In 2006 DCMA started training deaf missionaries/pastors to reach the 400 000 deaf in South Africa, using Veritas accredited training. The deaf are an unreached group in South Africa.
In March 2009 four deaf students received their Advanced Diplomas from Veritas College International (see photo below). And in November 2009, two of them were ordained as pastors in the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) and two in the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM).
Back row from left to right: Jeremy Bloxham (VCI Director: Corporate Risk), Anthony Salie (student), Hennie Burger (student), Dr Rocco Hough (chairman of DCMA’s advice committee), Rev Jan Oberholzer (Head: DCMA); Rev Ivan Skinner (VCI Director: Training Operations); Dr Bennie Wolvaardt (VCI CEO & Chairman)
Front row left to right: Rensburg Aggenbach (student), Rev Mia Lintvelt (DCMA Lecturer and pioneer of the training), Elsabe Döman (student) , Moira Wolvaardt (VCI Director: Vocational Training.)
Anthony Salie, Prof Elna Mouton (University of Stellenbosch) and Elsabe Döman at the DRC ordination ceremony
Hennie Burger and Rensburg Aggenbach with their wives at their ordination by Dr Izak Burger of the AFM (second from left)
DCMA students being trained by Rev. Mia Lintvelt
Singing praises in sign language