The Ever-increasing Excitement

PHOTO: the 2019 Group. By Zechariah Manyok The OCRPL (Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life []) doctoral programme in collaboration with Stellenbosch and Pretoria Universities is getting more exciting each time. First, Stellenbosch University is matching the standard that I was yearning for. My supervisors at Stellenbosch and OCRPL, Prof. Dion A. Forster and […]

NetACT Regional Workshop at Igbaja in Kwara State Nigeria

PHOTO: NetACT participants at the Regional Conference ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja, Nigeria. Dr Stephen Baba, Provost of ECWA Theological Seminary Igbaja (ETSI) is ready to welcome the 15 theological schools from Nigeria as well as one from  the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the Nigeria regional workshop. It is actually two workshops: one deals […]

Addressing the challenges of the African Church through research.

The fourth seminar of the OCRPL/Stellenbosch University Ph D programme met at the Theology Faculty of Stellenbosch University from September 2. They are photographed here with the Dean, Research Director and Members of the Theology Faculty of Stellenbosch University on the steps of the faculty building. Read more at

Manasse Matiquele Received his Doctorate Degree

Reverend Manasse Matiquele, the Rector of HEFSIBA, Institute for Christian Higher Education (ICHE) in Mozambique (, received his Doctorate in Theology from the North West University in Potchefstroom on Friday 24th of May 2019. This was a historic moment as it was the first pastor from the Reformed Church in Mozambique to receive a Doctorate […]

Congratulations on your PhD graduation Dr Miguel Nobre

We congratulate Dr Nobre, lecturer at HEFSIBA in Northwest-Mozambique with his PhD that he received from the Faculty of Theology, North West University, Potchefstroom Campus on 18 July 2019. His thesis was about “The calling of the Reformed Church in Mozambique towards gender equality in church and society.” Miguel Nobre was born in Central Mozambique […]

A happy reunion!

Three programme coordinators: (see photo from left to right) Jurgens Hendriks from the NetACT Office in Stellenbosch, Japhet Ndhlovu from the United Church in Canada (UCC) and Nico Mostert from the NetACT Office in Bloemfontein met in March 2019 in Stellenbosch. Let’s first introduce Japhet Ndhlovu. Born and educated in Zambia, he served as General […]

A dream come true

Photo: Elna Mouton with Rev. Dawid Botha (94) whose father was one of the pioneer missionaries among the Tiv people in Nigeria in (1911 and following years). The Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) Mkar is a NetACT member representing the Church of Christ in the Sudan Among the Tiv (NKST) [Nongo u Kristu u ken Sudan […]

African Theology Consultation in Nairobi, 7-10 Februarie 2019

Photo from left to right: Prof. Benno van den Toren (Professor of Intercultural Theology at the PThU in Groningen, the Netherlands; Project Leader and Editor in Chief); Prof. Issiaka Coulibaly (President of FATEAC and Professor of Theology in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; Francophone West Africa Regional Editor); Rev. Sam Bussey (Doctoral Student in Intercultural Theology at […]