Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology

Discipline of Missiology

We understand mission as the "cutting edge" of a Christian community, that is, its attempts to change the world through projects of evangelism, healing, teaching, development or liberation. We understand missiology as the systematic and critical study of the missionary (world-changing) activities of Christian churches and organisations. 

Our department is well-known throughout Southern Africa and many parts of the world, due to the following facts:

  •  we have students in various other African countries as well as in Russia, Germany, North and South America
  • The founder and first head of our department, the late Professor David Bosch, was known worldwide for his missiological publications and for his role in ecumenical organisations
  • Our staff members have followed in his footsteps through publications and through playing leading roles in the Southern African Missiological Society, the International Association for Mission Studies and in the production of the international academic journal, Missionalia

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Admin: Mrs M Aphane TvW 6-129 +27 12 429 4477


Prof TD Mashau TvW 6-129 +27 12 429 4227
Prof A Schalkwyk TvW 06-118 +27 12 429 4685
Dr ZJ Banda TvW 06-130 +27 12 429 4477
Dr KM Makofane TvW 06-116 +27 12 429 4521
Dr L Mangayi TvW 06-108 +27 12 429 4616
Dr MS Kgatle Tvw 06-125 +27 12 429 4315

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