14Sep 2021

The outbreak of Covid-19 forced Badisa Still Bay to expand its service delivery at short notice in order to fulfil the following essential needs: the provision of meals and food parcels; assistance with accommodation costs, school fees, and sessions with a psychologist; the provision of personal protection equipment; and support to homeless persons. The grace […]

14Sep 2021

We have experienced the same trends on the West Coast. Fortunately, Badisa’s services to children in need of protection could continue, and children can still come to us for help. However, we have experienced more challenges as poverty and alcohol abuse increased, which were the main causes of the massive increase in the number of […]

14Sep 2021

I have been a member of Badisa Caledon’s governing body since 2004. I believe that 17 years is a reasonable time for reflection on walking the path with Badisa Caledon – at times a straight road and at times struggling against the proverbial storms threatening to sap one’s last bit of energy, especially on an […]

14Sep 2021

When Ruyterwacht Senior Centre opened its doors in July 1988, a total of 25 members joined the centre. Over the years, membership increased steadily; at one stage we had more than 300 members. The centre currently has 251 members. Through all these years, the centre was regarded as a “squatter” that depended on various churches […]

14Sep 2021

“My name is Megan.* I was born and bred in Paarl. I was placed in foster care at the age of six years along with my two younger brothers. Being a foster child had its difficulties. Sense of belonging is always questioned. Although there were many challenges I overcame these with grace. My social worker […]