Rev Charlotte Sibanyoni, UP alumna and first black female NG Kerk minister, on impacting a community from within

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Reverend Charlotte Sibanyoni is the first black woman to be ordained by the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa (NG Kerk). She is currently a PhD scholar and lecturer in Hebrew at the University of Pretoria (UP), where she obtained her Masters of Divinity and undergraduate degrees. She is actively involved in the Pretoria community and runs the student Greenleaf student ministry on UP’s Groenkloof (Faculty of Education) Campus.

On this episode she speaks about:

How growing up in the house of a Dutch Reformed minister shaped her character and love for her community.

  • Leading change from within a community instead of criticising from outside, and how she has done this in her work.
  • Rising above one’s doubts to lead.
  • How she is using her PhD to combine biblical ideas about exile and violence in current South Africa.
  • Making an impact by serving in small and practical ways locally.

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