Rites of passage are usually well-prepared occasions that are planned to mark the transitions to different life stages. These stages include birth, initiation into adulthood, marriage, death, and burial in most cultures. The Adventist perspective on the significance of these rites is, firstly, a critique of African Christianity in its theology of inculturation. Secondly, it seeks to provide a missiological approach in outreach to adherents of African Traditional Religion or those steeped in the African worldview.
Christopher Robinson was a British-born Seventh-day Adventist pioneer in southern Africa.
Rosie Le Meme Adventist Nursing Home is a foster care home for the elderly and mentally or physically disabled persons, owned and managed by the Mauritius Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Rusangu Rural Health Centre is a grant-aided health institution of the Southern Zambia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Rusangu Secondary School is a Seventh-day Adventist boarding school under the South Zambia Conference. The school is recognized by the government of Zambia.
Rusangu University is a co-educational institution of higher learning jointly owned and operated by the Northern Zambia Union Conference and the Southern Zambia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
The Samahuru Clinic is a subsidiary medical institution of the West Zimbabwe Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Seychelles Mission is a church administrative unit of the Indian Ocean Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Samuel Tambamane Shapa was a Zambian Seventh-day Adventist teacher, pastor and church administrator.
Sitoti SDA Mission Rural Health Center is owned by the West Zambia Field of Seventh-day Adventists, and is operated through government grants and donations.
John Miyambu Sitwala was a pastor, church administrator, and mentor to the youth and to young leaders.
Solusi University is a chartered institution of higher learning owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Zimbabwe.
The Republic of South Africa is one of the countries that constitute the territory of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
South Botswana Conference is a subsidiary church administrative unit of the Botswana Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
South Zambia Conference is a subsidiary of the Southern Zambia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Southern Africa Union Conference is a subsidiary church administrative unit of the Southern African-Indian Ocean Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division is a sub-entity of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, which coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church work in the southern region of Africa.
Southern Conference was a subsidiary church administrative unit in the Southern Africa Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists from 1927 to 1997.
Melvin C. Sturdevant was an American Seventh-day Adventist pioneer missionary to Southern Africa.
Daniel Christian Theunissen was the first South African person of mixed race to be ordained as a Seventh-day Adventist minister.