Welcome To KwaZulu Natal Christian Council

The KZNCC is a provincial fellowship of churches and church-based organisations, established in 1996 as part of the South African Council Of Churches' restructuring based on the nine provinces created by the new constitution of South Africa. In this way, nine provincial councils of churches were established after South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994. The KZNCC is an autonomous organisation affiliated to the SACC. Its purpose is to help the churches of KwaZulu-Natal develop a united Christian response to the many challenges of this province.

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Dr Douglas Dziva

CEO of KZNCC


Vacancy - Manager: 2014 National and Provincial Election Observer Mission


Our Programmes

Right from the establishment of the KZNCC, we were aware that one of its most important roles would be to help the Church engage with public policy from a faith perspective. A consensus developed that a specialised programme would be the best way to achieve this, so the Churches' Provincial Advocacy Office (CPAO) was established in 2003. This provides a platform for constructive and critical engagement with Kwazulu-Natal's provincial legislature and government. It ensures that a Christian influence is brought to bear on the provincial legislature and that social services are effectively delivered, especially to the poor and marginalised.

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KZN Land Issues Programme

The KZNCC Assembly of 2007 mandated the organisation to play a more proactive role in attending to land issues in the province. Baseline research in both white and black communities revealed a willingness to meet and find solutions together. KZNCC is now assisting the land stakeholders to find solutions through promoting dialogue among them. The starting point was an understanding that conflicts about land will always be complex and may be resolved with an active and equal participation of those directly involved at local level including church leaders. 

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Kwazulu-Natal Church AIDS Network (KZNCAN)

The KZNCAN, which was jointly initiated by church leaders and the KZNCC in 2004, encourages churches and Christian organisations to respond effectively to the HIV and AIDS pandemic. It networks and partners with interfaith organisations and civil society. Its most significant projects are “Men and Gender”, the Male Caregivers' Programme, and “Sisters of Faith in Action and Advocacy” (SOFIA). 

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Healing of Memories and Reconciliation (HoMaR) Programme

The KZNCC leads a consortium of organisations whose aim is to mobilise affected communities in the province to address the problem of trauma resulting from many years of apartheid injustice, political an xenophobic violence, HIV and AIDS and gender-based violence. People who could make a significant contribution to political and economic development are hindered by this pain. 

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Ecumenical Democracy Development Programme

The KZNCC leads a consortium of ecumenical agencies involved in democracy development within the province. The programme uses the Church's unique structure and presence in all communities to mobilise people and resources in building strong ecumenical involvement in issues of governance, democracy and human rights. The programme works closely with tertiary institutions and seminaries.

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Churches' Provincial Advocacy Office (CPAO)

Right from the establishment of the KZNCC, we were aware that one of its most important roles would be to help the Church engage with public policy from a faith perspective. A consensus developed that a specialised programme would be the best way to achieve this, so the Churches' Provincial Advocacy Office (CPAO) was established in 2003. This provides a platform for constructive and critical engagement with Kwazulu-Natal's provincial legislature and government. It ensures that a Christian influence is brought to bear on the provincial legislature and that social services are effectively delivered, especially to the poor and marginalised.

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