Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
|Title||Archbishop of Cape Town, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa|
|Period in office||2007 – present|
|Previous bishoprics||Bishop of Grahamstown|
|Date of birth||1960|
|Place of birth||Makgoba Kloof, Limpopo, South Africa|
He matriculated at Orlando High, Soweto, and took a BSc at Wits before going to St Paul's College in Grahamstown to study for the Anglican ministry. He married the daughter of a Rhodes University lecturer Lungi Manona. Since then Bishop Thabo has obtained a Masters in Educational Psychology, at Wits, where he also lectured part-time from 1993 to 1996. He was made Bishop of Queenstown (Suffragan Bishop of Grahamstown) on 25 May 2002, and became Bishop of Grahamstown in 2004. Until he moved to the Diocese of Grahamstown as Bishop Suffragan, Thabo Makgoba's ministry had been spent in the Diocese of Johannesburg, first as a curate at the Cathedral, and then as Wits chaplain. After that he was put in charge of St Alban's Church and later of Christ the King, Sophiatown. He became Archdeacon of Sophiatown in 1999. He became Archbishop of Cape Town on 31 December 2007, the youngest person ever to be elected to this position
He received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in 2009
He believes that ‘We must each ask, “Who is my neighbour?” and then treat every individual and our whole global community in ways that uphold the sanctity of life, the dignity of humanity in all our differences, and the integrity of creation. These are our touchstones as we follow God’s call for social justice here and now.’
Like his predecessors, the Archbishop has used his position to make political statements about current affairs. In October 2009, the Archbishop supported Bishop Rubin Phillip's condemnation of the violence at Kennedy Road informal settlement in which a local militia "acted with the support of the local ANC structures".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 “CAPE TOWN, Archbishop of,” in Who's Who 2009 (London: A & C Black, 2008); online ed., (Oxford: OUP, 2008), http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whoswho/U247012 (accessed January 4, 2009)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Honorary Degree List at GTS May 2009
- ↑ Posting by Thabo Makgoba 22-May-2009
- ↑ The Archbishop of Cape Town Speaks Out Thabo Makgoba 01-Oct-2009
|Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town|
| Succeeded by|