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Head of Department

Tel: +27 (21) 959 2210
Email: igswart@uwc.ac.za

Qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) - Stellenbosch University

Biography:
Prof Swart is a full professor in the Department of Religion and Theology at the
University of the Western Cape and since the beginning of 2023 also acts as Head
of Department. He completed his doctoral study in religious studies at Stellenbosch
University and among other qualifications holds a master’s degree in development
studies from the International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. His
research, publications, teaching and postgraduate supervision traverse the related
fields of religion and development, theology and development, religion and society,
diaconal studies, and social ethics.

Please see full CV below
files/files/Swart-2023-CV.pdf

Academic Staff

Tel: +27 (21) 959 3537
Email: econradie@uwc.ac.za

Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - University of Stellenbosch

Biography:
Prof. Conradie (1962-) is a Senior Professor in the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of the Western Cape where he teaches systematic theology and ethics. He is currently engaged in a multi-volume collaborative project entitled "An Earthed Faith: Telling the Story amid the 'Anthropocene'"

Please see the full CV below
files/files/Conradie-2023-CV.pdf

Tel: +27 (21) 959 2386
Email: jsklaasen@uwc.ac.za

Qualifications:
Doctor of Theology (DTh) - Stellenbosch University

Biography:
Prof. Klaasen studied at UWC; The College of Transfiguration; The University of Kent in Canterbury, and Stellenbosch University. He currently is a Minister of Religion in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa and acted as a Lecturer in the Department from 2009-2015. He was appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer in 2016 and became the Head of the Department later that year. In 2019, he was promoted to Associate Professor status. His field of research is in Narrative Theology, Theology, and Development and he lectures in Practical Theology (Homiletics, Pastoral Care, Christian Education, Narrative Theology, Theology, and Development) and Ethics (Worldviews and Morality).

Please see the full CV below:
files/files/JSK-CV-.pdf

Tel: +27 (21) 959 2388
Email: tsakupapa@uwc.ac.za

Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - University of the Western Cape

Biography:
Dr. Sakupapa is senior lecturer in the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa where he teaches ecumenical studies and social ethics. Originally from Zambia, his research traverses the fields of ecumenical studies, systematic theology and social ethics, decoloniality, African theology, and the history of Christianity in Africa on which he has published several articles and book chapters. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian tradition. His PhD thesis focused on the inter-relatedness between "Ecclesiology and Ethics" in twenty-first century ecumenical debates.

Please see the full CV below:
files/files/Teddy-2023-Website.pdf

Tel: +27 (21) 959 2525
Email: dsolomons@uwc.ac.za

Qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & University of the Western Cape

Biography:
Dr. Solomons (PhD) is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar and Senior Lecturer of Systematic Theology and Social Ethics in the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He is He obtained his degrees (all cum laude) from the University of the Western Cape and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he completed his doctoral studies.

Please see the full CV below:
files/files/Demaine-2023-CV.pdf

Tel: +27 (21) 959 2629
Email: jjodamus@uwc.ac.za

Qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD: Religious Studies) - University of Cape Town

Biography:
Dr. Jodamus (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer teaching in the Department of Religion and Theology, engaging students on biblical texts, which continue to regulate norms for daily living. His primary research and teaching interests intersect the discipline of gender studies and critical race studies. Theoretical insights plus political commitments (gender studies and race studies) and textual analysis (biblical studies) come together in his work as an interdisciplinary scholar.

Please see the full CV below:
files/files/Johnathan-2023-CV.pdf

Tel: +27 (21) 959 2384
Email: tibosman@uwc.ac.za

Qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. in Biblical Languages) - Stellbosch University

Biography:
Dr. Bosman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department at UWC and has held this appointment since February 2018. Her field of specialisation is the Old Testament. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2011, with the title “Biblical Hebrew lexicology and cognitive semantics: A Study of Lexemes of Affection”. Before her appointment at UWC, she was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church in Pinelands, Cape Town for seven years. She was appointed as a part-time lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch for 13 years, lecturing in the fields of Old Testament (Department of Old and New Testament) and Biblical Hebrew (Department of Ancient Studies). The Bible Society of South Africa also appointed her as a Source Text Specialist for the translation of the Bible for the Deaf.

Please see the full CV below:
files/files/Tiana-2023-CV.pdf

Tel: +27 (21) 959 2201
Email: csebolai@uwc.ac.za

Qualifications:
Masters' Degree - University of the Western Cape

Biography: Rev. Sebolai currently serves as an Associate Lecturer and PLATE coordinator at the University of the Western Cape, having obtained a Master's Degree. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree that focuses on the intersection between biblical studies and sexual trauma.

Please see the full CV below:
files/files/Claudene-2023-CV-new.pdf

Tel: +27 (21) 959 2206 Email: lchetty@uwc.ac.za Biography: Lloyd (Zanna-Rex) was appointed as the Administrative Officer to the Department at the start of January 2019. Zanna comes from a multi-skilled background with specialisation in Events and Administration. Her admin/events career began at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Westville - Durban. She was appointed as the assistant to the Desmond Tutu Centre in 2017, whereafter she joined the Department. Her passion for people, artistic and creative know-how, attention to detail and out-of-the-box lifestyle shapes her work style, productivity, and ethics.
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