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August 21, 2013 - charlene

FIGHTING CRIME THROUGH FAMILY The Western Cape Government has announced that they have budgeted R87million over the following year to be allocated for fighting the war on drugs in the province and for preventative programs. Having grown up in the Western Cape and seeing the effects of the drug trade on communities I applaud the... [more]

Sinekhono Feeding Project

July 29, 2013 - charlene

SINEKHONO PROJECT: A bright future and glorious past We have exciting breaking news. As of Wednesday 24 July The Sinekhono Project is under new management. Southcity Cares has joined with Sinekhono to establish a new Board and management structure. We know this will allow the release of a great future for the people affected by... [more]


July 18, 2013 - charlene

18 July stands as a national day celebrating the life and work, the struggle and the sacrifice of our beloved Nelson Mandela. Madiba will be affectionately remembered as the father of the Rainbow Nation, the unifying factor of a divided country and the commander-in-chief of the nation’s fight against social-injustice. I love the fact that... [more]

Abortion laws made stricter in Texas

July 17, 2013 - charlene

Just last week a new law was passed in Texas, USA that makes abortions after 20 weeks illegal. The law also looks to tighten up stricter requirments for abortion clinics that will see the closing of many clinics throughout the state. In South Africa abortion is being seen as an ‘easy’ way to get rid... [more]

African Reality

July 17, 2013 - charlene

J-Life ministries recently had their interns in an intensive training session that included what they called “An African Reality”. The interns were woken up at 5am and given R30 each. They then had to hand back R4 for rent and were sent off to town via a mini-bus taxi with the remainder of their money.... [more]

You, me and the stranger on the street: A look at community

May 27, 2013 - charlene

Community is a strange word. It will mean different things to different people. The common understanding of it is derived from breaking it down into two words, ‘common’ and ‘unity’ which translated means people that share something in common that unites them. A community can be loose relationships or more intimate relationships and can be... [more]

“I Have a Dream”

May 7, 2013 - charlene

Martin Luther King Jnr. made his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech sharing the vision of children of different races and socio-economic classes being able to share and enjoy life together. I wish he could have been with us when we visited the Sinekhono project a few weeks ago. We went to support and encourage... [more]