Prof. R. S. Tshaka holds a BTh (UWC), MDIV (University of Stellenbosch), Lic. Theol (Univ. Stellenbosch), MTh (Free University of Amsterdam) and a DTh (University of Stellenbosch). He is an alumna of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. He has lectured Theology and Ethics at the Murray Theological College in Zimbabwe. Was Associate Professor of Ethics and Community at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey, USA. He is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa and is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Systematic Theology at the University of South Africa. His current research interests are in the fields of black studies. He has published in the areas of Being African and Reformed as well as Afrophobia. He is married with children.