Piet Meiring is an emeritus professor, University of Pretoria. He was born in Johannesburg in 1941, and studied at the University of Pretoria and the Free University, Amsterdam. He is an ordained minister of the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC). After serving as Professor in Church History and Missiology at the University of the North (1973-1975), and having been pastor of two Pretoria congregations of the DRC, he was appointed to the chair of Missiology at the University of Pretoria (1988). He served on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1996-1998). He acted as advisor on reconciliation issues in a number of countries. In 2020 the Andrew Murray-Desmond Tutu Prize Committee named him the first recipient of the newly established Jaap Durand/Denise Ackerman Prize for Unity, Justice and Reconciliation.