Representatives of the Heritage Reformed Congregations, Word and Deed, and other international groups visited Mukhanyo in the past year. New strategies and plans were formulated, open days were held. All preparations for the future, especially for 2017.
In addition, representatives of the South African Council for Higher Education came to inspect the facilities at KwaMhlanga, and also in the new Pretoria and Johannesburg locations, looking at policy documents, availability of study material, interviewing lecturers and students, etc. The outcome of the visits is only expected early in 2017 and will determine the conditions according to which future accreditation will be approved for the programmes Mukhanyo is delivering.
In the mean time registration for the 2017 intake has started and a further increase in the number of students is envisaged.
Fundraising remains an important activity, since bursaries are needed to assist theological and education students. Although affordability to study at Mukhanyo compares extremely favourable with similar institutions, it remains an important stumbling block for many potential students. Often they come from poor to very poor backgrounds and have to be assisted with partial tuition support.
God has brought Mukhanyo to where it is now, and so we can trust Him for the future. The 40-some staff of Mukhanyo (part-time and full-time) continues to do what the Lord expects of us all. Only then we can live with an assured hope that He will not withdraw His hands from Mukhanyo.
So please join us in praying for God’s continued blessing on this ministry.