Since 1994 the Republic of South Africa has undergone profound political
and cultural changes. The churches in South Africa (including the
Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk van Afrika as an Afrikaans-orientated
church) need to evaluate the situation and come to a theological understanding
of their relationship with the culture, people and government of
South Africa. This article examines the relationship between church,
culture, people and government from an historical, theological, philosophical
and practical perspective.