Njongonkulu Ndungane

Winston Hugh Ndungane Njongonkulu ( born April 2, 1941 in Kokstad ) is a South African theologian from 1996 to 2007 as Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa operates and thus the successor of Desmond Tutu.

Studying at Lovedale High School, he graduated from in 1958. In 1960, the participation formed on the anti-pass demonstration his political stance on the apartheid system in South Africa. For his early commitment he had to August 1963 to August 1966 a three-year prison as a political prisoner serving on Robben Iceland. During this time, he opted for an activity in the service of the Church. He was ordained in the Diocese of Cape Town in 1974 as a priest.

From January 1985 to December 1986 led Ndungane, the Theological St. Bede 's College in Umtata as Principal.

In 1991 he was ordained as a bishop. From 1991 to 1996 worked Ndungane as Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman. Then, in September 1996, he took over the office of the Archbishop of Cape Town. Since 2007 Ndungane has worked for the Historic Schools Restoration Project.


Awards honorary doctorate:

  • Doctor of Divinity (DD), Rhodes University, Grahamstown
  • Doctor of Divinity (DD), Protestant Episcopal Seminary, Virginia
  • Doctor of Divinity (DD), Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL ) Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Hon.DUniv; University of Cape Town
  • Hon.DUniv; Universiteit van Stellenbosch
  • Hon.DUniv; University of KwaZulu- Natal