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Reformed missionary work at Richmond (KZN): A historical analysis of its Dutch roots

B. Wielenga
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 38, No 1 | a422 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v38i1.422 | © 2004 B. Wielenga | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 August 2004 | Published: 01 August 2004

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B. Wielenga, Richmond, South Africa

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In this article the Dutch roots of Reformed missionary work, based at Richmond (KZN) since 1960 are analysed. The following three aspects were investigated: the church-historical background of Dutch missionary work in KwaZulu-Natal; the political context within which the work was undertaken, the relationship between the Gereformeerde Kerke in Suid-Afrika (GKSA) and the Dutch churches that sent missionaries to KwaZulu-Natal, the Netherlands Reformed Churches (Nederlands Gereformeerde Kerken). The investigation undertaken in this article attempts to contribute to a deeper understanding of the sometimes uneasy relationship between the GKSA and one of her missionary partners from abroad.


Dutch Church History; Church Polity And Church Order Reformed Missionary History In SA; South African History Of Apartheid And Reformed Missionary Work


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