Dr Thabo Makgoba assumed the position of Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town in 2007, the youngest person ever to be appointed to this post. In his earlier years, he served the Diocese of Johannesburg, St. Alban’s and Christ the King, Sophiatown and as Bishop of Queenstown and Grahamstown.
He was schooled at Orlando High in Soweto and read for a BSc at the University of the Witwatersrand before going to St Paul’s College in Grahamstown to study for the Anglican Ministry. He obtained a Master’s in Educational Psychology at Wits and lectured there on a part-time basis from 1993 to 1996 and went on to obtain a PhD from the University of Cape Town. Dr Makgoba was awarded a Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by the General Theological Seminary in 2009 and currently serves as Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape.
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