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Behind the Scenes Change in the City

You know you are doing something special when the Department of Correctional Services calls you to a meeting, wanting to know what you are doing as there is a significant drop in re-offence, and in interviews, your name comes up repeatedly. This is what happened to Blondy Williams, who is part of the City Mission…
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8 December 2023 0

Face to Face – November 2023

Enjoy the latest City Mission news update here with stories of hope and change and news updates.


2 November 2023 0

Face2Face – August 2023

Looking Back to Move Forward – read our latest newsletter full of news, stories of hope and transformation and opportunities to join us.


26 October 2023 0

Face2Face – June 2023

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13 June 2023 0

Lasting Liberation

I adopted wrong role models, and made many wrong decisions for my life,” he says, drowning in a sea of forced survival with very few waves of opportunity. At that stage, leaving school felt like the best option…


13 June 2023 0

Finding Family

The trauma of not being fully accepted anywhere, and not having a ‘home’, sleeping alone in homes that were not his own, going to bed hungry night after night, is etched on Mnu’s face as he tells his story. […]


6 April 2023 0

Newfound Hope and Vision

How City Mission helped one young woman find hope and vision for her life “I have faced many challenges,” says Lazola Hoya as she describes some of what she has endured, from her upbringing in King Wiliams Town in a home hard hit by unemployment, to her new season in Khayelitsha as a young adult…
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29 November 2022 0

The Power of Support

How one woman’s life has changed with faith in Jesus, support from committed organisations and a sisterhood that prays and stays together.  “I started with drugs when I was 18 years old because I heard it helped a person lose weight, and I was struggling then,” says Chilli (Charity) Ndimande, “as all my siblings could…
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14 November 2022 0

Still prepared to fight, we played …

How Ayanda Gwaza turned his life around against the many forces pulling him away. Even when he was a young boy, soccer was Ayanda’s world. “I had the privilege of playing for Ajax in Grade 7,” he says, “But when I was in High School and Ajax did not want me, I was so disappointed…
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17 August 2022 0

Working towards his dreams

“One day during one of my prison sentences I was in the courtyard, and I saw this man speaking to the guys, I knew he was part of a programme for offenders, and there were two voices in my head,” explains Cameron Jooste. “One said, what is the use? Don’t bother going there. But the…
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6 July 2022 0