Author - Melanie Mokgatla

Gleaning: Letting Lockdown Prepare Us to be a Blessing

An (unforeseen) Opportunity to Practice Simplicity, Generosity and Being Ready to be a Blessing Social media and modern-day news cycles push striking images in front of us relentlessly. These emotive photos can push us into a corner where we can feel overwhelmed by the need and we can feel stuck in lockdown, forbidden to help. Or we may be getting...

How To Multiply Compassion and Justice in a Time of Isolation

The Division Beyond ‘Social Distancing’   Corona-chaos has ensued and each of us are having to think about hygiene, the safety of our immediate family, and how to run our household for days – even months – into social isolation.   Some jobs are being shifted to the online-world of video conferencing, WhatsApp, and sharing via 'the cloud.’ The privilege of private transportation, access...

Jesus and Time

How did Jesus model time spent here on earth? Time: A commodity that has no bias. We can’t hoard it. It’s not stored in a savings account. Every person is only given 24 hours per day. Time, like manna in the Old Testament, is given and consumed daily. At Christmastime, many people have leave and get excited about time with...

A day in the life of a TZN trainer

In an effort to give you a peek into our Work Readiness Courses at The Zanokhanyo Network, I’ve interviewed one of our trainers. I hope this look into “the day in the life of a trainer” will give you practical ways to pray and understand the ministry our trainers are involved in daily. Meagan Daniels is a mobile access point...

Why Are We Still Apart(heid)?

Living social justice requires a lifestyle of intentional awareness about poverty, injustice and division Years after the end of apartheid, our city still lives apart. It takes deep intentionality to integrate daily life with those unlike you – not just interact as a means of transacting but truly integrate work, home, friends, church, and your whole life. How long will it take to reverse this division? As much as we want large scale change, so much will happen...

Personal Story – Avril Edwards

Testimony of a Lifestyle of Justice by Avril Edwards  As a Christian, I have always believed that justice is integral in my faith walk. With my background as a coloured person in South Africa, I’ve seen and understood the history of struggle and know that justice plays a prominent role in change. Personally, I knew my life’s calling to do justice was bigger than...