Protestantism in South Africa

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu (pictured) is an influential Protestant (Anglican) South African

The history of Protestantism in South Africa dates back to the initial European settlement on the Cape of Good Hope in 1652. Since then, Protestantism has been the predominant religion of the European settlers and today, of South Africa as a whole.

Protestant churches in South Africa[edit]

According to the CIA Factbook, while the majority of South Africans are Protestant, no individual church predominates. The largest Protestant denomination in the country is Pentecostalism, followed by Methodism, Dutch Reformed and Anglicans.

Protestant denominations in South Africa include:

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