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Kairos SA History

Kairos South Africa History

1996 – David Denner visited a workshop for Kairos volunteers preparing to launch Kairos at The Verne, England, seeking financial support for his dependency recovery ministry in the prisons around Cape Town, South Africa.

May 1998 – The first Kairos South Africa Adhoc committee (committee formed to start up a prison ministry in an institution) was constituted for Pollsmoor prison in the Western Cape, thereby forming Kairos South Africa

December 1998 – Kairos #1, first Kairos weekend held in a South African prison in Pollsmoor. The rector(leader) of the weekend was David Denner.

12 December 1998 – the first Instructional Reunion was held in Pollsmoor

3 to 6 June 1999 – Pollsmoor weekend #2

16 to 18 September 1999 – First Kairos Advanced Training held in Cape Town

December 1999 – Pollsmoor  weekend #3

2000 – First Kairos Weekend in Drakenstein Prison Western Cape

13 January 1999 – First Adhoc committee formed in Gauteng.

9 February 1999 – First Gauteng Institutional agreement signed with Krugersdorp Prison

10 to 13 June 1999 – Krugersdorp Weekend #1

December 1999 – Krugersdorp Weekend #2

May 2000 – First Annual General Meeting of Kairos South Africa – Gauteng District

October 2000 – First Kairos weekend #1 in Modderbee Prison Springs

April 2001 – First Kairos weekend in Vereeniging Correctional Services

September 2001 – First Kairos Outside weekend held in Krugersdorp

September 2001 – First Kairos Ladies weekend #1 held in Johannesburg Correctional Services

September 2004 – First Kairos Weekend in ODI Prison, Pretoria

September2005–First Kairos Weekend in PretoriaFemale Prison, Pretoria

2006-First Kairos Weekend in Pietermaritzburg Prison Kwazulu Natal

March 2006 –First Kairos Weekend in Groenpunt Medium Prison, Vereeniging

October 2006 – First Torch weekend in Johannesburg Prison

May2007 – First Kairos Weekend in Groenpunt Maximum Prison, Vereeniging

First Kairos Weekend in Groenpunt Medium Prison, Vereeniging

2008- First 10 year celebration held in Pollsmoor prison

August 2008 – First Kairos weekend in Baviaanspoort medium prison Pretoria