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. 

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…