A Child of Apartheid

A Memoir of A Colored Capetonian

by Noble F. Scheepers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/10/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9798823005678
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 298
ISBN : 9798823005661

About the Book

This book is dedicated to the memory of my beloved daughter, Sandi Pearl, who passed on twenty two days before her fourteenth birthday in March 2002. The memories of her ministry to the choir, Spiritual dancing, and junior youth still today lingers on in the memories of many young people from the Factreton township whom she regarded as her peers, and they in return looked up to her. I also dedicate this book to my son, Robin, Medical Doctor, and Psychiatrist, who passed away after attending a psychiatrist’s conference in a Drakensberg Mediclinic on October 25, 2021, aged forty-one. His mother, Valda, and I are still grieving this unprecedented and unexpected loss. Robin, in particular, was keen to see this book published. He was exemplary in life, conduct, ethics, and intellect, and made us, his family, and colleagues proud. He was, undoubtedly, a product of the hope and success of a new South Africa. However, the circumstances leading to the passing on of my children in relation to the treatment they received at the respective medical institutions have been a blatant reminder to me, that, if they were of the white race, the results may have been different. No amount of litigation will bring them back, but I am comforted that in Sandi’s fourteen, and Robin’s forty one years, they have left a legacy of goodness and hope, relative to their exemplary achievements. In addition, their mother Valda and I live with beautiful memories of them.

About the Author

The Reverend Noble F. Scheepers – Episcopal Priest, Diocese of Massachusetts, USA Intentional Interim Priest Past organizer of the Masakane Project, Indaba Diocesan project, and Mission project to the Western Cape, South Africa. Past Dean of the South Shore Deanery Past Co-chair of the Diocesan Racial Justice Commission Ordained Priest within the Anglican Church of South Africa, 1992. Dedicated pastoral minister with a strong emphasis on equipping young people with leadership skills within the Church and community. Proven record in development of liturgy, stewardship, musical programs, spiritual development in congregations, and engagement in the surrounding community. of Southern Africa. Facilitated programs to stem the exodus of youth from the Anglican Church to Pentecostal churches. EDUCATION 2013-2015 Episcopal Divinity School EDS Cambridge, MA USA Masters Degree in Theological Studies (May 2015) Focus on Liberation Theology, Racial Justice, and Feminism Certificate in Theological Studies (May 2014) EDS Intentional Interim Priest training Course 2021 2006-2008 Philippi Trust Cape Town, South Africa Advanced Certificate in Christian Counselling 1992 Federal Theological Seminary Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Diploma in Theology 1992 Groote Schuur Hospital Cape Town, South Africa Pastoral Care Chaplaincy Course 1975 Scholarship from the South African Typographical Society to pursue National Diploma in Printing Management 1974 Diploma in Lithography Peninsula Technikon Cape Town, South Africa Parishes served: Church of the Resurrection, Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, SA St. Nicholas, Matroosfontein, Cape Town, SA St. Timothy's, Factreton, Cape Town, SA St. John the Evengelist, Crawford, Cape Town, SA Christ Church Iglesia de San Juan, Hyde Park, MA, USA Good Shepherd, Dedham, MA, USA Holy Trinity, Marshfield, MA, USA St. John, Westwood, MA, USA The Church of the Province of Southern Africa: Provincial Youth Chaplain (1994 – 2002) Planned and designed bi-annual youth conferences for youth and youth chaplains PUBLICATION, TRAINING MANUAL Certificate Course for the Theology of Youth Ministry, Anglican Church of Southern Africa (2000)