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Russel Botman

Former Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University


Born 18-10-1953

Deceased 14-06-2014 (60 years old) in Stellenbosch

Russel Botman was Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape. He joined Stellenbosch University in 2000 as Professor in the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology. In 2002 he was appointed Vice-Rector. Botman is an internationally-known theologian who has advised the World Alliance of Reformed Churches in Geneva on several topics.

He has served as President of the South African Council of Churches.



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Previous Position(s)

Vice-Chancellor | University of Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch | 2007 - 2014

Academia, Education and Training



Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch | 2002 - 2007

Academia, Education and Training


Vice-Rector | Teaching | Stellenbosch University
2002 - 2006

Academia, Education and Training



Directorate | Simanyisiswe Community Project
2000 - 2001

Extra-Ordinary Professor | Post-Graduate Studies of Social Ethics | University of the Western Cape
Bellville | 2000 - 2002

Academia, Education and Training



Professor | Department of Practical Theology and Missiology | Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch | 2000 - 2002

Academia, Education and Training


Dean | Faculty of Religion and Theology | University of the Western Cape
Bellville | 1999 - 1999

Academia, Education and Training


Associate Professor | Practical Theology | University of the Western Cape
Belville | 1999 - 1999

Academia, Education and Training


Editor | Newspaper of the Theological School of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa | Koinonia
Stellenbosch | 1999 - 2002

Publishing, Printing and Print Media



Dean’s Representative | International, Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs | University of the Western Cape
Bellville | 1996 - 1998

Chairperson | Department of Christianity and Society
1996 - 1997


Senior Lecturer | Practical Theology | University of the Western Cape
Bellville | 1994 - 1999

Academia, Education and Training


Minister of Religion | Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa
Wynberg, Western Cape | 1982 - 1993

Social Development and Community Services


Educational history

Tertiary

University of the Western Cape

Completed 1978

Bachelor of Arts

University of the Western Cape

Completed 1979

Bachelor of Theology

University of the Western Cape

Completed 1981

Bachelor of Science (Licentiate)

University of the Western Cape

Completed 1984

Master of Theology (Cum Laude)

University of the Western Cape

Completed 1994

Doctor of Theology (D Th)

Achievements

Awards

Leadership Award | Desmond Tutu Leadership Awards Educational Trust

Special Award for Standing for Justice and Humanity | City Council of Milwankel, United States of America

Activities

Memberships

Ecumenical, International Affairs and Communications

Chairperson, 2002 - 2002

Employment Equity Forum: Humaniora

Chairperson, 2002 - 2002

Faculty Executive Committee

Member, 2002 - 2002

Golden Key International Honour Society

Honorary Membership, 2005 - present

Ecumenical Association for Third World Theologians

Member

Management Board of Bureau for Continued Theological Training and Research

Member

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education of Southern Africa and Southern African

Member

South African Academy of Religion

Member

Editorial Board of the Journal for Practical Theology in Southern Africa

Member

Society for Practical Theology in South Africa

Member

Theological Society of Southern Africa

Member

International Academy of Practical Theology

Member

Institute for Contextual Theology

Member

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