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 keeping with this new constitution, nine provincial councils of churches were established after South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. The KZNCC is one of these – an autonomous organization affiliated to the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Its purpose is to help the Churches of KwaZulu Natal, Community Based Organisations, Non-government organisations and Social Movements develop a united Christian response to the many challenges of this province.
OUR KEY ROLE: The priority role of KZNCC is that of servant leadership: facilitating ecumenical relationships with church leaders, member churches and member organisations, drawing on the strengths of each grouping and helping to respond to new challenges as these emerge. KZNCC has particular responsibility for provincial matters and has developed theological, advocacy, administration and mobilisation expertise in this field so that it can provide an effective service to ecumenical structures in all parts of the province. Particular attention is given to helping the church in each region to identify and understand priority social issues and respond effectively to these.