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One of the privileges of the work we do is we get to meet passionate, amazing people from all over the country! After more than two years of being online and running events on Zoom, we returned to the Breede Valley. It was wonderful to meet and see people in...

In August 2018 in a church in Khayelitsha, a new story was being written in the hearts of Thembinkosi Fati, his wife Bongiwe, and Siyabonga Maqina and his wife Cikizwa. Common Good was presenting its research into the opportunity for the local church in the critically important time of the...

The Sikunye team started this year with a range of emotions: excitement for seeing new impact and a little trepidation as we looked to extend our reach and range of workshops to strengthen churches in their important work of supporting families. It has definitely been a rollercoaster ride over the...

Make every word count

The Thrive by Five report ((https://www.thrivebyfive.co.za/data/)) was released this year. The research explored how five-year-olds are doing in South Africa: are they thriving or merely surviving? Are they ready for school? The findings help to explain the challenges in our formal education system. One area of focus was “emergent literacy...

Growing in 2021

It is never easy to summarize an entire year in one word, but if you had to do it for Sikunye, it would be: growth. In so many different ways, Sikunye has grown in 2021. We have seen a rapid expansion of our reach across South Africa, a deepening of...