The South African Council of Churches is born - 28 May 1968
"The South African Council of Churches (SACC) is third in line in a particular process of inter-church organisations. The General Missionary Conference was formed in 1904 to bring together various missionary groups to discuss and act upon common issues. This was replaced in 1936 by the Christian Council of South Africa (CCSA). This body changed its name to the South African Council of Churches, as well as its structure, at its 17th biennial meeting on 28 May 1968.
The major discussion for the meeting centred on the new constitution and how it could best reflect that the "Council" was truly a Council of South African Churches, and belonged to the Churches of South Africa.
Since that day, the story of the SACC has been a story of indigenisation and contextualisation. The Gospel remain the Gospel, the good news of salvation of Christ, but the way that Gospel is expressed has changed according to times and situations. The SACC has tried to express the never-changing Gospel in the changing scene of South Africa through the years of apartheid, transition and democracy".