The Mission Church of Riebeek Kasteel is officially declared as an independent church from the Riebeek West congregation. The announcement took place in front of a large community of church leaders and its congregation.

While the Mission Church of Riebeek Kasteel could now make a lot more of its own decisions, it still had to get the necessary approval from the Mother Church of Riebeek Kasteel. The Mission Church was allowed to select a minister, but it was the mother church that would give the final approval. The mother church also paid half the salaries of the church and school. The minister for the Mission Church remained a white man.

NG Mission church minutes 1948