Being part of the University of Stellenbosch, the overall objective of the Faculty of Theology is to so serve the church, community and science, bearing in mind our devotion to the African context and sensitivity for the concerns of different Christian traditions of faith.



Weidenhof House now open for bookings

Weidenhof House has been beautifully renovated and is open for reservations. The house consists of 10 single rooms and 5 double rooms with 24 beds in total.

The following people qualify for accommodation at Weidenhof House:

- theological students from other African countries
- post-graduate non-theological students from other African countries who adhere to the ethos of the house.
- South-African theological students who adhere to the the ethos of the house
- visiting students

The three double rooms are reserved for disabled students or married couples. Unfortunately no children are allowed.

The four rooms at the back of the house are reserved for female students or international visitors or students.

For more information on Weidenhof House, as well as the booking form, click here.

Together we can stop violence against women, say speakers at conference

We must all stand together to prevent violence against women.

This was the message of speakers at a conference of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians held on Friday (4 May) at the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University (SU). The conference, themed Gender and Education, formed part of the faculty’s HOPE Project Initiative Focus on the Promotion of Human Dignity.

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Symposium on Youth Ministry 7-8 September 2012

Church pastors, students, academics from schools of religion and the general public are invited to a Symposium entitled: Youth Ministry: Setting a South African Agenda for youth research. The conference will be presented at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology, Unisa.

The registration fee is R200. This includes all the meals and teas as indicated on the programme, as well as a conference kit. Please complete the attached registration form and return to Bonita Robyn, brobyn@sun.ac.za or fax 021 882 9015 before 3 September 2012.

Bonita Robyn: brobyn@sun.ac.za, 021 808 3577; Helette van der Westhuizen: hvdwest@sun.ac.za, 021 808 3250; Anita Cloete: acloete@sun.ac.za, 021 808 2614.

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  • The Faculty of Theology at the University of Stellenbosch is an ecumenical faculty. It provides facilities for the hosting and cultivating of Christian theology according to different confessional convictions and church traditions.
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When Jan van Riebeeck landed on 6 April 1652 at what today is known as Cape Town, a Dutch colony was founded by the Verenigde Oos-Indiese Companjie (United East-India Company).

On November 8 1679, the Dutch Governor Simon van der Stel traveled inland and camped on a small island surrounded by sparkling streams and beautiful tall trees, the site of the present Faculty of Theology. He named the river Eersterivier (First River) and the area, Stellenbosch.

In 1685 Commissioner Baron van Rheede visited the "colony" of Stellenbosch and stipulated that a drostdy (magistrate's court and residence) be erected on the island of Stellenbosch and a town be laid out. On October 22, 1686 the first brick of this first building was laid, and was completed in April 1687 as the magistrate's court as well as the residence of the first magistrate, Johannes Mulder. The 1710 "Van Staden sketch" shows a U- or T-shaped building, which apparently was quite large, because Van der Stel and his entourage often lodged here. more...




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