Job Description for SKZNCC Manager Post




It is important to note that any member of the current Executive of the SKZNCC may apply for the position of Manager, and if he/she is short-listed, will be interviewed for the position, and, if appointed, will have to resign as an office-bearer or member of the Executive. He/she will also be subject to a three month probation period like any other successful applicant.


To manage the work of the SKZNCC so as to achieve its vision, mission and goals.


Overall Organisational Management

The Manager will ensure:

  1. That the SKZNCC office at Izinqolweni functions smoothly as the hub of the organisation.

  2. That he/she is assisted by suitably qualified volunteers with the duties of receptionist, administrator and bookkeeper who can be available during office hours.

  3. That there is excellent two way communication with the KZNCC CEO and the SKZNCC Chairperson and Executive as well as with the member churches, fraternals and Christian organisations that make up the SKZNCC Council.

  4. That the SKZNCC Executive meets at least once per quarter, and at such other times as needed, with an agenda agreed with the Chairperson, with minutes carefully recorded and with an income and expenditure statement presented at each meeting.

  5. That church leaders, member churches, minsters’ fraternals and ecumenical organisations participate fully in the life and work of the SKZNCC.

  6. That policies are developed for the organisation based on the Employment Handbook of the KZNCC, and that these policies are accurately interpreted and implemented and reviewed from time to time by the Executive.

  7. That suitable additional member churches, ministers’ fraternals and ecumenical organisations are informed about the organisation and actively recruited to become members.

  8. That all members (whether churches, fraternals, or ecumenical organisations) pay the required membership fee promptly.

  9. That partnerships and networks are developed with appropriate organisations and institutions.

Success Indicators:

  1. The office is in place, equipped and the key roleplayers have been informed about the address, phone and fax numbers, as well as the email address.

  2. That, in addition to the Manager, there are suitably qualified volunteers in place to play the role of receptionist, office administrator and financial administrator. As these may be part-time, all key stakeholders are informed about the times the office will be open, and there is a clear sign outside the office indicating these times. Also a number that can be phoned in an emergency.

  3. No complaints are received about poor communication.

  4. Minutes of all Executive meetings are sent out to Exec members within one week of the meetings, as well as pasted into a minute book available for inspection.

  5. The KZNCC Employment Handbook suitably amended for use by the SKZNCC is presented to the last quarterly meeting of the Executive for 2016, for their approval.

  6. Registers of meetings and workshops indicate significant attendance by member churches, fraternals and Christian organisations.

  7. That an Annual General Meeting of the organisation is held by 31 August 2016 with any elections required by the Constitution.

  8. That by the date of the AGM, 31 August 2016, at least two new member churches, fraternals and Christian organisations have been recruited and their applications for membership/ observer status presented to the Executive for approval, and a further two of each by 31 March 2017.

  9. That at least two new networks/partnerships have been joined/established by 31 March 2017.


Ensuring that the aims and objectives of the SKZNCC are achieved.

The Manager will ensure:

  1. That coordinated SKZNCC planning is undertaken by the Executive in consultation with the KZNCC.

  2. That there is an SKZNCC strategic plan and that this is implemented.

Success Indicators

  1. The SKZNCC has plans in place for the period up to 31 December 2017 that adequately reflect the aspirations of the Church and the needs of the Ugu and Harry Gwala districts.

  2. The annual report for 2016 reflects maximum implementation of these plans.



  1. A comprehensive fundraising plan is established for the SKZNCC.

  2. All activities and operations of the SKZNCC are well financed.

  3. There is a clear understanding of what funding is available from the KZNCC and full use is made of this funding opportunity.

  4. Established donor relationships are sustained by narrative and financial reports submitted on time and by well organised funder visits to projects.

  5. New funding relationships are initiated.

Success Indicators

  1. The fundraising plan is presented to the Exec. By 30 June 2016.

  2. Adequate funds are available or the scope of the SKZNCC’s work is accordingly adjusted.

  3. Regular communication between the Manager and the KZNCC CEO ensures clarity about available funding from the KZNCC and other possible sources.

  4. Narrative and financial reports are prepared well before deadline.


Human Resource Management and Development

The Manager will ensure:

  1. That an agreed strategy for the funding, recruitment and appointment of SKZNCC staff for the two posts:

  • Office and Financial Administrator

  • Programme Manager

is implemented by 31 March 2017.

  1. That there is excellent communication with all volunteers and that a weekly volunteers’ meeting is held and minuted.

  2. That each volunteer has a job description and that their work is managed by the Coordinator.

  3. That there is a high level of volunteer motivation and team-building and that their working conditions are conducive for effective work performance.

  4. That the SKZNCC volunteers understand and implement the organisation’s strategic policy .

  5. That volunteers have a clear understanding that if and when staff positions become available, they may apply for such positions if they have the necessary qualifications, but there is no guarantee that they will be appointed.

Success Indicators

  1. Suitable volunteers are appointed to key SKZNCC tasks, to assist the Manager.

  2. Minutes of meetings with volunteers are available on request.

  3. The Manager keeps records of all volunteers.

  4. Relationships with volunteers are positive and there is a good atmosphere among them.

  5. The extent to which No 1 under Key Function/Responsibility 4, above, is implemented by 31 March 2017.


Development of Communication Strategy

The Manager will ensure:

  1. That an effective communication strategy is developed by 31 August 2016.

  2. That the SKZNCC and its activities and operations receive appropriate publicity.

  3. That media communications and the public image of the organisation are well managed.

Success Indicators

  1. A clear, written communication policy is available and understood and adhered to by all key roleplayers.

  2. There is a steady flow of positive reports on the SKZNCC in the media and these are documented for archival purposes.

  3. That a quarterly SKZNCC newsletter is commenced by 31 August 2017.


  1. The Manager is accountable to the SKZNCC Chairperson and Executive.

  2. A full written report is given at every Executive committee meeting and at the AGM.


Advert for Position of SKZNCC Manager



The SKZNCC is an ecumenical structure promoting justice, peace and development through its member churches, fraternals and Christian organisations in the Ugu and Harry Gwala Districts of southern KwaZulu-Natal. Established by the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) it is currently in a process of becoming an independent member of the KZNCC with a mandate to represent the churches in the Ugu and Harry Gwala districts of KZN. Key to the success of this process will be the work of a full-time Manager collaborating closely with the SKZNCC Council and Executive.


The appointment will initially be for a one-year contract period which could be extended subject to performance and availability of funding.


  • Overall organisational management as per SKZNCC mission and vision

  • Ensuring that the aims of the SKZNCC, to ensure ecumenical development and social interventions, are achieved

  • Fundraising for the office and for planned interventions

  • Ensuring office growth and effectively managing human and capital resource management

  • Development and implementation of an effective communications and marketing strategy

  • Production of financial and narrative reports on all SKZNCC work

A copy of the full Job Description can be obtained from the or


  • Active membership of a recognised Christian church

  • Computer literacy and excellent speaking and writing skills in English and isiZulu

  • At least three years of management experience

  • Knowledge and experience of promoting ecumenical action for justice, peace and development

  • Skills and experience in fundraising, marketing and publicity

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline would be an advantage

  • Being resident in the SKZNCC’s area of operation

  • A valid unendorsed driver’s licence

  • Ownership of a vehicle in good working order

  • Availability to commence work on 1 April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application Procedure:

Your CV and letter of motivation, together with the names and contact details of three referees who have agreed to support your application, should be emailed to: not later than 16 March 2016.

Only candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be informed. If you have not heard from us by 23 March, your application has been unsuccessful.


Anti-xenophobia Update


This is to update all the stakeholders and the role-players about the recent spate of xenophobic related attacks and situation in shelters in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and off late the Eastern Cape.

Howick Shelter

About twelve (12) adult refugees remain in this shelter after some have voluntarily left for the reintegration. The situation remains tense between these refugees and their host Sharon. It should be remembered that the misunderstandings erupted between the two after series of allegations from each side. Both KZNCC and the police intervened but no solution was found. Sharon has a restraining order (they are barred from coming near Sharon) against the refugees. She’s also working on the plan to evict all the refugees from the farm claiming that the relationship is unrepairable.

KZNCC had some discussions with United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) as well as Refugee Social Services (RSS) about the situation in Howick and what could be done. The two agents are of the view that they have done everything possible to persuade the refugees to consider reintegrated back to communities where they were or to new communities. They feel that there’s nothing more that they can do. They said the refugees know where to find them if they have changed their minds. Their conclusion is that in case refugees turn violent and break the law, the law should take its course. KZNCC will continue to engage relevant stakeholders and authorities to find the long-term solution.

Cato-Ridge Shelter

It is reported that the refugees in Cato Ridge are now divided into two camps following some disagreements. The source of the disagreement is yet to be confirmed however the rumour has it that one group would like to move out of the shelter whilst the other still would like to stay. The farm owner has reacted by moving the one group to the top.

KZNCC was approached by the farm owner checking if an alternative accommodation could be found for the group willing to move. The KZNCC’s position is that a plan could be drawn if the group wants to be integrated to communities but not when they want to create another shelter. The farm owner is speaking with the group about this.

Grahamstown (Eastern Cape)

We received a report that there were xenophobic attacks which took place in a certain township of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. We read from the report that these attacks emanate from the recent crime incidents that took place in Grahamstown, where people’s body parts were removed.

The report continue to say that the local NGO Masifunde Education and Development Project Trust sensitized the police of the possibilities of these xenophobic attacks and asked them to convene meetings in the township and inform the communities that this crime was not committed by our brothers and sisters who are from other parts of the continent. They say the police refused to do so.

It is reported that some community member had to stand between the bricks and the shops that were being attacked whilst our brothers were inside the shops. The said NGO condemned the police for not taking an action during and after these incidents.

For more information on this particular story please contact: Nomonde Waka Kalipa Masifunde Education and Development Project Trust at 078 7355 269

Georgedale (Hammersdale)

We also received another report that xenophobic attacks broke in the Georgedale (area within Hammersdale near Mpumalanga Township) after a young man (aged 22) was stabbed to death. It is alleged that this matriculant of Phezulu High School was killed by a foreign national who resides in the area after alleging that the deceased had robbed him.

It is reported that some local community members looted the shops of the foreign nationals in the incident interpreted and ‘revenge’.

KZNCC spoke to the Ward Councillor (Mr. Sosibo) in an attempt to get more clarity on the ground. However the Councillor did not know anything except what he read on the newspaper. KZNCC also spoke to the local Police (Merger Ndlovu) who confirmed the incident but denied that there was looting which took place.

KZNCC will visit the area before the end of the day to find out facts about the situation. We undertake to give more information in our next update.

In the meantime we are requesting everybody to be calm and those with power and authority to work with one another in finding solutions. We specifically calling our faith-based organisations, Church Leaders and the ecumenical movement as a whole to support us in this fight against this unnecessary scourge through prayers and their presence where possible.

For more information please contact the KZNCC Offices in Pietermaritzburg through Musa Zakwe 033 345 4819 / 083 983 3524.

Kzncc Update on xenophobia: 3 november 2015



Thukela-Amajuba-Mzinyathi Christian Council Job Advert For Manager

November 2015

Job Purpose: To lead and direct the staff and work of the TAMCC so as to achieve the vision, mission and goals of the organisation and to develop an appropriate public image for the organisation.

The TAMCC is a fellowship of churches and church based organisations in the Ladysmith area of KwaZulu-Natal Province. TAMCC and its members seek to express their Christian faith in responding together to social, political and economic justice challenges facing the region. It seeks to build strong ecumenism in the region through initiating and supporting local ecumenical structures; networking, facilitating and enabling of churches and para-church organisations to make effective extensive networks and interventions on social, economic and political problems, focusing on (1) good governance and active citizenship (2) health and HIV and Aids, (3) healing of memories and reconciliation, and (4) economic empowerment (poverty eradication).

The TAMCC invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for a position of Manager: TAMCC.

The successful candidate will:
– be a highly motivated person of vision with at least a 3-year tertiary qualification;
– have over 3 years experience in working with the ecumenical movement as well as in civil society;;
– be in possession of a valid driver’s license and willing and able to travel extensively in the province and further afield     to promote TAMCC;
– be computer literate and with excellent written and oral communication skills;
– in possession of a minimum of 3 years experience at senior management level;
– have a good record of accomplishment in fundraising in the NGO sector.

Key Function/Responsibility 1:

Overall organisational management
Key Function/Responsibility 2:


Key Function/Responsibility 3:

Ensuring that the aims and objectives of the TAMCC are achieved.

Key Function/Responsibility 4:

Human resource management and development

Key Function/Responsibility 5:
Development of communication strategy

–  An appropriate remuneration commensurate with the strategic nature of this appointment shall be negotiated.


A motivation letter together with your curriculum vitae and three referees should reach: The CEO, or 50 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, or P.O. Box 2035 Pietermaritzburg, 3200 by the 15th of November 2015. Please note that if you have not heard from KZNCC by the 20th of November 2015, consider your application as unsuccessful


Voices from Soweto: Report About KOPANO Freedom for All



Over 100 activists from 11 African countries gathered in Soweto, South Africa, 28–30 September 2015, in a unique strategy space for groups that are working to advance and protect the human rights and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual women and men, as well as transgender and intersex people.

Breaking away from dreary conference formats, the kopano was purposefully designed as a community gathering. It was defined by collaborative organizing, learning from each other, intense strategy debate, time for remembering those who have gone before us, and great moments to celebrate milestones that have been reached. In addition, high profile panelists helped to unpack the possibilities for alliance building with non-LGBTI groups and challenge participants to re-invent their approaches. Over 4 days of engagement, everyone’s voice counted.

We present this report about the inputs and outcomes of kopano FREEDOM FOR ALL in the same spirit – not as a scripted narrative but in the form of a collection of voices of the participants themselves. Click here to view real time recordings of the plenary discussions and summaries of the outcomes of this historic gathering.

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Church Leaders Join Anti-Corruption March


Church leaders join anti-corruption march

Senior church leaders from a broad spectrum of South Africa’s churches today called on Christians to join the Unite Against Corruption march being organised by civil society groups for 30 September.

The leaders – including those from some of the largest Christian denominations -say their plea for members to join the march constitutes their first step in becoming more involved and vocal about justice for the poor in South Africa, and in ensuring that the country remains a viable state.

The Unite Against Corruption march will simultaneously take place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria and Parliament in Cape Town. A list of the leaders’ names can be found at the bottom of this statement.

Rev. Moss Ntlha, one of the leaders and General Secretary of The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa, today said the march represents the people of South Africa taking responsibility for themselves and for what is going on in the country.

Not the first time

This is not the first time that senior clergy have taken issue with current affairs in South Africa. Twice in 2012 similarly constituted groups of leaders wrote strongly worded letters addressing the state of the nation. This transpired at the time of the ANC’s centenary celebrations and after the Marikana massacre. The letters called for integrity in politics, social justice and an end to corruption.

“Twenty-five years ago we mobilised across the board to take responsibility for our country,” Ntlha explained.

“Nowadays people have simply abandoned hope as they feel powerless to change anything. We believe ordinary citizens need to take responsibility again to make sure that corruption ends in every sphere of society. This includes churches, civil society, business and government and homes where men abuse their power against women and children. This is a comprehensive call.

“Every person who marches is doing an act of repentance, and is calling others to repent.”

The most trusted institution

According to the Reconciliation Barometer, published annually by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africans last year indicated their highest confidence levels in religious institutions and the Public Protector, and the lowest in political parties and the police.

On top of this, national research has shown that 81% of the population specifically regard the church as the most trusted institution, while at least 80% of the population claims to be Christian.

“We see this march as a time for Christians to take responsibility through confession, prayer, self-reflection; to turn towards justice and away from practicing corruption.”

Ntlha says the leaders are not pointing fingers. They are in fact taking responsibility for South Africans’ corporate corruption as citizens of a 21 year old democracy who claim to be 80% Christian.

“We acknowledge that many of our members are corrupt. So we can’t judge anybody. We have to engage in a self-critical way. That is why, for us, the march signals a call to repentance.

“But secondly, if the church does not use the trust levels that it has to call for a different way of being South African, of respect for the constitution and basic responsibility, we may lose the opportunity to stop the country’s downward slide. And from that we may never recover.”

Faith and action

The church leaders called all Christians and people of faith in South Africa to participate through demonstrations and prayer everywhere in the country on the day of the march, and leading up to that day.

“Beyond the march we would like to see the emergence of a responsible South Africa and we believe the march signals the start of that possibility. We dream of a South Africa where citizens are not only accountable, but hold others accountable, whether they are in business or in government.

“We realize this will be work in progress.”

“I am calling on the Church that we all stand up and say we will go to prison again; we will die again if any person gets victimized because of color, or for any other reason that contradicts our commitments to justice.”

– Rev. Frank Chikane, 1980’s


Notes to the editor:

Find the 2012 letter here:

Reconciliation Barometer:

The leaders who have issued this call include:

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Bishop Zipho Siwa, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and President of the South African Council of Churches (SACC)

Past. Xola Skosana, Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum

Rev. Moss Ntlha, General Secretary of The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa

Past. Ray McCauley, Rhema Ministries, President of International Federation of Christian Churches and Co-chair of the National Religious Leaders’ Forum

Dr Frank Chikane, International President of the Apostolic Faith Mission International and Senior Vice President of SACC

Dr Mary Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, Moderator of Uniting Reformed Church of SA

Prof. Nelus Niemandt, Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church

Bishop Ndanganeni Phaswana, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa

Archbishop Mshengu Tshabalala, Ikhaya le Zione

Bishop Lunga ka Siboto, Ethiopian Episcopal Church

Rev. Angelo Scheepers, General Secretary of the Baptist Union

Mr Michael Cassidy, Founder of Africa Enterprise and the National Initiative for Reconciliation

Rev. Edwin Arrison, General Secretary of Kairos Southern Africa

Rev. Prof. Peter Storey, former President of the SACC & Methodist Church

Rev. Andre Bartlett, Chairperson of Gauteng Council of Churches

The Rev. Canon Prof. N. Barney Pityana, retired Rector of the College of the Transfiguration, Grahamstown, and retired Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of South Africa

Past. Simon Lerefolo, His People Church and Chairperson of Heartlines

Past. Ed Ramsami, Heronbridge Community Church and Chairperson of Youth for

Past. Jean Symons, National Leader of Doxa Deo RSA

Dr Braam Hanekom, Vice Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Synod,

Rev. Costa Mitchell, National Director of the Association of Vineyard Churches of South Africa,

Rev. Barry Isaacs, General Secretary of the Consultation of Christian Churches Various other leaders are on board, and the sign-up process continues.

For interviews, call –

Rev. Moss Ntlha – 0828098533

Past. Simon Lerefolo – 0828229460

Rev. Andre Bartlett – 0832745745

For more information, call –

Miles Giljam – 0795742926

Siki Dlanga – 0738448691


//KE Communications, +27 82 747 7104,


SAFCEI seeks Executive Director


SAFCEI seeks Executive Director

The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI), a multi-faith environmental NGO, is looking for an Executive Director to succeed Bishop Geoff Davies, SAFCEI’s founder and patron. She or he needs to have a deep faith and be committed to seeking justice for people and the planet. We are praying for a person of vision who will work with faith leaders, inspire the SAFCEI team and speak boldly to those in authority and power.

SAFCEI believes that justice must underpin all social and ecological interactions in order to build peaceful communities and a sustainable world. In his encyclical, Pope Francis calls on all people to care for “our common home”. The document highlights the unique role for an organisation like SAFCEI in promoting tolerance and cooperation between faith communities and in realising our common longing for the well-being of the community of life on earth.

We ask for your earnest prayers and assistance in finding a courageous leader to take SAFCEI forward. If you know of a person who would want to respond to this challenge and calling, please communicate with our Operations and acting Executive Director, Sean Brown < >.

Please share this search request in communications with your networks. We would be grateful to hear from you about possible candidates by the middle of August or as soon thereafter as possible.

With our warm wishes and prayers that justice and peace will prevail.

Bishop Geoff Davies Founder and Patron

Bishop Geoff Davies
Founder and Patron

Tahirih Matthee Board Chairperson

Tahirih Matthee
Board Chairperson





The KZNCC through its work and in-depth analysis following the recent spate of gruesome attacks and killings directed to the Foreign Nationals in KwaZulu-Natal, have identified the Department of Home Affairs as a key department in the fight against the scourge.

It seems as if the lack of information and knowledge about types of migrants found is South Africa is another source of the problem. Most civil servants lack information and knowledge about the different types of migrants, their identity documents as well as rights that entail these migrants.

The type of document for each category and the rights goes along with that type of identity document seem to be private information reserved for the Home Affairs Officials. Most police have been reported to be uninformed about this and being ignorant of this and display their frustrated through shoddy treatment and often unlawful detentions and arrests of foreign nationals.

Consequently, Government institutions such as hospitals, schools and Department of Labor, prisons and Judiciary’s civil servants are uninformed about types of identity documents and rights for the different types of migrants.

Given these set of facts, the KZNCC, KZN Church Leaders as well as Ecumenical Movements at large have asked an audience with the Minister of Home Affairs, Honourable Malusi Gigaba to address these issues and concerns. In this conversation, the Minister will answer specific questions that will be raised by the Church Leaders and well as hear testimonies from the victims of Xenophobia and related intolerances.

Date:                    27 August 2015

Venue:        St, Philomena’s Conference Centre, Durban

Time:          9:00 – 13h00

For more Information please contact Dr. Lucas Ngoetjana 076 29 3686


Churches’ Provincial Advocacy Office

Churches’ Provincial Advocacy Office


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.


  • Clearly articulating the KZNCC position on current issues and events;
  • Engaging with provincial government on key aspects of policy, especially as these affect the poor;
  • Facilitating church submissions to policy makers so as to influence policy formulation and implementation;
  • Training and supporting member churches and organisations in lobbying and advocacy related to key aspects of delivery;
  • Developing the CPAO’s research capacity, and using research undertaken by others;
  • Supporting the advocacy and lobbying components of all KZNCC programmes;
  • Initialising and supporting community advocacy campaigns