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"The Most Reverend
Njongonkulu Ndungane
"Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
former "Primate of the "Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Church "Anglican
Province "Southern Africa
See "Cape Town
In office 1996—2007
Predecessor "Desmond Tutu
Successor "Thabo Makgoba
Ordination 1974
Consecration 1991
Personal details
Born (1941-04-02) 2 April 1941 (age 77)
Previous post "Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman
"Alma mater "King's College London

Njongonkulu Winston Hugh Ndungane (born 2 April 1941) is a retired South African Anglican bishop and a former prisoner on "Robben Island. He was the "Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman and "Archbishop of Cape Town.


Early life[edit]

Ndungane was born in "Kokstad. He attended "Lovedale High School, "Alice, Eastern Cape and completed his schooling there in December 1958.

Political life and imprisonment[edit]

In March 1960 he was involved in anti-"Pass Law demonstrations while a student at the "University of Cape Town and was later arrested for his anti-apartheid activities. From August 1963 he served a three-year sentence on "Robben Island as a political prisoner. On his release he was served with a two-year "banning order.

Church ministry[edit]

Ndungane decided to seek ordination during his imprisonment on Robben Island. In 1971 the "Most Reverend "Robert Selby Taylor, "Archbishop of Cape Town, sent him to St Peter’s College, "Alice, Eastern Cape. He was ordained a "deacon in December 1973 and a priest in July 1974. He served his first "curacy in "Athlone, Cape Town in the "Diocese of Cape Town. In 1975 he left South Africa for "King's College London, where he earned his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees while he was a curate in "London.

After his time in London he had a short time as an assistant "chaplain at St George’s Church in "Paris. He returned to South Africa in 1980 and was appointed the "rector of St Nicholas' Matroosfontein. "Phillip Russell, archbishop of Cape Town, appointed him as his representative in the "Diocese of Johannesburg

In 1984 he was mandated by Archbishop Russell to take responsibility for reopening "St Bede’s Theological College, "Umthatha, which had been closed. In 1985 he was appointed principal of St Bede’s.

In 1991 he was elected "Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman. In September 1996 he was elected archbishop of Cape Town and Metropolitan of the "Anglican Church of Southern Africa.[1]

In 2006, he founded African Monitor, a pan-African non-profit organization that monitors both the fulfillment of the promises of both aid-giving and aid-receiving countries.[2]




  1. ^ Anon. "Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane". Historic Schools Restoration Project. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  2. ^ Anon. "The AM Organisational Structure". African Monitor. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  3. ^ a b Anon (2008). "The Order of the Baobab in Silver". Office of the Presidency, Republic of South Africa. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  4. ^ Jenni Evans (2016). "Anglican Arch Njongonkulu to get Freedom of Cape Town". News24. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 

Further reading[edit]

"Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
"George Alfred Swartz
"Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman
1991 – 1996
Succeeded by
"Itumeleng Baldwin Moseki
Preceded by
"Desmond Tutu
"Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town
1996 – 2007
Succeeded by
"Thabo Makgoba
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