FORA.tv Speaker - Njongonkulu Winston Hugh Ndungane
Winston Hugh Njongonkulu Ndungane was born in Kokstad, South Africa in 1941. While a student at the University of Cape Town, he was involved in anti-Pass Law demonstrations, which encouraged an increased interest in politics, resulting in his eventual arrest under apartheid law. He served a three-year sentence on Robben Island as a political prisoner.
While in prison, Njongonkulu decided to enter the church. He was ordained as a priest of the Anglican Church in 1974 in the Diocese of Cape Town. He received a Bachelor of Divinity, Honors degree, a Master of Theology degree in Christian Ethics, at Kingâ€™s College, London and also became an associate there.
He served as Principal of St Bedeâ€™s Theological College in Umtata, Provincial Liaison Officer for the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, Provincial Executive Officer for the CPSA, and was consecrated Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman. In September 1996 he became Archbishop of Cape Town. His predecessor was Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu.
He has been awarded several honorary degrees including Doctor of Divinity from Rhodes University, Grahamstown; Doctor of Humane Letters from Worcester State College, Massachusetts; and Doctor of Divinity from the Protestant Episcopal Seminary, Virginia.
Archbishop Ndungane has written many essays and contributed to many books. A recent work is the book A World With A Human Face: A Voice From Africa, part autobiography and part record of some of the speeches and sermons he has made. The Archbishop has been very involved in the campaign to abolish developing world debt and, more recently, in the related anti-HIV/AIDS campaign.
The Archbishop is married to Nomahlubi and has two children, Luswazi and Vusi.
10.21.07 | 00:56:09 min
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