ARCHBISHOP DR. THABO MAKGOBA
Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa,
Associate of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership.
We invite you to be part of the Allan Gray Speaker Series, bringing together individuals with an interest in Steward Leadership - how such leaders have a responsibility to be trustees of the most marginalised and less-resourced in our society, to be a voice for those who do not have equal power (those experiencing gender-based violence and sexual violence; those with unequal economic opportunities and less social power; the less skilled), spend their energies in healing communities and working towards a "coming together" rather than being divisive and hyper-critical, the need for compassionate and practiced empathy, and committed to looking after our environment. The Archbishop will explore how such leaders need to inspire through living the values which constructively help others to turn from the attitudes, actions, behaviours, and even products that enable negative outcomes for themselves and others.
Archbishop Dr. Thabo Makgoba is the Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, and Associate of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership.
Archbishop Makgoba has a doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Cape Town (UCT), a Higher Diploma in Education Science, a MEd in Educational Psychology and a BSc degree from Witwatersrand University. Formerly he was the Bishop of Suffragan (2002) and Bishop of Grahamstown Diocese (2004). Since 2008, he took up his current role as Anglican Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa: encompassing 28 dioceses across Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, and the island of St. Helena.
He is the Chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, and Former Commissioner of the Press Freedom Commission. Since 2012, Archbishop Makgoba has been the Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
He has been the recipient of many awards and honours over the years, including: Cross of St. Augustine, Archbishop of Canterbury; Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, General Theological Seminary, Episcopal Church, NY (2009); Doctor of Divinity, jure dignitatis, Huron University College, Ontario (2013); Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarship. Additionally, Archbishop Makgoba is a Procter Fellow, EDS, Cambridge, USA, as well as an Adjunct Professor the at Graduate School of Business (GSB) over many years (having co-authored a number of publications with academics in the Allan Gray Centre).