Keteyi, Xolile

1952-1994 Catholic Church
South Africa

Xolile Keteyi SJ was an important South African theologian who contributed to Black Theology. He was a seminarian during the Black Consciousness era and engaged pastorally and intellectually in issues related to Black Theology. He helped draft the Kairos Document in 1985. Keteyi also contributed important insights to the theology of inculturation. He died suddenly of a heart attack in 1994.


This collected memory was excerpted and adapted, with permission, by Tyler Lenocker, PhD, from Susan Rakoczy, “Catholic Theology in South Africa: An Evolving Tapestry.” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 122 (July 2005): 84–106.