Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology

Dr ZJ Banda

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 4377


  • DTh (Missiology) (Unisa, 2010)

Fields of academic interests

  • Christian Television, its Impact on Church and Society
  • African Renaissance and the unity of Africa
  • Evangelism and Mass Media/TV Broadcast
  • Third Wave Movement/Christianity
  • Intercultural Communication of the Gospel
  • Missional History of the Ned Hervormde Kerk in Afrika
  • History of the Maranatha Reformed Church of Christ

Field of Specialisation

  • Intercultural Theology
  • Missional Theology
  • African Theology

Journal articles

  • Reimer J. & Banda Z., 2015, ‘Doing Mission Inclusively’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 71(1), Art. #3126, xx pages.
  • Banda, ZJ and Saayman, WA. 2015. Renaissance and rebirth: a perspective on the African Renaissance from Christian mission praxis, Missionalia Vol 43, No 2 (2015)
  • Banda, ZJ. 2009. “Solidarity with victims”: An appraisal of JNJ ‘Klippies’ Kritzinger’s contribution to the praxis of Liberation Theology. Missionalia 37:3 (Nov, 2009) 111-124.
  • Banda, ZJ. Response to the papers of Prof. TFJ Dreyer and Prof. JH Koekemoer HTS 52:1 (March 1996) 197-200. [ Prof. TFJ Dreyer: The praxis of the church in the new South Africa and Prof. JH Koekemoer: The challenge posed to theological training in the NHKA and the HKSA]
  • Banda, ZJ. Response to Rev SP Mpanza’s paper on the role of the church in the struggle against poverty with reference to Reconstruction and Development Programme. Hervomde TS 52:4 (Nov. 1996) 972-980.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Doctor’s Exhibition-1998 (Principal’s Award)


  • Missional History of the NHKA (1951 to date)