Anglican Church of Southern Africa

The Province is the oldest in Africa. British Anglicans met for worship in Cape Town after 1806, with the first Bishop appointed in 1847. The twenty-three dioceses of the Province extend beyond the Republic of South Africa and include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (St. Helena and Tristan da Cunha), Mozambique (Lebombo and Niassa), the Republic of Namibia, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Kingdom of Swaziland and Angola.

Anglican Church of Southern Africa

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August 22, 2012

[Ecumenical News International, Cape Town, South Africa] An inter-faith group of religious leaders in South Africa has embarked on a national campaign to fight bribery, patronage, nepotism and abuse of public funds.

Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Baha’i and African traditional...

July 18, 2012

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa July 18 made history by electing the first female Anglican bishop on the continent.

The Rev. Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, 61, became the bishop-elect of Swaziland and the first woman bishop in any of the 12 Anglican...

February 2, 2012

A farm in the Abalimi Bezekhaya cooperative in South Africa that inspired Erin Koepke of Southern Ohio to co-write "Seed to Table," a cookbook of recipes using locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

[Diocese of Southern Ohio] Erin Koepke found that the bond...

January 24, 2012

[Office of the Archbishop of Cape Town] The Most Revd Dr. Thabo C Makgoba leaves today to participate in the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 25-29 January.

This 2012 Annual Meeting will convene under the theme, The Great Transformation:...

January 10, 2012

[Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town] The archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, has written to the archbishop of Canterbury in response to his Advent letter to the primates of the Anglican Communion and moderators of the United Churches. In his letter, Makgoba...

December 4, 2011

A boy receives medication at Nkosi's Haven, south of Johannesburg, South Africa. Nkosi's Haven provides residential care for destitute HIV-positive mothers and their children, whether HIV-positive or not. Nkosi's Haven is named after Nkosi Johnson, a young AIDS activist...

August 5, 2011

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa will soon join an international campaign to end violence against women and girls known as the White Ribbon Pledge campaign.

The bishops of the Dioceses of Cape Town, False Bay and Saldanha Bay will sign the campaign pledge on behalf of their...

March 18, 2011

The South African Council of Churches and its international ecumenical partners are shocked and outraged by the death threats against its president, Anglican Bishop of Pretoria Jo Seoka, and members of his family.

On the morning of March 15, five men armed with guns arrived at Seoka's...

September 30, 2010

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa on Oct. 1 voted in favor of adopting the Anglican Covenant, a decision that will need to be ratified by the next meeting of provincial synod in 2013.

A resolution adopting the covenant was passed by an overwhelming majority of the bishops, clergy...

August 19, 2010

South Africa's public service strike is hurting hospital patients and students, and the government and unions should act to end it, says the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Aug. 19 called for essential staff in institutions such as hospitals to return to work...

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