfam Canada and Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada Inc […] were told they cannot work for the “prevention of poverty,” which is considered political, but can “alleviate poverty,” which is charitable.  

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Ch 25: Helping Locally And Globally