Southern Africa


ICMDA's Southern Africa region covers the area from Angola and Zambia down to South Africa. There are ten countries here with six of them having an affiliated group with ICMDA. South Africa's CMF was a member from the beginning in 1966.

There are 185 million people living in Southern Africa with a third of them resident in South Africa itself. The area has a rich Christian heritage with nearly one in five being evangelical.

There are racial tensions and political instability in some places, and the effects of HIV/AIDS continues to be have a crippling effect.

There are just 23 medical schools in the region, with more than half of them in Zambia and South Africa. There are on average 20 health care professionals for every 10,000 people.

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Field Workers

Augustin Lutakwa

AEO for Sub-Saharan Africa

Tygie Nadesan

Southern Africa Regional Secretary

Mfanelo Sobekwa

Regional Representative for Southern Africa

Hannes Steinberg

Southern Africa board member (vice-chair)

Mulinda Nyirenda

Southern Africa board member

Khozya Zyambo

Area Representative for Southern Africa

Faith Masanganise

Area Representative for Southern Africa


ICMDA members:

Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

We have contact groups in:

Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia