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Source: Operation World

Population 2015: 53,491,000, 64% urban

Christians: 82%
Muslims: 1.7%
Ethnoreligionists: 7.1%
Agnostics: 5.4%

Number of Christians:43,871,000
Catholics: 3,700,000
Protestant: 13,372,000
Independents: 21,290,000
Orthodox: 30,300

Source: World Christian Database accessed Sept 14, 2015


Key: * Story has photo; FR Story in French; POR Story in Portuguese; SWA Story in Swahili.

Catholic
Biyase, Dela Mansuet* Catholic      
Butelezi, Peter Fanyana John* Catholic      
Danker, Albert* Catholic      
Dlamini, Bonaventure* Catholic FR    
Gérard, Joseph Catholic      
Khumalo, Dominic Joseph Chwane* Catholic      
Kolisang, Tlamelo Patrick Paul Catholic      
Magrath, Oswin Catholic      
Mayr, Franz Catholic      
Mbhele, Julius uMkomazi* Catholic      
Mkhatshwa, Smangaliso Patrick* Catholic   POR  
Mncadi, Alois Majonga* Catholic      
Mnganga, Edward* Catholic FR    
Mngoma, Themba Paul * Catholic      
Moetapele, David* Catholic      
Mokoka, Gobi Clement* Catholic      
Naidoo, Stephen Catholic      
Ncube, Bernard Nekie Zellie Catholic      
Ngidi, Andreas Mdontswa* Catholic      
Oscar, Henry* Catholic      
Pfanner, Franz (A) Catholic      
Pfanner, Franz (B) Catholic      
Sebidi, Lebamang John Catholic      
Skhakhane, Jerome Catholic      
Vilakazi, Benedict Wallet Catholic      
Protestant
Adams, George* Church of the Nazarene      
Africaner, Jager Christian* Congregational FR POR  
Alexander, June* Church of the Nazarene      
Andersen, Oscar* Church of the Nazarene FR POR  
Anderson, William London Missionary Society   POR  
Anderson, William Harrison (A) Seventh-Day Adventist   POR  
Anderson, William Harrison (B) Seventh-Day Adventist      
Apie, Hans Methodist      
Archbell, James Methodist      
Armitage, Frank Seventh-Day Adventist      
Asia, Abel Johannes* Church of the Nazarene FR    
Balfour, Noyi Protestant   POR  
Berthoud, Henri Free Church of the Canton of Vaud FR    
Berthoud, Paul (A) Free Church of the Canton of Vaud   POR  
Berthoud, Paul (B) Free Church of the Canton of Vaud FR    
Berthoud, Paul (C) Free Church of the Canton of Vaud      
Bisseux, Isaac (A) Protestant FR    
Bisseux, Isaac (B) Protestant   POR  
Blamey, Cyril* Church of the Nazarene FR    
Bliss, Anna Elvira Congregational      
Bokwe, John Knox (A)* Presbyterian FR POR  
Bokwe, John Knox (B)* United Free Church      
Booth, Joseph (A) Protestant      
Booth, Joseph (B) Protestant      
Bosch, David (A) Dutch Reformed Church   POR  
Bosch, David (B) Dutch Reformed Church      
Botha, Christopher* Church of the Nazarene FR POR  
Brookes, Edgar Anglican      
Brownlee, John London Missionary Society      
Burgers, Thomas* Dutch Reformed Church      
Buthelezi, Manas Lutheran      
Calata, James Arthur Anglican      
Cameron, James Protestant FR    
Campbell, John (A) Congregational      
Campbell, John (B) Congregational      
Casalis, Eugene (A) French Reformed Church      
Casalis, Eugene (B) French Reformed Church      
Mother Cecile Anglican      
Chabalala, Johannes* Church of the Nazarene      
Coetzer, Christiaan* Church of the Nazarene      
Colenso, John William (A)* Anglican   POR  
Colenso, John William (B)* Anglican      
Colenso, John William (C)* Anglican      
Creux, Ernest (A) Free Church of the Canton of Vaud   POR  
Creux, Ernest (B) Free Church of the Canton of Vaud FR    
Creux, Ernest (C) Free Church of the Canton of Vaud      
Cronjé, Johan Reformed Church / Dutch Reformed Church      
Croudace, Ian and Marilyn* Church of the Nazarene      
David, Gabriel Anglican      
Dibakwane, Jacobus and Leah* Church of the Nazarene      
Dlamini, Simon Church of the Nazarene      
Dlamini, Titus Church of the Nazarene      
Doke, Clement (A) Baptist      
Doke, Clement (B) Baptist      
Doke, Joseph J. (A) Baptist      
Doke, Joseph J. (B) Baptist      
Dube, John Langalibalele (A)* Congregational   POR  
Dube, John Langalibalele (B)* Congregational      
Dube, John Langalibalele (C)* Congregational      
Duma, William Baptist      
Du Plessis, Johannes Dutch Reformed Church      
Du Toit, Stephanus Jacobus (A)* Dutch Reformed Church      
Du Toit, Stephanus Jacobus (B)* Dutch Reformed Church      
Edwards, Mary Congregational      
Emslie, Rex* Church of the Nazarene      
Ferguson, Abbie Park Congregational      
ffrench-Beytagh, Gonville Anglican      
Forsyth, Christina Moir United Free Church of Scotland      
Govan, William Glasgow Missionary Society      
Gray, Robert (A) Anglican      
Gray, Robert (B) Anglican      
Gqoba, William Anglican      
Gutsche, Carl Hugo* German Baptist      
Henderson, James Protestant      
Hlatshwayo, Daniel* Church of the Nazarene      
Hlatshwayo, Joseph* Church of the Nazarene      
Hofmeyr, Stefanus Dutch Reformed Church      
Holmes, Sydney Church of the Nazarene      
Huddleston, Trevor Anglican FR    
Jabavu, Davidson Don Methodist      
Jabavu, John Tengo Methodist      
Jennings, Jeremiah* Church of the Nazarene      
Johanson, Bernard A. Holiness Union Mission/Union Bible Institute      
Junod, Henri-Alexandre Protestant FR    
Kama, William Methodist      
Kestell, John* Dutch Reformed Church      
Kgwadi, Johannes and Maria* Church of the Nazarene      
Khoza, Ben Church of the Nazarene      
Khoza, Katrina* Church of the Nazarene      
Kircherer, Johannes Jacobus London Missionary Society (LMS)      
Kistner, Wolfram United Evangelical Lutheran Church      
Knight-Bruce, George Wyndham Hamilton Anglican      
Lebakeng, D. P. Mokoroane Dutch Reformed Church      
Lemue, Prosper Protestant      
Letswalo, Mmashila* Church of the Nazarene FR    
Liebenberg, Derek Church of the Nazarene      
Lindley, Daniel Protestant      
Links, Jacob Methodist FR    
Litswele, Enoch and Ruth* Church of the Nazarene   POR  
Livingstone, David (A)* Congregational   POR  
Livingstone, David (B)* Congregational      
Livingstone, David (C)* Congregational      
Livingstone, David (Legacy)* Congregational      
Livingstone, Mary Presbyterian   POR  
Luthuli, Albert John (A)* Congregational      
Luthuli, Albert John (B)* Congregational      
Lutuli, Albert John (C)* Congregational      
Maake, Charles* Church of the Nazarene      
Maboee, Austin Anglican      
Mackenzie, John (A) Congregational      
Mackenzie, John (B) Congregational      
MacLachan, Josias* Church of the Nazarene      
MacVicar, Neil United Free Church of Scotland      
Madgwick, George Seventh-Day Adventist      
Maekane, Patrick Anglican      
Maenetja, Dalton* Church of the Nazarene      
Maenetja, Josefa* Church of the Nazarene FR    
Maenetsha, Abram* Church of the Nazarene      
Mahabane, Zaccheus Methodist      
Magaya, Edward African Methodist Episcopal Church      
Mahlatji, Josias Church of the Nazarene      
Makamu, Ernesto Church of the Nazarene      
Makhetha, Fortescue Anglican      
Makiwane, Elijah (A) Presbyterian FR    
Makiwane, Elijah (B) Presbyterian      
Malan, Daniel François (A)* Dutch Reformed Church      
Malan, Daniel François (B)* Dutch Reformed Church      
Malomane, Willias* Church of the Nazarene      
Mamiane, Richard* Church of the Nazarene      
Marais, Christopher* Church of the Nazarene      
Mashaba Robert Ndevu Methodist      
Masemola, Manche* Anglican      
Mathabathe, Samuel Methodist      
Mathebula, Aaron* Church of the Nazarene      
Mathews, Z. K.* Ecumenical      
Matshai, Solomon Anglican      
Matshedisho, Andrew* Church of the Nazarene FR    
Matthews, Zachariah Keodirelang Presbyterian      
Mavhetha, Piet* Church of the Nazarene      
Maxeke, Charlotte Manye* African Methodist Episcopal Church   POR  
Meeuwsen, Johanna Dutch Reformed Church      
Merensky, Alexander A. B. (A) German Lutheran      
Merensky, Alexander A. B. (B) German Lutheran      
Meyers, George* Church of the Nazarene      
Miller, William Baptist      
Mkabela, Esther* Church of the Nazarene      
Mkabela, Ezrom* Church of the Nazarene      
Mkabela, Samson* Church of the Nazarene      
Mkhonto, Thompson* Church of the Nazarene      
Mlambo, Amon* Church of the Nazarene      
Mncube, Sipho Church of the Nazarene      
Mnisi, Jones* Church of the Nazarene FR    
Moagi, Godfrey* Church of the Nazarene      
Modiba, Elina* Church of the Nazarene      
Moffat, John Smith (A) Congregational      
Moffat, John Smith (B) Congregational      
Moffat, Robert (A)* Presbyterian      
Moffat, Robert (B)* Presbyterian      
Moffat, Robert (C)* Presbyterian      
Moffat, Robert (D)* Presbyterian      
Mogatla, David Modibane Methodist      
Mohoti, Elizabeth* Church of the Nazarene      
Moko, Richard Seventh-Day Adventist      
Mokoena, Enos* Church of the Nazarene   POR  
Mokone, Priscilla Lutheran Church      
Morgan, Mary* Church of the Nazarene      
Morris, George Frederick Bingley Anglican      
Mqoboli, E. J. Wesleyan      
Msane, Saul Wesleyan Methodist Church      
Mthethwa, Johanne* Church of the Nazarene      
Murray Jr., Andrew (A)* Dutch Reformed Church (DRC)      
Murray Jr., Andrew (B)* Dutch Reformed Church (DRC)      
Murray Sr., Andrew Dutch Reformed Church (DRC)      
Murray, William Hoppe Dutch Reformed Church (DRC)      
Naidoo, Nana* Church of the Nazarene      
Nathan, Joseph* Church of the Nazarene      
Naudé, C. F. Beyers (A) Reformed FR    
Naudé, C. F. Beyers (B) Reformed      
Ndhlovu, Samuel* Church of the Nazarene      
Ngobeni, Nelson* Church of the Nazarene      
Ngobeni, Zephania Church of the Nazarene      
Ngomane, Barnabas Church of the Nazarene      
Ngubelanga, Ruth Church of the Nazarene      
Ntimane, Idah* Church of the Nazarene      
Ntsiko, Jonas Protestant      
Pamla, Charles (A) Methodist      
Pamla, Charles (B) Methodist      
Paton, Alan (A)* Anglican      
Paton, Alan (B)* Anglican      
Pauw, Christoffel Reformed Church in Zambia      
Philip, John (A) Congregational      
Philip, John (B) Congregational      
Philip, John (C) Congregational      
Philip, John (Legacy) Congregational      
Phiri, Thomas Church of the Nazarene      
Porthen, Michael* Church of the Nazarene      
Qoboza, Percy* Anglican      
Read, James London Missionary Society (LMS)      
Roux, Clarence* Church of the Nazarene      
Rubusana, Walter Benson* Congregational      
Samkange, Thompson Methodist      
Saoli, J. Russell* Church of the Nazarene      
Schreuder, H. P. S. Lutheran      
Scott, Michael* Anglican      
Sebati, Hannibal* Church of the Nazarene      
Sekgobela, Elmon Church of the Nazarene      
Selepe, Alfred Dledleni* Church of the Nazarene      
Senatle, Harold African Methodist Episcopal Church   POR  
Senekal, Hendrik* Church of the Nazarene      
Sentsho, Johannes* Church of the Nazarene      
Shabangu, Enoch* Church of the Nazarene      
Siebbeles, Willem Church of the Nazarene      
Simelane, Freda* Church of the Nazarene      
Smith, Matilda Protestant      
Soga, John Henderson (A) Presbyterian      
Soga, John Henderson (B) Presbyterian      
Soga, Mina Presbyterian      
Soga, Tiyo (A)* Presbyterian      
Soga, Tiyo (B)* Presbyterian   POR  
Soga, Tiyo (C)* Presbyterian      
Soga, Tiyo (D)* Presbyterian      
Soga, Tiyo (E)* Presbyterian      
Steyn, Marthinus* Dutch Reformed Church      
Suter, Fred South Africa General Mission (AEF, now SIM)      
Swellengrebel, Hendrik Dutch Reformed Church      
Taylor, George* Church of the Nazarene      
Theunissen, Daniel Seventh-Day Adventist      
Threlfall, William* Wesleyan Methodist   POR  
Tikhuie, Vehettge Magdalena Moravian Church FR    
Tshatsu, Jan Dutch Reformed Church      
Tutu, Desmond Anglican      
Van Der Kemp, Johannes Theodorus (A)* Congregational FR    
Van Der Kemp, Johannes Theodorus (B)* Congregational      
van der Merwe, Maartjie* Church of the Nazarene      
van der Merwe, Willem J. Dutch Reformed Church (DRC)      
Van Meerhof, Eva (Krotoa, Eva) Dutch Reformed Church      
Van Wyk, Wiesie Church of the Nazarene      
Vilakazi, George Boy Fanyana* Church of the Nazarene      
von Staden, Hans Dorothea Mission      
Vos, Michiel Christian Dutch Reformed Church      
Waters, Henry Tempest Anglican      
White, John Methodist      
Williams, Neville* Church of the Nazarene      
Zwane, Minaar and Grace Church of the Nazarene      
Independent
Alexander, Daniel (A) African Independent Orthodox Church      
Alexander, Daniel William (B) African Orthodox Church (AOC)      
Bhengu, Nicholas Assemblies of God Movement      
Brander, Samuel James Ethiopian Catholic Church in Zion FR    
Cekwane, Timothy Ibandla Loku Kanya ("Church of the Light") FR    
Chikane, Frank Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM)      
Dwane, James Mata (A) Order of Ethiopia (Anglican) FR    
Dwane, James Mata (B) Order of Ethiopia (Anglican)      
Dwane, James Mata (C) Order of Ethiopia (Anglican)      
Gabellah, Elliot Mdutshwa African Orthodox Church      
Goduka, Jonas Tembu National Church      
Hopa, Ephraim Langton Mzamo Ethiopian Orthodox Church of South Africa      
Jordan, Archilbald Campbell Traditional Religionist      
Khambule, George The Church of Christ, the Congregation of All Saints of South Africa      
Kok II, Adam Traditional Religionist      
Kok I, Cornelius Traditional Religionist      
Le Roux, Pieter Apostolic Faith Mission (Zionist)      
Makhanda Independent      
Matthews, Zachariah Ecumenical      
Mgijima, Enoch Josiah (A) The Israelites FR    
Mgijima, Enoch Josiah (B) The Israelites      
Mhlauli, Petros Mayengani Gazaland Zimbabwe Ethiopian Church FR POR  
Mochochoko, Walter Lefa African Church      
Mokone, Mangena Maake (A) Ethiopian Church FR    
Mokone, Mangena Maake (B) Ethiopian Church      
Mokone, Mangena Maake (C) Ethiopian Church      
Mooki, David New Church of Africa FR    
Mthembu, Toitoi Smart Head Mountain of God Apostolic Church in Zion      
Mzimba, Pambani Jeremiah Presbyterian Church of Africa      
Napo, Joseph Mutunye Kanyane African Church      
Ngcayiya, Henry Reed Ethiopian Church of South Africa      
Nku, Christinah* St. John Apostolic Faith Mission      
Ntsikana (Chief Sicana) Gaba (A) Independent FR POR  
Ntsikana (B) Xhosa Christian Prophet      
Ntsikana (C) Independent      
Ntsikana (D) Xhosa Christian Prophet      
Shembe, Isiah (A)* Nazirite Baptist Church      
Shembe, Isaiah (B)* Nazareth Baptist Church FR POR  
Tile, Nehemiah (A) Thembu National Church      
Tile, Nehemiah (B) Tembu National Church   POR  
Tile, Nehemiah (C) Thembu National Church      
Tile, Nehemiah (D) Thembu National Church      
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