auditorium.jpg (3889 bytes)ksb_rsa_logo.jpg (8454 bytes)


Audio Sermons

Audio music
Text Sermons
Visitor Info
Outreaches
Choir
Confession
Articles
Links
Education
Ministers
Map
Photos
History
Cassette
Europe
Self-help
Internet
Faqs
HOME

                                    

Cedar College of Education Graduation, 21 March 2015

044.jpg (21821 bytes)

CCE is linked to North-West University and once a year those who achieved that B.Ed degrees the previous year, come back to Kwasizabantu Mission for the official graduation.

Since the students do the North-West University's curriculum they are also issued degrees by the appropriate officials from NWU. Officials were: Prof Robert Balfour (Acting Rector), Prof Barend Richter (Acting Campus Registrar), Dr Herman J van Vuuren (Acting Dean) and Prof Aubrey Golightly (Head of the division of Professional development of the faculty of Education), and Miss Daleen Gey Van Pittius.

Rev Erlo Stegen (Founder and Director of Kwasizabantu Mission and Recipient of the NWU Chancellor's Award), opened the 7pm proceeding with a devotion from Mat 12:43-45:
(43) "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none.
(44) Then it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.' And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order.
(45) Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation."

Rev Stegen highlighted the importance of filling the cleaned house with the Triune God. If it is clean but empty the devil will fetch worse friends and the last state is worse than the first. He used and example of two intellectual giants, Wernher von Braun and Joseph Stalin. Both were brilliant academics with a Christian background but their end was completely different. One advanced rocket science and freely testified of his faith in Christ. The other turned away from God and was responsible for the deaths of millions of Soviet citizens. His death was a terrible thing as his daughter, Svetlana, reported. Rev Stegen challenged the students to not just "clean" their houses but make sure that Christ fills it.

Prof Robert Balfour (who as Dean of the Education Faculty at NWU) was the Acting Rector for the graduation, gave an excellent talk on the state of education in South Africa and the need for equipped educators. (more to come when the text becomes available) Read in CV here.

As you will see in the photos below, families of the graduates were very expressive in their joy of witnessing the sons and daughters receive their B.Ed degrees. There was much African ululation.

043.jpg (158024 bytes) 044.jpg (85428 bytes) 045.jpg (105835 bytes)
046.jpg (138817 bytes) 049.jpg (176869 bytes)
054.jpg (152659 bytes) 055.jpg (83385 bytes) 067.jpg (144184 bytes)
068.jpg (143770 bytes)

Academic procession

070.jpg (140904 bytes)
073.jpg (148170 bytes) 074.jpg (119309 bytes)

students lead
singing of CCE anthem

077.jpg (102102 bytes)
081.jpg (84781 bytes) Prof R Balfour
officially opening
086.jpg (164306 bytes)  

 

Rev E. Stegen

092.jpg (73225 bytes) A. Roos, Program Director 095.jpg (158057 bytes) DSS brass band 099.jpg (73795 bytes)
100.jpg (142976 bytes) 108.jpg (86697 bytes) Dr H. van Vuuren
110.jpg (82636 bytes) Prof Balfour's speech 112.jpg (153313 bytes) 121.jpg (144793 bytes)
128.jpg (130645 bytes) 133.jpg (136120 bytes)
137.jpg (149847 bytes) 141.jpg (112619 bytes) 151.jpg (143364 bytes)
158.jpg (138736 bytes) 173.jpg (180075 bytes)
174.jpg (133350 bytes) 175.jpg (161822 bytes) 178.jpg (149078 bytes)
184.jpg (136117 bytes) 212.jpg (106385 bytes)
227.jpg (120683 bytes) 239.jpg (171098 bytes) 241.jpg (162241 bytes)
246.jpg (201331 bytes) 251.jpg (150248 bytes) CCE choir
254.jpg (154529 bytes) 256.jpg (130456 bytes) 165.jpg (141915 bytes)
166.jpg (152817 bytes) 266.jpg (74382 bytes) Dr I. Vermaak
270.jpg (135038 bytes) presents for officials 273.jpg (88074 bytes) Rev A Mdlalose (chairperson of College Board) 277.jpg (142016 bytes)
280.jpg (153069 bytes) Procession leaves
 

flag_rsa.gif (1795 bytes)
             
flag_ru.gif (1491 bytes)
             
flag_nl.gif (1281 bytes)
             
flag_de.gif (1245 bytes)
             
flag_ch.gif (764 bytes)
           
flag_fr.gif (1250 bytes)               
romania_flag.jpg (1925 bytes)              





Last edited on: Monday March 23, 2015     E-mail us at: mail@ksb.org.za          Return to KSB Home page