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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March 24, 2009

Calling for swift and decisive global action on climate change, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa said March 24 that "continuing exaggerated weather patterns across Southern Africa are a further illustration of the urgent need to tackle global warming."

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March 3, 2009

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has visited scenes of flooding in Soweto, and sent messages of support to areas of KwaZulu Natal where heavy storms have caused fatalities and mass destruction.

Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, said he was shocked at the...

February 18, 2009

The bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa February 18 criticized what they called the "irresponsible" decision of the South African Province of Free State's Department of Health to withdraw anti-retroviral medication from HIV positive patients because of a shortage of money.

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February 3, 2009

Zimbabwe's economic and socio-political breakdown is a "matter of grave concern," Anglican primates said in a February 3 statement calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down and urging "the implementation of the rule of law and the restoration of democratic processes" in the devastated...

January 8, 2009

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has sent messages of support to areas of KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique where recent storms and flooding have caused death and destruction. The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, whose area of responsibility includes several of...

November 25, 2008

Faith leaders "should shout from the rooftops that AIDS is not a punishment from God but a medical condition which is preventable," Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, former primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has told the World Aids Campaign. Ndungane was speaking in an interview...

November 6, 2008

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has criticized political leaders across the spectrum for calling their opponents "snakes," "dogs" and "counter-revolutionaries" and for using "militaristic metaphors" and "the vocabulary of violence."

Delivering the...

September 30, 2008

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has announced with deep regret the death of its second most senior bishop, the Rt. Rev. David Beetge, bishop of the Highveld.

Beetge died on September 27, aged 59. He had contracted septicemia and had been undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's...

September 19, 2008

After a regular meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the bishops said they remain concerned about issues ranging from malaria HIV-AIDS, the extreme poverty in southern Africa, and xenophobia to the unity of the Anglican Communion.

"We agreed to...

July 3, 2008

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town July 2 called on the Southern African Development Community to establish mechanisms in Zimbabwe to bring about an end to political violence.

Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, also urged Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF to...

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