21Aug 2019

I was completely unaware of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report that was to be released on 8th of August 2019 when I wrote my two previous contributions for VrydagNuus on the need for changing our human diet. The English language calls such synchronized events (without human involvement) serendipity and normally they happen […]

31May 2019

Dr Matiquele and his promotor, Dr Petria Theron from NWU Rev. Manasse Matiquele, the Rector of HEFSIBA ICHE (Institute for Christian Higher Education[]) 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 […]

27May 2019

MSS (Minister in Synodical Service) Rev. Stephen Pedro visited the Presbytery of Colesberg, URC DEHACOPE from 24-26 May 2019.   He says, “The past weekend I visited the Presbytery of Colesberg and took part in the ordination/installation of proponent A. Nyondla as minister for URCSA DEHACOPE (Combination of 4 URC congregations: De Aar, Hanover, Colesberg and […]

10Apr 2019

On 17 March this year our sister church, the Reformed Church in Africa’s Living Waters Congregation in Cravenby, Cape Town, had the induction service of their new pastor, Rev. Theo Francis. Dr Kobus Odendaal and Rev. Stephen Pedro attended this joyous event on behalf of Witness Ministry. For the past few years this congregation had […]

20Nov 2018

  It is great news that our sister church in Malawi, the CCAP (Church in Central Africa Presbyterian []) offered a Leadership and Marriage Seminar from 14 to 17 November to the ministers of our sister church in Mozambique, the IRM (Igreja Reformada em Mozambique [])Mphatso Synod once again. It took place at Vila Ulóngùe […]

08Oct 2018

If you walk in the corridors of the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University you will quite often see some post graduate students from our sister churches in Africa. Thanks to NetACT ( Witness Ministry who maintain sound relationships with these churches over (in some cases more than a century) their theology students often are […]

02Aug 2018

My name is Rev. Jerry Dooyum. I was born to the family of a retired Nigerian Army Captain, David Atindi- Orpin, in Gboko, Benue State of Nigeria, on 3rd September, 1977. My father’s family is a polygamous one where he had married up to nine wives. Five of these have died (my mother inclusive); two […]

20Jun 2018

Straatwerk OPHELP Projekte ( help desperate and destitute individuals to earn cash in hand by means of honest work (as an alternative to begging, theft and other criminal activities). Mr Ethelbert (99 years) is staying in the residential facility of Straatwerk, Beth Shalom, in Woodstock and is one of the people who got new energy […]

20Jun 2018

An accreditation at SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) provides any training programme with credibility. That is why the recent accreditation of ACRP (Association of Christian Religious Practitioners) is such big news! ACRP represents a wide range of denominations in South Africa. Dr Danie van Zyl (previous manager of Sokhanya Bible School) is currently responsible for […]

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