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The Southern African Province

The Southern African Province
consists of Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. There are at present 36 confreres originating from this province.
The early Missionaries moved into what is now Zambia and Malawi at the beginning of the 20th century, tthere were therefore Missionary of Africa missions all around Lake Tanganyika. (There were already Missionaries of Africa in Rwanda-Urundi (now Burundi and Rwanda), in Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). They later went to Mozambique but withdrew in 1970 as a protest because the Church seemed to be too closely allied to the colonial regime. They went back after Independence.
In South Africa the Missionaries began to work in the townships at the time of Apartheid. They were not allowed to live in the townships but went in each day. This changed later with the end of Apartheid.


There are confreres working in 4 of the dioceses of Malawi
community in Dedza (Parish Ministry, Art Centre)
3 communities in Lilongwe (Admin., Parish Ministry, Justice and Peace, Hospital Chaplaincy)
1 confrere in Lilongwe (Bishop Emeritus)
1 community in Mangochi (Formation house – Philosophy)
1 community in Mzuzu (Parish Ministry


There are confreres working in 3 of the dioceses of Mozambique
1 community in Beira (Justice and Peace, Vocations)
2 communities in Chimoio (Parish Ministry, Delegate Superior)
1 confrere in Chimoio (Bishop of Chimoio)
1 community in Tete (Parish Ministry)

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There are confreres working in 4 dioceses in South Africa
1 community in Bethlehem (Parish Ministry, Bishop of Bethlehem)
2 communities in Durban (Parish Ministry, formation House – Theology)
2 communities in Johannesburg (Admin., Vocations, Delegate Superior, Parish Ministry)
1 confrere in Witbank (Justice and Peace)


There are confreres working in 7 dioceses in Zambia.
3 communities in Chipata (Formation House –pre Philosophy, Parish Ministry)
1 community in Kabwe (Parish Ministry)
2 communities in Kasama Novitiate, Parish Ministry)
4 communities in Lusaka (Delegate Superior, FENZA (Faith Encounter Centre Zambia), Parish Ministry)
1 community in Mansa (Parish Ministry)
1 community in Mongu (Parish Ministry)
1 community in Ndola (Parish Ministry)

The Society of Missionaries of Africa (The White Fathers). England and Wales Reg charity No. 233302
The Society of Missionaries of Africa (The White Fathers) Charity registered in Scotland No. SC037981