General Information

General Information

1. Background and Management
Our distance-education training programme for Christian leaders began in 1962 when Rev. F.H. Burke opened the All Africa School of Theology. In 1981, Dr and Mrs. Fawcett founded Hebron Bible College. In 1989 the two colleges amalgamated, and in 2000 the name was changed to Hebron Theological College (Association incorporated under section 21.) Hebron Theological College NPC (hereafter referred to as HTC) is a registered Section 21 Company (Registration No. 2000/010415/08) governed by experienced Christian leaders as follows:
1.1 Board Members:
Dr. N.W. Landman D.Ed. (Chairman/Director), Dr. J.R Fawcett D.Th.(Director/Principal), Prof. M. Dreeckmeier D.Ed. (Director), Mrs. J.M. Fawcett Cert.Th. (Treasurer), Mrs. E. Lewis (Secretary), Rev D.B. Mdhluli D.Th, Rev. D. Chetty M.Missiology. Past. K. Beneke (B.Th. Hons.) Hon. Life Member: Rev. C. Baillie B.A.
1.2 Advisors: Rev. P. Wilson Dip.Th, Dip. Ed. (NZ); Rev. R. Broderick Dipl. Th. (Switz.).
1.3 Quality Management: HTC has developed a comprehensive Quality Management System based on ISO 9001 as part of an overall commitment to provide quality training for Christian Service and ministry. 1.4 The Africa Journal of Pentecostal Studies (ISSN 1684-9647) was launched in December 2002 as part of our commitment to theological research. Members of the Editorial Board are:
J. R. Fawcett D.Th. (Syst. Theology) (General Editor).
M. Clark D.Th. (Syst Theol); D.Th. (NT)
R. Dela Cruz Ph.D. (New Testament)
M. Eilers D.Litt. (Classical Languages)
G. Harold D.Th (NT); Ph.D. (Syst. Theol)
W. Ma. Ph.D. (Missions)
E. Mahlangu D.Th. (N.T., Hermeneutics)
M. Nel D.Th. (Pract Theol); D.Th. (Ch. History); Ph.D. (OT)
Z. M. Orera Ph.D. (Practical Theology, Systematic Theology, Ethics)
M. Pohlmann D. Litt. et Phil. (Systematic Theology)
M. Pretorius Ph.D. (Syst. Theol.)
J. H. Railey D.Th. (Systematic Theology, Practical Theology)

2. Accreditation and Registration
HTC programmes are accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE) and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The Department of Higher Education and Training has registered HTC as a Private Higher Education Institution (2001/HE08/003). All our programmes are nationally and internationally recognised.

3. Faculty
Principal: Dr. J.R. Fawcett D.Th., Assistant-Principal: Rev. C.F.J. Kotzé M.Th.; P.G.C.Ed.;
Assessors and Markers -Theology: F.M. Hlatshwayo B.Th.; L. M. Mgiba B.Th.; S. Smith M.Th.; A.M.P. Roux M.Th.; D. Human B.Th.; F. Mulder B.Th.; E. Johnstone B.Th; P.J. Fourie B.Th.; J.E. Pretoruis B.Th.

4. General Overview of Programmes
The following programmes provide comprehensive, self-paced distance training:

  • Higher Certificate in Theology — recommended for Lay Christian Ministry
  • Diploma in Theology— recommended for entry level ordained Christian Ministry
  • Bachelor of Theology — recommended for Christian Ministry and Leadership. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Applications for prior learning credits should include:                     Documents needed for RPL evaluations
  • A National Senior Certificate (original or certified copy).
  • An original or certified copy of qualifications attained in theology.
  • An official transcript from the institution where the qualification(s) was/were completed, indicating the student’s achievements as well as the credit value of each subject.
  • A Supplementary document indicating the specific outcomes and
    NQF level for each subject.
  • Foreign qualifications must be submitted to SAQA for evaluation,
    and proof of these qualifications must be submitted to Hebron with
    the SAQA evaluation attached.
  • An Administration Fee of R250.00 is charged for RPL
    Evaluations. This fee will be deducted from the registration fee
    when a student enrols with HTC.
    Lapsing of validity of the RPL evaluation
    Any RPL evaluation is subject to a 90-day time frame. If the prospective student does not enrol before the 90-day period lapses, a new RPL evaluation may be required, and payment of the RPL fee may again apply.
    Credit for any subject can be given only once. HTC retains the right to allow or disallow credit towards Hebron Qualifications.
    Qualifications outside South Africa:
    Qualifications attained outside of RSA should be submitted to SAQA for evaluation.
    Tel: 012 431 5000

Learner Support 

At times the distance learner may feel isolated. HTC has in place a support
network that may be accessed through regular contact by telephone, as
well as by e-mail, fax, or correspondence. All the textbooks and readers are
supplied to the learner by Hebron. This means that learners do not need to
spend time looking for resources and texts from which to gather
information for their assessments, however, further reading is
recommended for all subjects.

5. Library Resources
Learners needing research resources should arrange to use the HTC reference
library at Plot 7 Sports Road, Slaterville, Benoni. In addition, special
arrangements have been made for HTC learners to access several University and
Theological College libraries throughout South Africa.
These libraries include:
· The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
· Cape Bible Training Centre Cape Town.
· Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education Libraries in Zambia and Wolseley.
· The Baptist Theological Seminary Johannesburg.
· Cape Town Baptist Seminary.
· Bible Institute of South Africa, Kalk Bay.
· Wesleyan Evangelical Theological Seminary, Brakpan.
· Nazarene Theological Seminary, Krugersdorp.
Each of these libraries has its own membership conditions. The general rule is that books may not be taken away from their premises. HTC students must produce a student card to show that they are current, bona-fide students.
HTC uses the Bookcollectz library programme with which to catalogue and search for volumes and subject material. Internet access has also been enabled to JSTOR electronic journals, ALUKA digital library and the National Research Foundation database. Students can access these databases from any online computer via allocated usernames and passwords. These usernames and passwords are available from HTC.
A further excellent Internet resource can be found at “” (Christian Classics Ethereal College Library) and at