RSA-Cape Town
Contact Information
Office Contact:

Keith Herne

Office Address:

Headquarters
58 Disa Road, Admiral’s Park, Gordon’s Bay
Western Cape 7140
REP OF SOUTH AFRICA

Business: +27 21 856-3110
Fax: +27 21 856-2691
Email: southafrica@vgroffice.org


Country Demographics

Capital:
Pretoria (administrative capital)

Population:
43,786,115

Languages:
IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2%

Religion:
Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, Muslim 1.5%, other Christian 36%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1%

Life Expectancy:
42.37 years

GDP per-capita:
$9,800

Of Interest:
South Africa's coast stretches more than 2,500 kilometers (1,550 mi) across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. South Africa is one of only 17 countries worldwide considered Megadiverse. It has more than 20,000 different plants, about 10% of all the known species of plants on Earth. VGR has more offices in South Africa than in any other country in the world.

Location:
Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa

Office Staff

Keith Herne

Office Manager

Manager History:

I was approached in 1989 to work for Voice of God in South Africa. I began by sending out orders of books and cassettes. As the request for material grew, so did my responsibilities. I was given the task to start the recording studio for the different South African languages beginning with the Zulu and the Afrikaans. Next were the Xhosa and the South Sotho.

The need for the gapped messages spilt over to the neighbouring states and the Bemba language from Zambia, Chichewa from Malawi, Swahili from Kenya and Shona from Zimbabwe were also included on the South African recording schedule schedule. Even South Korea was added at one stage.

Since the studios were recently opened in Malawi and Zimbabwe, all the across border languages are done there. The recently added languages in South Africa that were added is Tsonga, Venda and North Sotho. I was sent to Durban to open the library with Brother Ronnie Pillay in 1991.

Material for Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe had to be sent by road from Cape Town as the material arrived from Jeffersonville. The need to go on trips and make personal contact with the believers was a necessity and I was sent to accomplish this task.

As I was operating the office in Cape Town alone, it was obvious that I needed help and Sister Gaylene was employed in 1997. This gave more freedom to go on more missionary trips and see what the needs of the people were.

In 2000, another library was opened in Johannesburg and today it is operating efficiently by Brother Solly Reneke. In 2001, I was sent to Namibia to open a library for the people across the border. It is currently manned by Brother Marius and Brother Archie. In 2003, I was entrusted with the task of opening a library in Kimberley and Brother Timmy is still at the helm of that office.

The demand for me to go on more trips increased and I needed more hands on deck. In 2009 Brother Steven was brought on board and he was trained to take the responsibility of the recording studio. Sister Melissa was approached in 2012 to assist with the subtitling and the orders.

Brother Steven is the manager of the Voice of God office in Durban. He is also operating a recording studio in Durban and this has also eased the recording load from the Cape Town studio. Brother Steven had to be replaced in the studio and Brother Laurence filled that gap in 2013. As technology advanced, Brother Seth stepped up to the mark in 2014.

The course that the Cape Town office has come through was an exciting experience. It has stood as a shinning beacon to guide many souls to Jesus Christ by way of the Message of the hour that was delivered by Brother Branham. It has served as a Victorious vessel for the Lord and we’ll work till Jesus come.


Sister Gaylene Pillay Office Secretary/Financial Accountant

Sister Melissa Herne Reception Assistant

Brother Laurence Herne Studio Engineer

Office History

The office was originally a work shed that was used by the previous owner. It was changed into two sections; one for shelves to store the books and tapes, the other as an office. Later, the store room was reduced to accommodate a recording studio. The first languages to be recorded in the Cape Town office studio were Zulu and Afrikaans.

Voice of God Recording office in Gordon's Bay started in 1988. Gordon's Bay is situated approximately sixty kilometers from the Cape Town. The present office location then shared a plot of ground with Emmanuel Assembly purchased by Brother Theo Erasmus who was the pastor of Emmanuel Assembly.