St. Joseph’s Delegature in South Africa is made up members from South Africa, Germany, Nigeria and Malawi. Father Cosmas Onwukwe SAC is the Delegate Superior with 3 other council members.
We are present in 3 provinces in the country:
- Western Cape, in the Oudsthoorn Diocese: This was the earliest presence of the Pallottines in South Africa. Many Pallottine missionaries founded parish missions and build almost all the church structures in the diocese. Presently we are only in one parish called St. Vincent Pallotti Parish, Pacaltsdorp and we run a retreat center called Step-Aside. The center provides a suitable environment for prayer, retreats, workshops and accommodation. It is the oldest and only Catholic center in the diocese.
- Eastern Cape, in the Queenstown Diocese: There has been also a long Pallottine presence with missionaries that founded many mission stations and made the diocese what it is today. Presently, we have confreres in three parishes of the diocese. We have a farm and retreat center called Pallotti Farm Centre. It is a very big place divided into retreat, accommodation center and large farm land, mostly for cattle and vegetables. The center can accommodate up to 300 people and is famous for the lovely prayerful architectures around the whole space.
- KwazuluNatal: We have a scholasticate and postulancy. Our students go to school at the St. Joseph’s Theological Institute Cedara, not far from Merrivale. They also get involve in charity and parish work.
Our work in South Africa centers around retreat, helping the poor and pastoral activities. We opened another mission in Malawi this year and we are in dialogue with the Archbishop of Lilongwe, as we try to find our feet in the place he gave us – Khapatikha.
Pallotti Farm Komani
P.O. Box 2740
ZA-5322 Queenstown, Südafrika