Rothney S. Tshaka was born in Ritchie, a small village on the outskirts of Kimberley in the Northern Cape of South Africa. He completed his secondary schooling at the local school there, and proceeded to study Theology at the University of the Western Cape (BTh). He then moved to the University of Stellenbosch, obtaining an MDiv cum laude and a Licentiate in Theology. He has an MTh from the Free University of Amsterdam and a DTh from the University of Stellenbosch. He is an alumna of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur Georgia. He taught Theology and Ethics at the Murray Theological College in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, and was also elected dean of students. He was Associate Professor of Ethics and Community at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey, USA. He is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the URCSA and is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy and Systematic Theology at the University of South Africa. He has published in the areas of systematic theology and theological ethics. His current research interests are in the areas of ‘African and Reformed,’ white privilege and black internalised suffering as well as race and politics in general. He is married to Precious and they have two boys Xolani (14) and Vuyani (4).