The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. About the size of the US state of New Jersey, its eastern border is along Mozambique with South Africa surrounding the remainder. It’s a peaceful place with a temperate climate and ruled by a monarch, King Mswati III.
Where is the ACC campus?
African Christian College is located near the airport in the rural area of Tubungu, near Matsapha, Swaziland. The campus is quiet and safe among the rolling hills15 kilometers from the city of Manzini.
About 9 hectacres of campus are reserved for the academic campus and housing, 50 hectacres are devoted to a macadamia nut orchard and another 8 hectacres for general agricultural use to support the college and cafeteria.
A satellite view of our campus shows a unique perspective of our campus. It’s hard to do photographic justice on 200 acres and 14,000 macadamia trees in an orchard without it.
What about accreditation?
Higher education accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which ACC is evaluated by an external body to determine if applicable standards are met. In many African countries, this is done by governmental agencies and not recognized by schools outside that country. ACC is currently recognized as an affiliate with the Association for Christian Theological Education in African (ACTEA), an independent and pan-Africa council recognized globally for its standards. As an affiliate, we are now positioned to achieve full accreditation.
Macadamia nuts? Really?
On our campus, we have over 14,000 macadamia nut trees. This orchard is a high-tech operation harvesting tons of nuts each year. The first trees were planted after African nationals donated funds to start the orchard in 1997. Since then, others have donated funds to plant and operate the orchard. In 2010, our crop reached a level to cover its operational costs. Sales earned additional revenue for the college for the first time in 2011. Currently, Texas residents can purchase our macadamia nuts in the Healthy Living Sections of Central Market and HEB+ stores and macadamia oil under our brand UKWAZI Makadamia.
Are you a nonprofit?
African Christian College is recognized by both the Swaziland and USA governments as nonprofit corporations. In the US, we’re a 501(c)3 and your gifts are tax-deductible.