Once again in the past year, finance enabled Mukhanyo not only to function normally but also to continue financing growth and development. This was possible as a result of numerous donors, some large, some medium and many smaller ones. The Lord has put it in the hearts of many faithful Christians to support Mukhanyo and the many students who receive bursaries.
The 2022 scheduled accreditation visit by the Council for Higher Education of Mukhanyo’s Pretoria Campus ushered in a clearing of the deck at our library complex. Simultaneously, collection growth necessitated extended library shelving at all branches.
Most modules are taught at our Campuses and Centres as weekly classes during two semesters annually. But sometimes Mukhanyo invites visiting professors to present intensive modules.
The following intensive modules are scheduled for 2023:
Vacating the Mukhanyo Premises
Since 2010, a part of the grounds at Mukhanyo’s KwaMhlanga Campus has been occupied by the facilities of the Musawenkosi Christian School. Musawenkosi, which means the grace of God, is the name of a local Christian school. Now they are moving to their own premises and buildings not far away.
And Other Conferences in 2022
Over forty local church leaders attended the annual Church Leaders’ Conference at the KwaMhlanga Campus on Saturday 5 November.
Dr Jacob Igba, a senior lecturer at the Pretoria Campus, gave an inspiring message from three Bible passages on “Serving as Tools in God’s Hand for God’s Purpose”. The message was clear and well applied to the African context. Many pastors today start with selfish purposes in the hands of the devil but their orientation can change so that they become faithful instruments in God’s hand for His blessed purposes.
After four years of weekly studies, thirty isiZulu-speaking students completed the Zulu-language version of the Focus programme and had their own graduation ceremony at KwaMhlanga on Thursday, 15 September.
The Focus programme is not formally accredited, but is a practical and very accessible training course to equip Christians to play an influential role in their churches.
Over the years, Mukhanyo has been blessed with a large donor base consisting of hundreds of churches and thousands of individuals in South Africa, North America and Europe. But are these donors satisfied with Mukhanyo’s performance?
With over a thousand students, five regional campuses/centres, and more than a hundred distance learning support centres, it is absolutely essential that Mukhanyo has strong ICT strategy, structures and systems. Robust systems are also needed to support hoped-for growth in the next five to ten years. If everything goes according to plan, a significantly upgraded system will start to be functional in January.
Several months ago, five regional coordinators were appointed to further promote the expansion and development of distance learning centres. Next year, Mukhanyo plans to appoint five more coordinators in others regions.
These coordinators serve to advance the training and developing of local tutors, manage regional marketing and networking, promote quality control, and guide the establishment of additional centres. Mukhanyo is thankful for the regional coordinator team:
Rev. Paul Mahlangu is quiet and peaceful when you see and talk with him. But when lecturing, preaching or mentoring, Rev. Mahlangu changes into a passionate enthusiastic speaker driven by the Word of God.
Rev. Mahlangu is a lecturer at Mukhanyo’s KwaMhlanga campus, this year teaching Biblical Worldview. On Sundays, he preaches at an independent church which he is busy planting in KwaMhlanga, where he has lived most of his life. During the week, he also mentors about 45 students at five distance groups in and around KwaMhlanga.