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Masincedane Community Service (MCS) is a registered Non-Profit Organisation 004-464 which has initiated various developmental programmes, in order to alleviate poverty and address economic development of the unemployed in the City of Cape Town, Helderberg Area.

The organisation sees its function as that of facilitator in the process of the upliftment of the poorer developing communities in the Helderberg. This is made possible by running employable skills training, matching unemployed work seekers with potential employers, running a free / affordable home care service for the sick and dying and fighting ignorance through targeted information and education activities.

The organisation also has a job creation function and at present has 4 professional nurses coordinating 101 Home Based Carers in a Community Health Care service

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"THE POWER OF WOMEN"
MACASSAR WOMEN'S DAY EVENT

It was such a Powerful event, touching and reaching out to those who sometimes had .... 

CONGRATULATIONS  RICARDO THOMAS

Ricardo came to thank us at MASINCEDANE last week.

He is 31 years old and attendend the previous Food Prep course. Ricardo found a job at Kleine Lodge at Stellenbosch after his training and is very ha.... 

POVERTY IS STILL PREVALENT IN OUR COMMUNITY

Francesca Dunsche was a German volunteer worker at Masincedane in June 2014. At the end of her stay in South Africa she was joined by her parents Hubertus and Maria Dunsche.  They took some time out to visit a povert.... 

67 MINUTES FOR MANDELA

"Mr Mandela spent 67 years making the world a better place. We're asking you for 67 minutes."

Nelson Mandela's birthday is on 18 July, and people everywhere celebrate his birthday by acti.... 

WELL DONE TO THE MACASSAR YOUTH CLINIC TEAM!

The team consisting of 2 Health Promotion Officers, an Occupational Therapist, Community Care Workers (CCWs) from Masincedane and a LoveLife Groundbreaker illustrates just how well an interdisciplinary .... 

SWISS DONATION

Swiss friends of Masncedane recently donated money for a new stove.

VEHICLE FACELIFT!

Our VW Golf which was purchased with the aid of the LOTTO in 2011 was recently given new branding to match the new Toyota Raider we have acqu.... 

WALK IT OFF!

Recently the need to reduce the risks associated with chronic lifestyle disease such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, arthritis and asthma lead to.... 

MASINCEDANE CELEBRATES

On the 11th of December 2013, the Community Care Workers, HIV Adherence Counselors and t.... 

WHEELCHAIRS FOR BREAD TAGS!

Mrs Honeybun, is involved in a community project that donates wheelchairs to members of the community in need. Sr. Tienkie Albertyn from Masincedane, identifie.... 

" PROJECT HELP" LINGEN, GERMANY


"Members of Project Help in the town of Lingen, German are helping four projects here in South Africa. Recently this article (translation) was published in a local newspaper.

"Lingen has been helping “Project Help” in South Africa sin.... 
EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH SKILLS TRAINING

Masincedane attempts to place all unemployed work seekers in employment. When Bongisa Tomsana registered with Masincedane she wanted to do Home Based Care. She completed Hygiene and Cleaning 12 - 20 May 2010 and Food Preparation 6 - 24 June 2010. .... 

SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS

South Africa has an official unemployment rate of over 25% with a much higher percentage amongst young people.Getting a ‘first foot on the employment ladder’ is a large challenge for many young people. Masincedane gives training in employable skills and th.... 

"MY NAME IS NICHOLAS NOJINGXA

"I was unemployed and started training at Masincedane by doing the Hygiene and Cleaning and then the Food Preparation and Baking. After I passed the courses I was very happy. I came to Veronica in the Masincedane Placement Bureau all the time and s.... 

MASINCEDANE OPENS NEW WELLNESS CENTRE


At the end of 2012 Masincedane entered into a partnership agreement with the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences. University of Stellenbosch to open an HIV Testing Centre in Somerset West.

The centre was officiall.... 

  LINK BELOW TO OUR HELDERBERG PARTNERS

MASIKHULE is an NPO based in the Helderberg that offers Early Childhood Development training http:.... 

 
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WE WELCOME NEW OFFICE STAFF

Zintele Mcuntula and Kenene Piyose joined our staff at the beginning of March 2014 for a one year placement. Both of them have completed courses at .... 

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