The Federal Theological Seminary of Southern Africa
was a multi-denominational seminary
in South Africa. It was opened in Alice, Eastern Cape
in 1963, in response to Apartheid
legislation such as the Group Areas Act
which forced colleges such as St Peter's Theological College
, a "whites only" area, to close or relocate.
The colleges opened in 1963 were: St Peter's (Anglican), John Wesley College (Methodist), St Columba’s (Presbyterian), and Adams United (Congregationalist).
The first principal was Father Aelred Stubbs who stepped aside after eight years to make way for an African principal. Fedsem closed in 1993.
Prominent alumni include Peter Kalangula.