Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane, who served as chair of the UCT Council from 2008 to 2016, was awarded the Freedom of the City on 11 November in recognition of his service to Cape Town.
Ordained as a deacon at St George’s Cathedral, Ndungane has a deep-seated connection to the Mother City. His first posting as a priest was to St Mark’s Church in Athlone. After studying at King’s College, London, he returned to a post at St Nicholas Church in Elsies River.
He ended his priestly career as Archbishop of the Anglian Church of Southern Africa, Cape Town. One of his first acts as Archbishop was to lead a Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope to Robben Island, which has become a beacon of hope for people around the world.
During a long and illustrious career, Ndungane has had a significant impact on the lives of people in Africa, and particularly in Cape Town.
Photo Bruce Sutherland, City of Cape Town.
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