We are a church family committed to a life of following Jesus together in Manenberg. We don’t primarily aim to offer solutions to Manenberg’s problems, we simply seek to be a sign that another reality is possible when love is at the centre.
Manenberg was established under the apartheid regime’s forced removals of ‘non-whites’ from the various suburbs of Cape Town that had been deemed ‘whites only’. Midst the trauma of family dislocation & fear, gangs formed. The rotten legacy of Cape Town’s apartheid past has given rise to violence, crime and drug abuse in pandemic levels. Today, Manenberg suffers daily, and it is easy to see only this picture, but there is so much more. Manenberg is a place bursting with hope.
We want to see each generation impacted by the love of Jesus, our part in this story is a few small ministries with big visions. These are Cru62, Basila, Alabaster and Maak'n'Plank. Check out the website to see what they are about! www.treeoflife.org.za