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RAMANTSWANA, Hulisani. Theological training in the black Reformed Churches in South Africa (RCSA). In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.1, pp.1-17. ISSN 2305-0853.

This article presents a historic analysis of theological training in the black Reformed Churches in South Africa (RCSA) - Southland Synod (Coloured), Synod Midlands (black) and Synod Soutpansberg (black) - and highlights the major trends with regard to theological training. Four phases are identified: (1) 1910-1951, informal training of evangelists and ministers on a local basis; (2) 1952-1960, the beginning of formal training of ministers and evangelists; (3) 1961-1989, training under the 1961 Theological Training Policy for the black RCSA; and (4) 1990 to today, theological training in the black RCSA in the context of the new South Africa.

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