bishop priest Archbishop of Cape Town
He attended Lovedale High School, Alice, Eastern Cape and completed his schooling there in December 1958.
He was the Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman and Archbishop of Cape Town. In March 1960 he was involved in anti-Pass Law demonstrations while a student at the University of Cape Town and was later arrested for his anti-apartheid activities. From August 1963 he served a three-year sentence on Robben Island as a political prisoner.
On his release he was served with a two-year banning order.
Ndungane decided to seek ordination during his imprisonment on Robben Island. In 1971 the Most Reverend Robert Selby Taylor, Archbishop of Cape Town, sent him to Street Peter’s College, Alice, Eastern Cape.
He was ordained a deacon in December 1973 and a priest in July 1974. He served his first curacy in Athlone, Cape Town in the Diocese of Cape Town.
In 1975 he left South Africa for King"s College London, where he earned his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees while he was a curate in London.
After his time in London he had a short time as an assistant chaplain at Street George’s Church in Paris. He returned to South Africa in 1980 and was appointed the rector of Street Nicholas" Matroosfontein. Phillip Russell, archbishop of Cape Town, appointed him as his representative in the Diocese of Johannesburg
In 1984 he was mandated by Archbishop Russell to take responsibility for reopening Street Bede’s Theological College, Umthatha, which had been closed.
In 1985 he was appointed principal of Street Bede’son
In 1991 he was elected Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman. In 2006, he founded African Monitor, a pan-African non-profit organization that monitors both the fulfillment of the promises of both aid-giving and aid-receiving countries.