The only constant in theological education is change, despite brave attempts to hold the tide
back in some quarters. Yet, Western-based theological education remains the norm globally.
The Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria exemplifies this norm despite its
commitment to Africanisation. This article will consider transformation through the lens of the
leadership of Prof. Johan Buitendag, who has led the transformation initiative from his own
shared leadership perspective as dean since 2010. Change in the faculty will be analysed
through analysis of the faculty plans, with particular reference to teaching, learning and
research. Consideration will be given to a more radical proposal for future transformation
under the initiative of Africanisation.