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Rev. Dr. Frank Chikane is a South African civil servant, writer, and ordained minister in the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) of South Africa; an ecumenical leader of the anti-Apartheid movement and proponent of the Kairos Document, a powerful Christian denunciation of Apartheid; the former Secretary General of the South African National Council of Churches in Christ; and the current President of the AFM International and presiding Pastor of the AFM in Naledi, Soweto. Dr. Chikane is also a former member of the African National Congress and former Director General for Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe. Most importantly, he was a close friend and colleague of Beyers Naude, whom Dr. Chikane will honor in this week. Beyers Naude served for 25 years under house arrest in South Africa and negotiated the final contract between F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela that transferred power to Mandela.
Dr. Chikane received his Diploma in Theology from AFM’s Pan African Bible College, an MA in Theology from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Groningen Netherlands. He is currently a Visiting Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand.