First black vice-rector for School of Theology
Potcefstroom - The School of Theology has appointed Prof Rantoa Letšosa as its first black vice-rector. Prof Letšosa was appointed for the next three years during the recent session of the curators of the School of Theology. Prof Letšosa, a lecturer in the subject group Practical Theology, now also is a member of the executive committee of the Faculty of Theology at the North-West University’s (NWU), Potchefstroom Campus.
Prof Jorrie Jordaan, who was the vice-rector, has been nominated rector of the School of Theology for the same term. Prof Ben de Klerk’s term as rector expires at the end of the year.
Prof Letšosa was called to the School of Theology in 2006 as professor in Theology. He was born in Fauresmith in the Free State and studied at the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU for CHE). Following his training in Theology, he passed his master’s degree cum laude in Greek and achieved his Doctor’s degree in Liturgics in 2005.
Prof Letšosa was minister of the Reformed Church at congregations around Potchefstroom at Boskop, Tlokwe-Botshabela and Kokosi from 2000 to 2005. He has travelled extensively and has appeared internationally and nationally and especially is a student of the liturgy within the Africa context. Furthermore, he also has a special connection with the Bible Society of South Africa.
More or less a year ago he was elected member of the executive council of the Society at national level and since the beginning of this year he has been a director of the Bible Society. During the same meeting he was also chosen vice-chairperson. He is married to Sylvia and the couple has one son.
Prof Rantoa Letšosa, new vice-rector of the School of Theology of the Reformed Churches at Potchefstroom.