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The Church in Southern Africa under the Nunciature consists of 29 ecclesiastical territories.

Because of the missionary nature of the work of the Church in Southern Africa, the Archdioceses, Dioceses, Vicariates and Prefectures still fall under the direction of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples in Rome.

The Conference is an association of local Ordinaries, other than Vicars General, of the Roman Catholic Church in the Republic of South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland, their coadjutors, auxiliaries and other titular Bishops who perform special work entrusted to them by the Apostolic See, or by the Conference itself.

The Conference is primarily a consultative body and its resolutions outside the cases mentioned below have no binding force on the Ordinaries or their subjects except in so far as individual Ordinaries consent to support them.

In terms of paragraph 38, No 4 of the Decree of the Vatican Council on the Pastoral Office of Bishops, “Christus Dominus”, decisions of the Conference are juridically binding only when prescribed by Common Law, or specified by a special mandate of the Holy See, given “Motu Proprio”, or in response to a petition from the Conference. They are made in due form by a two-thirds majority of those present, and are reviewed by the Holy See.

The SACBC is empowered to set up departments (Departments, Commissions, Councils, Offices, Committees, Associate Bodies and any other Forums) for the fostering of special objects and activities in accordance with clearly defined terms of reference but without legislative power. Their work is directed by the Administrative Board which acts as the Standing Committee of the Conference.

The Chairpersons of the Departments constitute the Administrative Board of the Conference.

SACBC President
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Bishop Sithembele Sipuka
2nd Vice President
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Bishop Graham Rose
1st Vice President
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Archbishop Dabula Mpako
SACBC Secretary General
Sr Tshifhiwa Munzhedzi, OP
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Sr Tshifhiwa Munzhedzi, OP
Administrative Board Bishops
Bishop Duncan Tsoke Auxiliary Bishop of Johannesburg Appointed Bishop: 2016-02-06 Ordained Auxiliary Bishop: 2016-04-30
Bishop Vincent Zungu OFM Diocese Of Port Elizabeth Appointed Bishop: 2014-02-02 Ordained Bishop: 2014-06-28
Bishop Jan de Groef M.Afr Diocese Of Bethlehem Appointed Bishop: 2008-12-31 Ordained Bishop: 2009-03-28
Bishop Zolile Mpambani SCJ Archdiocese of Bloemfontein Appointed Bishop: 2013-05-06 Ordained Bishop: 2013-08-03 Appointed Archbishop: 2020-04-01
Bishop Victor Phalana Diocese Of Klerksdorp Appointed Bishop: 2014-11-24 Ordained Bishop: 2015-01-25
Bishop Peter Holiday Diocese Of Kroonstad Appointed Bishop: 2011-04-01 Ordained Bishop: 2011-06-25

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ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD METROPOLITAN-ARCHBISHOPS

Archbishop Zolile Peter Mpambani, S.C.J. Archdiocese of Bloemfontein Ordained Bishop: 2013-08-03 Appointed Archbishop: 2020-04-01
Archbishop Stephen Brislin Archdiocese of Cape Town Ordained Bishop: 2007-01-28 Appointed Archbishop of Cape Town: 2009-12-18 Installed Archbishop: 2010-02-07
Wilfrid Fox Cardinal Napier, OFM. Archbishop of Durban Appointed Bishop: 1980-11-29 Ordained Bishop: 1981-02-28 Appointed Archbishop: 1992-03-29 Appointed Cardinal: 2001-02-21
Archbishop Buti Tlhagale OMI Archdiocese of Johannesburg Ordained Archbishop:1999-04-10. Installed Bishop: 2003-06-29 Appointed 1st Archbishop: 2007-07-05
Archbishop Anthony Dabula Mpako Archdiocese of Pretoria Appointed Bishop: 2011-05-23 Ordained Bishop: 2011-08-06 Appointed Archbishop & Military Ordinary of S. A: 2019-04-30 Installed Archbishop: 2019-06-22
Archbishop Abel Gabuza Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban Appointed Bishop: 2010-12-23 Ordained Bishop: 2011-03-19 Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop: 2018-12-09

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Bishop : Joseph Mary Kizito Diocese of Aliwal North Appointed Bishop:15-11-2019 Ordained Bishop: 15-02-2019
Bishop Sylvester David OMI Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town Appointed Bishop: 2019-06-06 Ordained Bishop: 2019-08-25
Bishop Adam Musialek SCJ Diocese of De Aar Appointed Bishop: 2009-07-17 Ordained Bishop: 2009-09-24
Bishop Thomas Graham Rose Diocese of Dundee Appointed Bishop: 2008-06-13 Ordained Bishop: 2008-08-30
Bishop Xolelo Thaddaeus Kumalo Diocese of Eshowe Appointed Bishop: 2008-03-11 Ordained Bishop: 2008-06-07
Bishop ................ Diocese of Francistown - Botswana Appointed Bishop:............. Ordained Bishops:..................

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Bishop Franklyn (Frank) Atese Nubuasah SVD Diocese of Diocese of Gaborone Appointed Bishop of Francistown: 1998-06-27 Ordained Bishop of Francistown: 1998-11-07 Appointed Bishop of Gaborone: 2019-06-06 Installed Bishop of Gaborone: 2019-08-17
Bishop Sigfried Mandla Jwara CMM Diocese of Ingwavuma Appointed Bishop: 2016-04-30 Ordained Bishop: 2016-06-25
Bishop Edward Risi OMI Diocese of Keimoes Upington Appointed Bishop: 2000-07-05 Ordained Bishop: 2000-10-14
Bishop........................ Diocese of Kimberly Ordained Bishop: .....................
Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León IMC Diocese of Manzini – Swaziland Appointed Vicar Apostolic-Ingwavuma: 2014-11-24 Ordained Vicar Apostolic - Ingwavuma: 2014-01-26 Appointed Bishop - Manzini: 2013-11-29 Installed Bishop of Manzini: 2014-01-26 Ceased Apostolic Administrator: 2016-04-30
Bishop Mlungisi Pius Dlungwane Diocese of Mariannhill Ordained Auxiliary Bishop: 2000-08-06 Installed Bishop: 2006-08-06

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Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka Diocese of Mthatha Appointed Bishop: 2008-02-08 Ordained Bishop: 2008-05-03
Bishop Noel Andrew Rucastle Diocese of Oudtshoorn Appointed Bishop: 2020-05-04 Ordained Bishop: 2020-08-08
Bishop Jeremiah Madimetja Masela Diocese of Polokwane Appointed Bishop: 2013-06-10 Ordained: 2013-09-07
Bishop........................ Diocese of Queenstown Appointed Bishop:................. Ordained Bishop: .....................
Bishop Kevin Dowling CSsR Diocese of Rustenburg Appointed Bishop: 1990-12-02 Ordained Bishop: 1991-01-27
Bishop Joaõ Rodrigues Diocese of Tzaneen Appointed Bishop:2010-01-28 Ordained Bishop: 2010-04-18
Bishop Stanislaw Jan Dziuba OSPPE Diocese of Umzinkulu Appointed Bishop: 2008-12-31 Ordained Bishop: 2009-03-14
Bishop........................ Diocese of Witbank Appointed Bishop:.................... Ordained Bishop: .....................
Dioceses

Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC)
(BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA & SWAZILAND)

PROVINCE OF BLOEMFONTEIN

1. Most Rev Archbishop Zolile Peter Mpambani SCJ, Archbishop of Bloemfontein, 7A Whites Rd; PO Box 362, Bloemfontein 9300. Tel: 051 448 1658, Fax: 051 447 2420. E-mail: archbishop@archbfn.co.za

2. Rt Rev Bishop Jan De Groef M.Afr, Bishop of Bethlehem. 218 Cambridge Street; PO Box 366, Bethlehem 9700. Tel: 058 303 5351, Fax: 058 303 5352. E-mail: diocese@bhm.dorea.co.za / jdegroef@yahoo.ie

3. Rt Rev Bishop Edward Risi OMI, Bishop of Keimoes-Upington. PO Box 323, Keimoes 8860. Tel: 054 461 1846 or 054 461 1517, Fax: 054 461 1085 or 054 461 1846. E-mail: omikeimoes@telkomsa.net Website: www.catholic-keimoes.org.za

4. Rt Rev Bishop ………………………, Bishop of Kimberley. 20 Dalham Road; PO Box 309, Kimberley 8300. Tel: 053 831 1861/2, Fax: 053 831 1863. E-mail: ……………………….. / kimdiocese@gmail.com

5. Rt Rev Bishop Peter Holiday, Bishop of Kroonstad Diocese,The Peak, PO Box 129, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 056 212 6639, Fax: 056 212 7705. E-mail: bishop.krd@xsinet.co.za / pholidaykroonstad@gmail.com

PROVINCE OF DURBAN

1. His Eminence Wilfrid Cardinal Napier OFM, Archbishop of Durban, 154 Gordon Road Durban 4001; PO Box 47489, Greyville 4023. Tel: 031 303 1417. Fax: 031 312 1848. E-mail: chancery@adod.org.za

2. Most Rev Archbishop Abel Gabuza, Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban, 154 Gordon Road Durban 4001; PO Box 47489, Greyville 4023. Tel: 031 303 1417. Fax: 031 312 1848. E-mail: dagabuza@gmail.com

3. Rt Rev Bishop Thomas Graham Rose, Bishop of Dundee, 5 Hill Street, Postnet Suite 95, Private Bag X 6603, Newcastle 2940. Tel: 034 312 6591, Fax: 034 312 6592. E-mail: dundeediocese@gmail.com / tgrahamrose@gmail.com

4. Rt Rev Bishop Xolelo Thaddaeus Kumalo, Bishop of Eshowe, Private Bag 553, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 1283 / 474 4151, Fax: 035 474 4644. E-mail: bishop@eshowe.org / chancery@eshowe.org or office@eshowe.org

5. Rt Rev Bishop Mandla Sigfried Jwara CMM, Apostolic Vicariate of Ingwavuma, PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935. Tel: 035 550 1051, Tel & Fax: 035 550 1062 (Mtubatuba office) Tel & Fax: 035 838 1136 (Hlabisa office) Fax: 086 608 8899. E-mail: ingwavuma@gmail.com / sjwaracmm@webmail.co.za

6. Rt Rev Bishop ………………, Diocese of Kokstad, 97 St John’s Street; PO Box 65, Kokstad 4700. Tel: 039 727 2239, Fax: 039 727 1151. Cell: 073 061 3939 / 072 844 2570. E-mail: bishop@kokdiocese.org

7. Rt Rev Bishop Mlungisi Pius Dlungwane, Bishop of Mariannhill, Bishop’s House, PO Box 11001, Mariannhill 3601. Tel: 031 700 2704, Fax: 086 694 3609. E-mail: bishop.mlungisi@webmail.co.za

8. Rt Rev Bishop Sithembele Anthony Sipuka, Bishop of Mthatha, 19 Craister Street; PO Box 85, Mthatha 5100. Tel: 047 532 6301, Fax: 047 532 2914. Residence Tel: 047 532 6251. E-mail: bishop@mthathadiocese.co.za / ssipuka@worldonline.co.za

9. Rt Rev Bishop Stanislaw Jan Dziuba, OSPPE, Bishop of Umzimkulu Diocese of Umzimkulu, Ballance Street; PO Box 250, Harding 4680. Tel: 039 433 1421, Tel: 039 433 1053. Fax: 039 433 1241. E-mail: stanley.dziuba@gmail.com / bishopsoffice@telkomsa.net

PROVINCE OF PRETORIA

1. Most Rev Archbishop Dabula Athony Mpako, Archbishop of Pretoria, 125 Main Street Waterkloof Pretoria 0181; PO Box 17245, Groenkloof 0027.Chancery, Jolivet House, 140 Visagie Street, Pretoria 0002; PO Box 8149, Pretoria 0001. Tel: 012 326 5311 / 2, Fax: 012 325 3994. E-mail: archbishop@ptadiocese.org.za

2. Rt Rev Bishop ………………….., Bishop of Francistown. PO Box 702, Francistown Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 0588, Fax: 00267 241 7183. E-mail: …………………….

3. Rt Rev Bishop Franklyn Nubuasah SVD, Bishop of Gaborone. PO Box 218, Gaborone Botswana. Tel: 09267 395 2928 (Cathedral House), Tel: 00 267 391 2958 (office). Fax: 00 267 395 6970. Cell: 00267 716 13932. E-mail:  nubuasah@rcc.org.bw.

4. Rt Rev Bishop Jeremiah Madimetja Masela, Bishop of Polokwane. 108 Magazyn Street; PO Box 166, Polokwane 0700. Tel & Fax: 015 295 8152 / 56. E-mail: dioceseofplk@gmail.com / madimetjamasela@gmail.com

5. Rt Rev Bishop Kevin Dowling CSsR, Bishop of Rustenburg. St Joseph’s Mission Phokeng, PO Box 45, Boshoek 0301. Tel & Fax: 014 573 3403. E-mail: diocrust@mweb.co.za

6. Rt Rev Bishop Joaõ Rodrigues, Bishop of Tzaneen. 40 Boundary Street; PO Box 261, Tzaneen 0850. Tel: 015 307 5244, Fax: 015 307 3078. E-mail: tzndioc@mweb.co.za / bishopjoao@mweb.co.za

1. Most Rev Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town. The Chancery, 12 Bouquet Street; PO Box 2910, Cape Town 8000. Tel: 021 462 2417.Fax: 021 461 9330. E-mail: archbishop@adct.org.za

2.Rt Rev Bishop Sylvester David OMI, Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town. The Chancery, 12 Bouquet Street; PO Box 2910, Cape Town 8000. Tel: 021 462 2417.Fax: 021 461 9330. E-mail: auxiliary@adct.org.za

3.Rt Rev Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito, Bishop of Aliwal North, 53 Cathcart Street; PO Box 27, Aliwal North 5530. Tel: 051 633 2342 / 633 2759, Fax: 051 633 3078. E-mail: contact@catholic-aliwal.org.za;

4. Rt Rev Bishop Adam Musialek SCJ, Bishop of De Aar. 1 van Riebeeck St; PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1149, Fax: 053 631 1043. E-mail: diocesedeaar@gmail.com

5. Rt Rev Bishop Noel Andrew Rucastle, Bishop of Oudtshoorn. 44 St Saviour Street; PO Box 97, Oudtshoorn 6620. Tel: 044 272 5054, 044 251 6638, Fax: 044 272 8908. E-mail: bisdmodn@mweb.co.za

6.Rt Rev Bishop Vincent Mduduzi Zungu OFM, Bishop of Port Elizabeth. 4 How Ave Port Elizabeth Central 6001; PO Box 12194, Centrahil 6006. Tel: 041 373 2875. Fax: 041 374 3921. E-mail: bishop@catholic-pe.co.za/ secretary@catholic-pe.co.za

7. Rt Rev Bishop……………, Bishop of Queenstown. 12 Grey Street; PO Box 182, Queenstown 5320. Tel: 045 839 7022, 045 839 7325, Fax: 045 838 2209. E-mail: bishopqtn@telkomsa.net

PROVINCE OF CAPE TOWN

1. Most Rev Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town. The Chancery, 12 Bouquet Street; PO Box 2910, Cape Town 8000. Tel: 021 462 2417.Fax: 021 461 9330. E-mail: archbishop@adct.org.za

2.Rt Rev Bishop Sylvester David OMI, Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town. The Chancery, 12 Bouquet Street; PO Box 2910, Cape Town 8000. Tel: 021 462 2417.Fax: 021 461 9330. E-mail: auxiliary@adct.org.za

3.Rt Rev Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito, Bishop of Aliwal North, 53 Cathcart Street; PO Box 27, Aliwal North 5530. Tel: 051 633 2342 / 633 2759, Fax: 051 633 3078. E-mail: contact@catholic-aliwal.org.za;

4. Rt Rev Bishop Adam Musialek SCJ, Bishop of De Aar. 1 van Riebeeck St; PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1149, Fax: 053 631 1043. E-mail: diocesedeaar@gmail.com

5. Rt Rev Bishop Noel Andrew Rucastle, Bishop of Oudtshoorn. 44 St Saviour Street; PO Box 97, Oudtshoorn 6620. Tel: 044 272 5054, 044 251 6638, Fax: 044 272 8908. E-mail: bisdmodn@mweb.co.za

6.Rt Rev Bishop Vincent Mduduzi Zungu OFM, Bishop of Port Elizabeth. 4 How Ave Port Elizabeth Central 6001; PO Box 12194, Centrahil 6006. Tel: 041 373 2875. Fax: 041 374 3921. E-mail: bishop@catholic-pe.co.za/ secretary@catholic-pe.co.za

7. Rt Rev Bishop……………, Bishop of Queenstown. 12 Grey Street; PO Box 182, Queenstown 5320. Tel: 045 839 7022, 045 839 7325, Fax: 045 838 2209. E-mail: bishopqtn@telkomsa.net

PROVINCE OF JOHANESBURG

1. Most Rev Archbishop Buti Tlhagale OMI, Archbishop of Johannesburg. Chancery, 186 Nugget Street, Berea 2198; Private Bag X10, Doornfontein 2028. Tel: 011 402 6400, Fax: 011 648 5713 or Chancery Fax: 011 402 6406. E-mail: archbishopsec@catholicjhb.org.za

2Rt Rev Bishop Duncan TsokeAuxiliary Bishop of Johannesburgauxbishop@catholicjhb.org.za

3. Rt Rev Bishop Victor Hlolo Phalana OMI, Bishop of Klerksdorp. 5 Poppy Avenue Adamayview; PO Box 532, Klerksdorp 2570. Tel: 018 462 9134, 018 462 2261, Fax: 018 462 9168. E-mail: victor.phalana@gmail.com / klddio@gds.co.za

4. Rt Rev Bishop José Luis Ponce de León IMC – Bishop of Manzini – Swaziland. Sandlane Street; PO Box 19, Manzini Swaziland. Tel: 002682 505 2348, Fax: 00 268 505 4876, E-mail: bishop@dioceseofmanzini.org / chancery@dioceseofmanzini.org

5. Rt Rev Bishop ………………………, Bishop of Witbank. 13 Elizabeth Ave / PO Box 651, Witbank 1035. Tel & Fax: 013 656 6827, E-mail: diocesewitbank@yebo.co.za

REGIONAL PASTORAL CONFERENCES

The Constitution of the SACBC also says that “it shall be in order for pastoral regional groups of Ordinaries, recognised by the Conference, to come together for consultation and action, within the general context of Conference policy and concern, on matters of particular interest to the Region”.

This aspect of Church life has developed further in that at present various bodies have been set up to cope with specific pastoral needs especially where it concerns the needs of language groups.

 1. Pastoral Conference of the Afrikaans Language Region (ALPR)
Full Members: The Ordinaries of Cape Town, De Aar, Keimoes-Upington, Oudtshoorn, Port Elizabeth and from the Namibian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Windhoek and Keetmanshoop.

Associate Members: The Ordinaries of Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Dundee, Klerksdorp, Kroonstad, Queenstown and the Managers of Angelus Printing and Die Oratorium Uitgewery.

Chairperson: Rt. Rev. Bishop Edward Risi O.M.I., Bishop of Keimoes-Upington, PO Box 323, Keimoes, 8860. Tel: 054 461 1846, Fax: 0880 54 451 1846; E-mail: omikeimoes@global.co.za/omikeimoes@telkomsa.net

Secretary: Fr. Vernon D. Macaskill Meyer C.O. PO Box 407, Oudtshoorn, 6620; Tel: 044 279 4083; Fax: 0866 71 8627; Cell: 084 580 9777; E-mail: atps@mweb.co.za

2. Pastoral Conference of the English Language Region:
Full Members: The Ordinaries of all Archdioceses and Diocese of Port Elizabeth. Associate Members: The Ordinaries of all other Dioceses. Chairperson: Rt. Rev. Bishop Edward Risi O.M.I., Bishop of Keimoes-Upington, PO Box 323, Keimoes, 8860. Tel: 054 461 1846, Fax: 086 751 1452; E-mail: omikeimoes@telkomsa.net/omikeimoes@global.co.zaSecretary: Sr Patria Finn FMA, 53 Melville Street, Booysens 2091. Tel: 011 680 2108 / 011 680 6631h, Cell: 072 299 5797. E-mail: pfinn@mweb.co.za, 

 3. Pastoral Conference of the Northern Sotho Region. Member Dioceses: Polokwane, Pretoria, Tzaneen, Witbank. Chairperson: Bishop Jeremiah M Masela, Bishop of Polokwane. PO Box 166, Polokwane 0700. Tel & Fax: 015 295 8152. E-mail: dioceseofplk@gmail.com. Secretary: Bishop Joaõ Rodrigues, Bishop of Tzaneen. 40 Boundary Street; PO Box 261, Tzaneen 0850. Tel: 015 307 5244, Fax: 015 307 3078. E-mail: tzndioc@mweb.co.za

4. Pastoral Conference of the Southern-Sotho Region. Member Dioceses: Aliwal North, Bethlehem, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Kokstad, Kroonstad, Mthatha. Chairperson: Rt Rev Bishop Jan De Groef M.Afr, Bishop of Bethlehem, 218 Cambridge Street; PO Box 366, Bethlehem 9700. Tel: 058 303 5351, Fax: 058 303 5352. E-mail: diocese@bhm.dorea.co.za / jdegroef@yahoo.ie, Secretary: Vacant………………………………………..

5. Pastoral Conference of the Tswana Region. Member Dioceses: Bloemfontein, Francistown, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Klerksdorp, Pretoria, Rustenburg. Chairperson: Bishop Franklyn Nubuasah SVD, Bishop of Francistown, PO Box 702, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 0588 / 241 3601, Fax: 00267 241 7183. E-mail: catholicoffice@rcc.org.bw. Secretary: Sr Lucy Monggae, PO Box 30528, Metsef, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 3628.

6. Pastoral Conference of the Xhosa Region. Member Dioceses: Aliwal North, Cape Town, De Aar, Kokstad, Mthatha, Oudtshoorn, Port Elizabeth, Queenstown. Chairperson: Rt Rev Bishop Sithembele Anthony Sipuka, Bishop of Mthatha, 19 Craister Street / PO Box 85 Mthatha 5100. Tel: 047 532 6301, Fax: 047 532 2914. Res Tel: 047 532 6251. E-mail: ssipuka@worldonline.co.za Secretary: Rev ………………………………….,

7. Pastoral Conference of the Zulu Region. Member Dioceses: Dundee, Durban, Eshowe, Ingwavuma, Mariannhill, Umzimkulu. Chairperson: His Eminence Wilfrid Cardinal Napier OFM. PO Box 47489, Greyville 4023. Tel: 031 303 1417, Fax: 031 312 1848. E-mail: chancery@adod.org.za. Secretary: