The arrival of a salvationist, authoritative religiosity through Western Christianity in South
Africa, in the company of a capitalist modernity, did not only dismantle and subvert the
African indigenous dispensation of religiosity. It also sought to destroy it completely and
arguably continues to do so in subtle forms in the 21st century, by attacking the imagination
and consciousness of black Africans. This article argues that African religiosity as expressed
in African Initiated Churches (AICs) is the site of the spirituality of liberation. Employing the
notion of mokhukhu – a shack – the article places the sanity of black Africans, the spirituality of
liberation, black African agency and consciousness within the narrative of African religiosity.
It concludes by offering African religiosity as a resource for an alternative civilisation and an
important agenda in the current debates of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.