When two worlds collide…

When two worlds collide…

It was never going to be easy. That is, taking a group of people from a relatively privileged place and partnering them with others living with the challenges of poverty and lack in Vrygrond, an impoverished community just outside Constantiaberg.

First, however, let me give you some background to what I’m talking about: Champions for the Children, Common Good’s Early Childhood Development pilot programme – a programme aimed at providing relational, emotional and informational support around the development of babies and young children and increase the …

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Who is your REAL MAN?

Who is your REAL MAN?

What is a real man?

REAL MAN /rɪəl/ /mæn/ (plural men): a true and not pretended, not false, used to emphasize the noun…adult male human.

That’s what a dictionary would say but, if we think about it, we all have a different definition of a real man. A real man can grow a mo in a month. He drives something he’s proud of. He could Jujitsu his way out of a fight. And he knows the difference between a beer and a pale ale at twenty paces.

Or is it …

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“I couldn’t afford my children’s school fees”

“I couldn’t afford my children’s school fees”

Over 254 students have already graduated from NETwork’s Job Readiness programme this year! We asked four graduates to share how the course has changed their lives…

The teachers show so much love and care

“Before I came to NETwork, I was an ignorant person thinking I was doing the best, but I was actually destroying my future. NETwork helped me in all my situations and is still doing more and more for me. They taught me how to manage my expenses and I learned how to ‘stand up’ in …

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My memory of voting in ’94

My memory of voting in ’94

The queues, the heat, the nervous excitement… Three South Africans share their memories of this historic day.

It was chaos, there were hundreds of people…

“I woke up at 4am to go to the voting station at a school in Khayalitsha. When I got there it looked like chaos, there were hundreds of people rushing to vote. I waited for three hours in the queue. It was hot and the people were so tired of standing but our excitement and happiness spurred us on. I felt so …

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Video: Live Under The Line

The challenge may be over but the journey has just begun.

After just three days of living under the line, many of us have a new perspective of what it means to live below the poverty line in South Africa. In our Live Under the Line feedback clip, three  Common Grounders share how their hearts have been freshly stirred by this campaign.

If your heart has also been freshly stirred, download our plugin sheet and our September calendar to find out more about the various ways that …

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Your Thoughts on Simplicity

We’re currently exploring what it means to live simpler in today’s “give me more” culture. Here’s what some of you had to say…

Living Simpler Helped Me Display God’s Love

“At the beginning of this year, I was given the privilege to lead a street ministry in Wynberg. Once a week, we make sandwiches, share the gospel and build friendships with people living on the street. A few weeks ago, as we were about to begin our Bible study on the theme of generosity, a lady approached …

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