The Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman covers the largest proportion of South Africa’s national province of the Northern Cape. Historically, levels of development assistance and investment in this area have been extremely low, mainly owing to its vastness. The Northern Cape covers 30% of South Africa’s land mass (about 1 and a half times the size of the UK), yet is home to only 2% of the total population. 90% of the people in this diocese live in rural areas with many small towns in remote places. As a result, the diocese is economically poor, with extremely high levels of unemployment and high numbers of HIV positive people. 70% of this population is Afrikaans speaking, followed by Setswana (20%) and isiXhosa (6.3%).
||The Rt Revd Itumeleng Moseki
|Diocesan HIV & AIDS Coordinator Kimberley:
||053 385 0763
||053 831 8333
|Diocesan HIV & AIDS Coordinator Kuruman:
||053 774 1006
Diocesan HIV & AIDS Coordinator: Kimberley - Sylvia Sebogodi
Sylvia was appointed as the Kimberley HIV & AIDS Coordinator for the Diocese of Kimberley & Kuruman in April 2004.
Sylvia has recently retired from her job as a nurse, but is still the Vice-President for the Anglican Women’s Fellowship (AWF) and is the health educator for De Beers.
Sylvia is a member of All Saints: Homevale, but will soon be moving to the Parish of All Saints in Pampierstad, where she is retiring. She is the organiser for the World Day of Prayer which takes place once a year in Kimberley.
Sylvia was born in Bloemfontein, is married to Victor and they have two children: Duncan and Refilwe.
Sylvia enjoys ballroom dancing, singing Gospel music, reading her bible and writing and she loves to sew – spending most of her spare time at the machine making matric dance dresses or painting. She also likes fast driving!
Diocesan HIV & AIDS Coordinator: Kuruman - Hope Tshenkeng
Hope was appointed as the HIV & AIDS Coordinator for Kuruman through her work with the Mothers Union in the HIV & AIDS field.
Hope spent 20 years in exile in Botswana, the last 10 of which she spent in HIV & AIDS work in both the community and the church. On her return in 1998, she aligned herself with the HIV & AIDS work being done in Kimberley – working with people in shanties who were affected by the HIV pandemic.
Hope is married to Drake Tshenkeng, an Anglican priest. They have 3 children: Lerato (29), Tumelo (25) and Thapelo (19).
Hope loves anything she can do with her hands and spends most of her spare time working with different crafts, including sewing, patchwork, knitting, fabric painting and beadwork. Hope is also an avid gardener.
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