Anglican Church of Southern Africa
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa ( German Anglican Church of Southern Africa ) to 2006 Church of the Province of Southern Africa is a member church of the Anglican Communion and the oldest in Africa. After in 1806 the first Anglican arrived in Cape Town, it came in 1847 to the first establishment of a diocese. Today, the province has 28 dioceses (Angola, Cape Town, Christ the King, Diocese of the Free State (formerly Bloemfontein ), George, Grahamstown, Highveld, Johannesburg, Kimberley & Kuruman, Lebombo, Lesotho, Matlosane (formerly Klerksdorp ), Namibia, Natal, Niassa, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, St. Helena, Mthatha (formerly St. John's), St. Mark the Evangelist, Swaziland, Umzimvubu, Zululand ) in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, St. Helena and Angola, to whose tip is available as Primate of the Archbishop of Cape Town. Inside the church woman ordinations are allowed.
The current primate of the Church of Southern Africa Archbishop Thabo Makgoba is. One of his predecessors was the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu.
The province comprises 28 dioceses in 6 countries: