Author - Common Good

Actionable Next Steps

A collection of next-steps to keep this conversation alive Tragically, the violence against women and children of late August and early September 2019 are not once-offs.  Even as the nation mourned the senseless loss of life, as thousands protested, still more women were raped, killed and abused.  Action is needed.  Real action.  With an issue as all-pervasive and deeply rooted as violence against women [...]

Common (Ground) Voices on Gender Based Violence

A collection of messages from across our congregations on the 8th of September in response to the crisis of Gender Based Violence. Sunday Message – by Julie Williams Sunday Message – by Andre Ntambwe Sunday Message – by Ryan TerMorshuizen Addressing the UCT GSB – by Paul Maughan Paul was invited to lead a final moment of response at the memorial of UCT student, [...]

Say Something

We’ve all been there – the family dinner table, a friend’s braai; when someone we know and probably like, says something racist or prejudiced that stops us dead in our tracks. What do you do? What do you say? As an NGO that works in spaces and places affected by the legacies of injustice, inequality, race and division we [...]

Race and Power: Seeing the Invisible Structures

By Isiphambano Centre for Biblical Justice Penny Sparrow is a name which has become synonymous with racism in South Africa. In 2016 she wrote, referring to black people, that “These monkeys that are allowed to be released on New Year’s eve and New Year’s day on to public beaches towns etc obviously have no education what so ever so to allow them [...]

Lean In, Listen In

This podcast series is all about us getting a better understanding of the lived reality of people in Cape Town and their experience of land and space. So many times, the topic of land can be spoken about at a head level, quoting facts and statistics. Other times, it is so emotive that people switch off when engaging. So [...]

Ncebekazi

Meet Ncebakazi

Ncebakazi Tingwe loves to cook and dreams of opening a cooking school for youth in Langa. Unfortunately, her previous efforts to study for a profession in the hospitality industry have been disappointed: she left a chefs’ learnership after finding out that it wasn’t correctly accredited, and  had to drop out of food and beverage management classes at the Cape [...]

A new early life initiative is born

“When you pay attention to the beginning of the story, you can change the whole story” – Raffi Cavoukian Science tells us that the first thousand days of life, from conception to two years of age, is a short but critical phase of development that ultimately determines the trajectory of each young life. This is when the building blocks for [...]