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Living Justice

Living Justice

By Living Social Justice | Common Good SA
Common Good is an NPO based in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. We hope this podcast can be used as a discipleship tool in equipping and encouraging Christ-followers to seek the shalom of the city. As an organisation, we focus on making a positive and lasting impact in the areas of early life, education and employment, so that individuals and communities across the city can build brighter futures for themselves.
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S 3 Ep 1 | Melanie Mokgatla with Chernay, Colleen and Phinius on Giving and Mercy

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S 3 Ep 1 | Melanie Mokgatla with Chernay, Colleen and Phinius on Giving and Mercy
Have you ever felt the confusion and conflict of what to do when you’re approached on the street by someone asking for money or food? Do you give them money? Do you  take them to the taxi-rank and pay for their ride? What’s the smart thing to do and how do you discern that? On this episode, you’ll hear some friends chatting about their giving-methodology. We’ve asked them to tell us stories of when giving has gone well, and some examples of when it hasn’t. Listen in to be encouraged to give in meaningful and faith-filled ways. Chernay Southgate, Social Justice Activist Colleen Saunders, The Warehouse Phinius Sebatsane - Social Justice Activist Our podcast guests referenced a few resources and organizations that we’d like to link here for you: The Warehouse https://www.warehouse.org.za/ Uturn https://homeless.org.za/ When Helping Hurts by Corbett & Fikkert https://chalmers.org/resources/books/when-helping-hurts/
49:42
July 19, 2021
The Sikunye Story | Chapter 7 with Richard Lundie | Your Next Step; Getting Practical
In this chapter, Richard presents what God’s heart is for children and what outlines practical ideas for how local churches can become FTD-Friendly churches. This includes practical next steps for becoming a first thousand days friendly church. He used the AMOR (love) framework to start discerning next steps as Christ-followers and church leaders AMOR: Awareness; Mobilise; Opportunities; Reaching out
16:45
November 29, 2019
The Sikunye Story | Chapter 6 with Ncumisa Faku and Ziba Mbense | Stories from Church Leaders
In this chapter we hear from a church leader and congregant who are meaningfully ministering to and stand in the gap for those new parents who need a welcoming space and pastoral care that is not judgemental but loving. Ncumisa and Ziba share their story of standing in the gap and becoming a FTD-Friendly Church and how they are creating a community of support around parents, including single mothers and teenage mothers.
11:54
November 29, 2019
The Sikunye Story | Chapter 5 with Sarah Binos | Why Should The Church Care?
This chapter discusses why we -the church – should care? Sarah unpacks rationale behind why the first thousand days of life is so relevant to all local churches. Discussing the mission of God and how it connects to the first thousand days. As well as what is happening in the Church in South Africa and how is it perfectly positioned to play a significant role. Common Good’s research concluded that “the local church is uniquely positioned and equipped to make a significant impact in nurturing our children’s full potential by supporting their development in the first thousand days of life” (Link to download the research report: https://www.commongood.org.za/early-life/)
11:26
November 29, 2019
The Sikunye Story | Chapter 4 with Angelique Arde and Jane Hampton | Stories from Parents
Jane & Angelique share their unique stories of motherhood and the support they have received from the community around them, their adoption journey, and transitioning in the church community and how they received practical support from friends and church community.
10:48
November 29, 2019
The Sikunye Story | Chapter 3 with Dean & Jess Kietzmann | Stories from Parents
Adjusting to parenting is life challenging. Dean & Jess vulnerably share how significantly their lives changed following the arrival of their son and how their church community rallied around them to practically support and care for them in these early days.
11:48
November 29, 2019
The Sikunye Story | Chapter 2 with Ruth Lundie | The Catalytic Power of Loving Connections
Ruth talks about how we are all hard wired for connection and the impact of quality relationships in the first thousand days. She refers to the nurturing care framework and how it truly does take a modern-day village to raise a child. In this talk Ruth makes reference to a short video of the “Still face experiment” [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apzXGEbZht0&t=2]
14:34
November 29, 2019
The Sikunye Story | Chapter 1 with Sarah Binos | The Beginning of the Story
Sarah asks the question “are we paying enough attention to the beginning of the story?” As referenced in this video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHqUMqvL1RQ&t=12s] Sarah gives an overview of the science and critical importance of these early years and the significant opportunity of the First Thousand Days of a child’s life (conception till 2 years)
13:08
November 29, 2019
S 2 Ep 12 | Luxolo Kentane and Richard Lundie on Cross Cultural Friendships
Rich and Lux chat about their convictions when it comes to friendships that cross cultural lines, their own personal experiences, and why we should say ‘wow’ before we say ‘how’.
58:38
October 4, 2019
S 2 Ep 11 | Grant Porthen and Richard Lundie on Land
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 we want to listen to people’s stories to help us understand the heart of the matter from people who have first hand experience of this. Now we know that we can’t interview every person, and every story and situation is unique. We are not trying to summarize every story into a few. Nor are our storytellers trying to represent anybody else other than themselves.
40:45
July 19, 2019
S 2 Ep 10 | Charnay Kleinsmith and Richard Lundie on Land
This podcast series is all about us listening to the stories of people living in Cape Town who have been affected in some way by land. So many times we can talk about land in dry academic, legal or financial terms. But when we lean in and listen to real lives, our hearts are softened to the reality and experience that we may be completely unaware of. We hope that you have conversations with friends, colleagues and neighbours to better grapple with the heart of the matter of land in South Africa. If this is your first podcast in this series, just a disclaimer: every story and situation is unique. We are not trying to represent anybody else’s story other than our storytellers.
45:03
July 18, 2019
S 2 Ep 9 | Luxolo Kentane and Richard Lundie on Land
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 we want to listen to people’s stories to help us understand the heart of the matter from people who have first hand experience of this. Now we know that we can’t interview every person, and every story and situation is unique. We are not trying to summarize every story into a few. Nor are our storytellers trying to represent anybody else other than themselves.
41:46
July 16, 2019
S 2 Ep 8 | Colin Davids and Richard Lundie on Land
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 we want to listen to people’s stories to help us understand the heart of the matter from people who have first hand experience of this. Now we know that we can’t interview every person, and every story and situation is unique. We are not trying to summarize every story into a few. Nor are our storytellers trying to represent anybody else other than themselves.
28:30
July 14, 2019
S 2 Ep 7 | Brandon Weber and Richard Lundie on Land
As we grapple with the big topic of land in South Africa, we have to be listening to the stories of people who have been affected by this. It is so easy to get caught up in political statements, economics, legal arguments and statistics. The big idea about this podcast series is to help us listen to people in our midst. We want to hear the heart of this matter and allow it to shape our response. Now we can’t interview every person and we know that every story and situation is unique. So we are not trying to summarize every story, or draw generalizations from one to another. Instead, we are simply listening, learning and engaging. Welcome to the Living Social Justice podcast series on Land.
34:47
July 12, 2019
S 2 Ep 6 | Jason la Cock and Kate Walters on Job Readiness
Christy Wheeler chats to Jason and Kate who volunteer at the Zanokhanyo Network- they talk about about gifting time, helping with CV's, mock interviews and celebrating graduations.
49:45
April 11, 2019
S 2 Ep 5 | Irraddy Chongwe and Mike Vadas on Paradigm Shift
Paul Maughan chats to the Paradigm Shift volunteer team from Common Ground Church Greenpoint, about gifting time, growing potential and developing entrepreneurs.
23:40
April 10, 2019
S 2 Ep 4 | Roll Up Your Sleeves
Richard Lundie. Kasuba Stuurman (TZN Communications Manager) and Nomfundo Calana (TZN Opportunities Manager) chat about the ways in which business has a role to play in work readiness, from hiring grads, offering internships and partnering through CSI funding
15:59
February 8, 2019
S 2 Ep 3 | Jonathan Wild on Diversity Dinners
Chris and Mel chat to Jonathan Wild, about Diversity Dinners (a church event in the Southern Suburbs)and crossing boundaries, no matter how small they may appear.
35:09
January 8, 2019
S 2 Ep 2 | Debbie, Karyn and Paul Maughan on Every Day Justice
Sharon chats to the Maughan siblings, Debbie, Karyn and Paul, about dignity, privilege and opening your eyes to the injustice around you.
33:60
August 14, 2018
S 2 Ep 1 | Brandon and Shantelle Weber on Social Justice as a Ministry
Sharon chats to Brandon and Shantelle, elders in the Rondebosch congregation, about the ministry of Social Justice in their church, their own personal histories, and the intersect between the Word of God and our context.
37:46
August 7, 2018
Employment Episode 7 | Amanda Stevens and Grant Greef (Wynberg + InnerCity)
In the month of June, we will be shining a spotlight on the work of our Opportunities Team at TZN (www.commongood.org.za/employment/) by sharing stories from our congregants, pastors, TZN graduates and staff of how God is orchestrating meaningful work and how you could be a part of it! This episode features Amanda Stevens, who is an integral part of the staff team in Wynberg and Grant Greef, a Common Grounder who has been a part of making it possible for graduates to be trained in hospitality. IF YOU CAN CONNECT A GRADUATE TO AN OPPORTUNITY visit www.commongood.org.za/employment/placement-form/ FOR MORE ON GRANT'S BUSINESS https://www.ehire.co.za/
29:10
June 29, 2018
Employment Episode 6 | Skhumbuzo Masango (Wynberg)
In the month of June, we will be shining a spotlight on the work of our Opportunities Team at TZN (www.commongood.org.za/employment/) by sharing stories from our congregants, pastors, TZN graduates and staff of how God is orchestrating meaningful work and how you could be a part of it! This episode features Skhumbuzo Masango, who is an integral part of the staff team in Wynberg www.facebook.com/thezanokhanyonetwork/ IF YOU CAN CONNECT A GRADUATE TO AN OPPORTUNITY visit www.commongood.org.za/employment/placement-form/
24:07
June 29, 2018
Employment Episode 5 | Kasuba Stuurman and Linda Chonco (Epping)
In the month of June, we will be shining a spotlight on the work of our Opportunities Team at TZN (www.commongood.org.za/employment/) by sharing stories from our congregants, pastors, TZN graduates and staff of how God is orchestrating meaningful work and how you could be a part of it! This episode features Kasuba and Linda, who are part of the staff team in Epping https://www.facebook.com/thezanokhanyonetwork/ IF YOU CAN CONNECT A GRADUATE TO AN OPPORTUNITY visit www.commongood.org.za/employment/placement-form/ or to chat to the opportunities team email placements@tzn.org.za
25:31
June 20, 2018
Employment Episode 4 | Gruth Zweni (Rondebosch)
In the month of June, we will be shining a spotlight on the work of our Opportunities Team at TZN (www.commongood.org.za/employment/) by sharing stories from our congregants, pastors, TZN graduates and staff of how God is orchestrating meaningful work and how you could be a part of it! This episode features Gruth Zweni, a TZN Grad who joined the Common Ground Staff Team IF YOU CAN CONNECT A GRADUATE TO AN OPPORTUNITY visit www.commongood.org.za/employment/placement-form/ or to chat to the opportunities team email placements@tzn.org.za
19:19
June 15, 2018
Employment Episode 3 | Nomfundo Calana(The Zanokhanyo Network)
In the month of June, we will be shining a spotlight on the work of our Opportunities Team at TZN (www.commongood.org.za/employment/) by sharing stories from our congregants, pastors, TZN graduates and staff of how God is orchestrating meaningful work and how you could be a part of it! This episode features Nomfundo Calana from the TZN Opportunities Team. IF YOU CAN CONNECT A GRADUATE TO AN OPPORTUNITY visit www.commongood.org.za/employment/placement-form/ or to chat to the opportunities team email placements@tzn.org.za
21:38
June 12, 2018
Employment Episode 2 | Meagan and Siphamandla (Du Noon)
In the month of June, we will be shining a spotlight on the work of our Opportunities Team at TZN (www.commongood.org.za/employment/) by sharing stories from our congregants, pastors, TZN graduates and staff of how God is orchestrating meaningful work and how you could be a part of it! This episode features Siphamandla and Meagan from our Du Noon Mobile Training Site. IF YOU CAN CONNECT A GRADUATE TO AN OPPORTUNITY visit www.commongood.org.za/employment/placement-form/
19:17
June 7, 2018
Employment Episode 1 | Lauren and Roger (Tableview)
In the month of June, we will be shining a spotlight on the work of our Opportunities Team at TZN (http://www.commongood.org.za/employment/) by sharing stories from our congregants, pastors, TZN graduates and staff of how God is orchestrating meaningful work and how you could be a part of it! This episode features Roger and Lauren from our Tableview congregation. IF YOU CAN CONNECT A GRADUATE TO AN OPPORTUNITY visit http://www.commongood.org.za/employment/placement-form/
20:13
June 5, 2018
Ep 12 | Tim and Natasha Hoffman on Discipleship
Join Sharon as she chats to Tim and Natasha, who serve on the eldership and Social Justice Ministry teams at our South Pen congregation, about the role of Discipleship in mobilising the church to Social Justice. **Ed's Note: During this podcast we experienced a downpour of rain that Cape Town desperately needs, so you can hear the rain coming down in background (and we are very grateful for it)
30:57
May 28, 2018
Ep 11 | Ruth Lundie on Early Life
Sharon interviews Ruth Lundie in the week of Early life Feedback events across Cape Town. Ruth has driven Common Good's Early Life research answering the question 'What is the role of the local church towards human development in the First Thousand Days?' You can email ruth.lundie@commongood.org.za for any questions or visit commongood.org.za
25:57
May 21, 2018
Ep 10 | Gus Duffett on Education in South Africa
Join Gus and Sharon as they discuss his role at Silikamva High School, journey to faith and how the Collaboration Schools programme is going...
30:22
May 14, 2018
Ep 9 | John Scheepers on our post-Apartheid city
In this episode, Sharon interviews John Scheepers, founder of Isiphambano Centre for Biblical Justice about his life growing up as a white male in Cape Town and how he seeks to integrate his faith and the racial realities of our post-Apartheid city
45:03
May 10, 2018
Ep 8 | Angela Bain on Sauce (South African Unique Culinary Experience)
Ang and Sharon chat about Sauce (South African Unique Culinary Experience), the community of Imizamo Yethu and how God brought together all kinds of people to make this dream a reality. http://www.sauce.org.za/
25:01
May 2, 2018
Ep 7 - Kayla Tess Haupt on Integral Mission
Join Kayla Tess and Sharon as they explore KT's story as a social worker, wife and mom - how she's integrating her faith and social justice with everyday life.
33:04
April 23, 2018
Ep 6 - Pete and Sarah Portal on Tree of Life in Manenberg
Join Pete and Sarah as they chat to Sharon about inequality, their community, and how they're seeing Gods' hand move in Manenberg. Tree of Life | http://treeoflife.org.za/
38:10
April 17, 2018
Ep 5 - Melanie Mokgatla on Youth Mentorship
Join Mel and Sharon as they chat about youth development, mentorship and her involvement in the Capricorn community
35:36
April 10, 2018
Ep 1 | Lux Kent on Discipleship
Ep 1 | Lux Kent on Discipleship by Common Good
22:38
March 1, 2018
Ep 3 | Richard Bolland on More than Homelessness
Ep 3 | Richard Bolland on More than Homelessness by Common Good
33:07
March 1, 2018
Ep 2 | Sue Taylor on Literacy
Join Sue and Sharon as they chat about the Shine Literacy programme, Kewtown Primary School and building meaningfully into the lives of Foundation Phase children so that they can Learn to Read and then Read to Learn.
23:60
March 1, 2018