Five Days of Violence Prevention | Nontando Hadebe
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Nontando Hadebe


Nontando Hadebe is a lay woman theologian whose area of focus is Contextual, Pastoral and Liberation theology in the African context particularly women’s theologies and lately ecological issues. Her first studies were in law at the High Court of Zimbabwe. After turning to theology, she has completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Her doctoral dissertation at St Augustine College was entitled A Trinitarian theological response to gender challenges in the context of HIV/Aids in Southern Africa. Nontando is a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians as well as the TCCRSA Women’s Caucus comprising Catholic women theologians in Africa. She has recently returned from the USA, where she was Visiting Fellow at the Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University (Aug-Dec 2014) and Fulbright scholar in residence at Emmanuel College, Boston (January-May 2015). She has published a number of articles and book chapters, one of the latest being her contribution entitled Reading the Signs: Maternal Mortality and Reproductive rights in Africa included in the anthology Catholic Women Speak: Bringing our Gifts to the Table (Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ, 2015). In January 2016 she will resume full time work at St Augustine as a Senior Lecturer.