Jevrou Netshakhuma was officially appointed by Archbishop Dr EMM Mureri on 12 March 2017 as the Head of the UAAC Women Ministry. Prior to that she worked hard at Thohoyandou District where she encouraged women to participate at all church functions, mainly leading groups of women to Zimbabwe and other excursions meant to uplift women and marketing the UAAC. She is also well known for her powerful sermons and parental advices.
Jev Maluleke was re-appointed Deputy Head of the Woman Committee Gauteng Women Leader by Archbishop Dr Mureri on 11March 2018. A hardworking elderly lady by nature, Jev Maluleke is well known for building the women structure in the Greater Malamulele area.
Jevrou Mpolosi was appointed as Deputy Head of the Women Ministry on 12 March 2017. Better known for her powerful singing, Jevrou Mpolosi was Gauteng Women Leader before relocating permanently to Limpopo. She is well known for her good Organisational skills.
Jev Mbatsane was appointed Gauteng Women Leader by Archbishop Dr Mureri on 13 May 2018. A natural philanthropist, but down to earth individual, Jevrou Mbatsane already gained prominence in Gauteng prior to her appointment, as she worked tirelessly to ensure that both the young and old wear proper uniform. She is also well known for her generosity which cuts across all church departments.
Chief Inspector A Ramalamula
Chief Inspector Annah Ramalamula is the leader of Inspectors within the the National Women structure. Her organisational skills in Women affairs over the years have propelled the Women Ministry to assemble the second biggest gathering of the United African Apostolic Church in the form of the National Women Conference that meets during the second week of March annually. Mu-Chief, as affectionately known at church, is well known for her cohesive and administrative skills.
Senior Inspector S Tshisikhawe
Senior Inspector Sylvia Tshisikhawe `s administrative skills are well known within the Women Ministry. She has moved up the ranks from leading women committee at Balethavha district to the second highest position within the Women Committee.
Women Ministry: Our story
Whilst the age of gender equity and women empowerment was only ushered with the advent of democracy in South Africa, the UAAC leadership already recognized the importance of women participation in church almost decade earlier with the establishment of the UAAC Women‘s movement in 1987. In this regard, the church leadership took a principled decision that women are just as important or valued as men. They should be honored and rewarded for their work as men. However, biblical teachings still guide women activities in relation to the church.
Consequently, the UAAC women’s ministry is one of the most essential and influential parts of the church. Since inception in 1987, the ministry had successfully fostered spiritual and mental development amongst women, both young and old. As a result, the National Women Conference is the second biggest gathering of the UAAC.
The ministry also encourages interaction with other women with common interests. Prayer services through night vigils are encouraged at a district level.
Their activities also place more emphasis on building families and praying for families and the entire church. They exchange ideas on attributes of a “good mother / women” in the family, church, at work and in the social circles. All these should be in accordance with biblical teachings.
The ministry also plays a role in empowering women on the following areas:
- Personal growth
- Positive thinking and attitudes towards self and life and self-esteem.
The National Women Conference is held at the end of March or beginning of April, whilst Provincial Conferences are held in May each year .