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Heritage Day

Heritage Day is meant to be a joyous occasion celebrating all that’s beautiful about South Africa’s diversity. Heritage can include: culture, wildlife, monuments, artwork, literature, music, languages and culinary traditions to name a few. There is great beauty in diverse people celebrating what makes them unique, yet united. This day had a few name changes in its history: Shaka Zulu day –...

Youth Day

The uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in South Africa. On 16 June 1976 between 3000 and 10 000 students mobilised by the South African Students Movement's Action Committee marched peacefully to demonstrate and protest. Events that triggered the uprising can be traced back to policies of the Apartheid government that resulted...

The Mask Makers

Image courtesy of Ballo, ballo.co.za

We’re calling for volunteers to make masks to reduce COVID-19 transmission in high risk areas.

You can join us in serving our city by sewing masks to be distributed for free in communities where people are not able to purchase personal protective equipment.
The Western Cape Department of Health has stated the need for...

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 a...

Loving Others Generously During Lockdown

In this time of lockdown, does your generosity extend beyond those in your household? What could God be calling his followers to in this season when self-preservation holds our hearts and minds captive?

On Monday 23 March 2020, in response to COVID19, the government of South Africa has instituted a national shutdown for 21 days. This unprecedented move is an attempt to...

Crowds, Compassion and Corona

Jesus shows us what compassion looks like in times of crisis

Picture this for a moment: Jesus is ministering and teaching. There have been many healings, sins forgiven, and there is a large following of Jesus from all different parts of society. It is just before his triumphal entry, and we find Jesus, his disciples and a large crowd gathering around...

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 to...

Let’s Talk Land

In May 2018, the Common Ground Rondebosch AM congregation hosted an insights evening on the topic of land. They invited in a range of speakers to guide, inform and spark discussion. These four videos capture the heart of the evening and will help you grapple with land and what can be done for the future of South Africa.

Intro to the...

Redeeming Land

It's easy to find ourselves overwhelmed by the extent of inequality, immobilized by the politics or simply unsure about what we could be doing- if you've felt like that- then this is where you can start! Read how people who share the pews with you are responding to Christ in all kinds of places and ways.

Adam and Rachel

Why We Tried...

Seeing Unequal Spaces

Given the history and city planning of our past, it is possible to live in Cape town and not regularly be exposed to the stark difference of housing quality. Jonny Miller set out to display how unequal communities can be, as objectively as possible. By using drone photography, you can quickly see how two groups of people, separated by a wall...