The ‘Protest’ and ‘Confessing’ Models in the streams of Black Theology of liberation provide
a creative link between the Prophetic Theology in the Kairos document (KD) and the Black
Theology of liberation. Launched in a distinct moment of history – an ‘opportune moment’ –
the KD propagated the best responses among some and the worst among others as a rapturous
critique of State and Church theologies. In this article, I argued that the KD, which remains a
version of liberation theology par excellence, offers a methodology that is still appropriate to our democratisation processes in South Africa. The KD is the product of a theology that did not
only expand the contours of traditional theology, but also understood confession as a political
praxis. Thus, the interest of the poor should still mitigate forth-telling in our democratic vision in dialogue inspired by the alluring prophetic vision of an alternative community based on the principles of the reign of God.