The migration of Europeans to the interior of South Africa during the 19th century led to
the founding of different churches in the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR). A unique
situation developed in the Rustenburg region, where the Dutch Reformed Church and the
Lutheran Church Kroondal were founded a few kilometres apart. The aim of this article
is to review the beginnings of each congregation and to compare parish life in the first
few years in order to show that the two churches, although arising from two different
traditions, did not focus exclusively on their own development; from the outset,
missionary work played an important part in church life.
Mashiane, Mafabo Andries Bernard(University of Pretoria, 2008-08-05)
The constitution of ELCSA was adopted in the constitutional assembly held on 15 to 19 December 1975 at Rustenburg, Tlhabane. The constitution of South Africa was adopted on 08 May 1996 and amended on 11 October 1996 by the ...
Schutte, Johan Leopold(University of Pretoria, 2007-12-19)
This study concluded that the Three Forms of Unity does not give the same meaning to the word “church” all the way through, since the word is used to describe both the visible and invisible sides of the church. When these ...
Kgatla, S.T. (Selaelo Thias)(Church History Society of Southern Africa, 2011)
The events prior to and after church unity between the former Dutch Reformed Church in
Africa (DRCA) and the Dutch Reformed Mission Church (DRMC) in 1994 are
perplexing because the white Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk) ...