The Council of African Independent Churches - CAIC is a registered Non-Profit Organization with Registration Number: 186-956 NPO. It was established in 1982 through the motivation by large yet inadequately structured (individual church congregational sized) independent churches' inability to participate within the South African Council of Churches - SACC affiliation in terms of its policy dynamics which primarily demanded SACC membership is operational in at least three provinces as a prerequisite. Thus the decision to form CAIC was arrived at to give Independent Churches equal to those of the traditionally known as mainline churches. In 1994, after the democratic dispensation, foreign countries pulled back their funding to many organizations including CAIC, thus CAIC no longer was able to fulfill the needs of the organization and as such the organization experienced a decline in its activities. CAIC in its heydays had Khanya Theological College duly registered to train ministers especially those who could not fulfill their proper theological training. However this role, since 2017, considering the inability of CAIC in fulfilling its theological training, came into agreement with the Association of Christian Religious Practitioners - ACRP which is fully accredited by South African Qualification Authority - SAQA to train it's members. Thus, all certificates we issue via ACRP are SAQA accredited and same start from no schooling background to Professorship. Apart from being the affiliate of the SACC, CAIC is also a member of the World Council of Churches - WCC and was represented by its General Secretary during its recent international conference held in Israel/Palestine in 2017.