It looks like I will be able to register with the University of KwaZulu-Natal for a PhD, no problem. I work with some great people this year. One of them followed up my application for me and it seems that all is good. So I've been (more or less) officially told to get going with my proposal. Hooray!
I'll be doing some stuff specific to the Methodist Church relating to the operating of churches within the Black section and within the English-speaking section. They operate very differently and I hope, using Systems Theory, to find better ways of understanding each other and cooperating. I believe in what I will be doing! I hope that it works out like I expect.