Let’s Play!

Learners from Elkanah House High School adopted our project on a Philippi farm, where we run a weekly play group with desperately needy children. It was extra special this past month as the Elkanah Grade 11 learners and Vanessa, Cassandra’s mom, had a jungle gym installed. On the day of installation, the children were not…

Change in the midst of darkness

Young women coming through our doors are given tools, skills or resources of HOPE that can move them towards a life that is changed, healed and transformed! Read Blondy’s story here…

Meal packs to feed 10000

We’re so grateful for every effort that was made to pull this off.
Every financial gift & every person, young and old that invested into this event, has contributed to make a change in someone’s life this Winter.

Entrepreneurial Development for Change

Thanks to DG Murray, we could host our 2nd intake of students for the Micro Business startup programme designed to equip entrepreneurially-inclined unemployed, to start and run their own businesses.

Tygerberg Hospital Feeding Programme

In 2014 City Mission developed a partnership with the Slick Restaurant Group and Tygerberg Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department to feed approximately 150 patients per day with a sandwich, fruit and beverage.

Impacting Ermelo

The City Mission field team were privileged to be asked by various organizations in Gauteng, to speak with groups engaged in the work of reaching out to broken and hurting people. From homelessness to the offender, ex-offender and addiction space to impoverished disused mining communities. The conversations we had with young men and women on the streets were heartbreaking. The victory will come out from the harvest, of that I have no doubt.

The Walking Wounded

I cried when I was born, the evidence shows why.

At the end of 9 tedious years in prison, I woke up every morning
And I realized, I hated myself and the life I was living.

Handing over the reins

I tried to think of a way to capture my 52-year journey with City Mission in one short paragraph, but I gave up trying. It needs a book. But believe me, the God stories over these 5 decades have been transformational and dramatic in countless ways. I was tasked with driving Discipleship strategies as a…

Stories of Change: Blondy

FROM PRISON TO PURPOSE My name is Blondy, I grew up in Guguletu. My childhood was sweet, until I began to surround myself with negative peers, because I so much wanted to fit in. I started partying till early hours of the morning and my behavior changed completely. My parents gave up on me. The…

Touched by Love

The urban farms that make up the Philippi Horticultural Area are part of the Cape Flats, and only 20 minutes from the city centre. It is here that 80% of Cape Town’s vegetables are grown and cultivated and then sold to us through the retail giants, fresh produce markets and informal traders. As we work…

Changing lives through Soccer

The Drakenstein Soccer Programme is more than just a sports programme to keep inmates occupied, it’s a valuable tool to begin a process of positive and lasting life changes and reintegration back into society. This is where we met Shaun.

Flashback: 64 years ago

With hundreds of people crossing our doorsteps every year for the past 116 years, sadly the need has never ceased or diminished.  It may not be the same faces, but the needs remain the same.