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. 

Sharing our stories of change

Our guys picked him up at the airport and they clicked immediately. Earlier in April, City Mission welcomed Johnny Pickup.  He is a photojournalist from London UK who has come to chronicle the stories of transformation in this, City Mission’s 116th year.  It is his first visit to Cape Town but he asked not to…

City Mission welcomes students from Trondheim University

City Mission is delighted to welcome our first 2018 group of social work students from Trondheim University in Norway. They will be with us for 5 weeks. Continuing a twice yearly relationship that has gone on for at least 13 years. Students become part of the life and blood of City Mission as they get…

Dynamic Business Startup

And so we ended the first stage of our business startup program for young men and women who need a way out of negative lifestyles and income streams.  In short they learned how to make money with R100 and how to manage money in very practical ways.   It was with great excitement that we started…

Opportunity for life long change

For every field task we seek an intentional outcome. This was beautifully illustrated at Tygerberg Hospital where a young man and his virtually blind father had spent a day and a night without food into the next morning, between state hospitals. In the grip of a drug addiction, Khaya was so impacted by this service…

What’s in her bag?

Hey Friends, PLEASE involve all other ladies you know amongst family, friends and colleagues to either:   1. Sponsor and fill a handbag themselves 2. Help you fill your handbag Ideas to fill your GOOD used / spare handbag. Hand bag size tissue pack Tampons / sanitary towels Deodorant spray / Roll on Body Lotion…

Prison to Purpose

Another prison to purpose story. Mabhuti has been in full time employment for one and a half years.  He is progressing with his life. From being a convicted offender to being the transformed treasure that we see. A huge thank you to Geoff and David from Mechstar Motors for giving Mabhuti this chance to learn…

Joan Kadalie – We Salute you!

Today 19 December 2015, the Kadalie family lay to rest their Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother in a beautiful service held at the His People Church N1 City. Joan Kadalie was an amazing, caring and God-fearing woman who dedicated her life to serving others. Joan Kadalie was born in Peninsula Maternity Hospital, District Six in…

Memorial Service of Rina Koopman

Please note that the memorial service of Rina Koopman will be held this Sunday, 2oth Sept. 2015, at 3:30pm at the Bethel Bible College in Crawford.

Official Statement: 15 September 2015

  It is with great sadness that we write this statement to you. We are deeply saddened by the death of 3 of our City Mission family members.   On Monday 14th September 2015 around 14:00 in the afternoon, staff members, Rina Koopman and Alida Norman and volunteer, Luthando Mayekiso suffered fatal injuries and passed…

Winter Blanket Drive

Thanks to our main sponsors of winter blankets this year, Pep Stores and the Claremont Congregational Church, the children of hundreds of families touched by City Mission, sleep a little warmer this winter. One of regular young event volunteers Liam Sorensen from Rondebosch Boys High joined us in the distribution to farm labourer families.  We encourage…