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ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS DESMOND TUTU BACKS NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN

I wish to associate myself with our Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s advocacy for a national health system that cares for all South Africans, regardless of their wealth. Access to health care is a basic human right; denying people access to health care is to deny their humanity. The fact that less than 20%

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HONORARY SENIOR FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter the Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth were presented with Honorary Fellowships from Regent’s University London in recognition of their outstanding contributions to human rights. The event, hosted by Professor Simon Jarvis, Deputy Vice Chancellor, took place at the One&Only Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday

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WORLD BEYOND WAR

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu announcing September 2016 event to abolish war.

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WOMEN LEADERS TALK GENDER EQUITY | SKOLL WORLD FORUM 2016

This Skoll World Forum 2016 session featured women in leadership. Panelists, from Left to Right, were: Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; Sisters Capital CEO Halla Tomasdottir; Founding President of the Voice of Libyan Women Alaa Murabit; and the Rev. Mpho Tutu. The moderator was Pat Mitchell. Some highlights from the conversation: “We may not

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ARCHBISHOP & MRS LEAH TUTU RECEIVE ARCHBISHOP’S AWARD FOR PEACE WITH JUSTICE

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba presented Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu & Mrs Leah Tutu with the Archbishop’s Award for Peace with Justice this morning in Cape Town. Archbishop Tutu and Mrs Leah Tutu were delighted to have received one of the highest orders within the Anglican Church. They received the Archbishop’s Award for Peace with Justice for their

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BOARD APPROVES ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS

Executive Director back at her desk   The Board of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has concluded its audit of the institution’s administrative and governance systems and ordered its Executive Director, the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu Van Furth, back to work. In January, as a precautionary measure, the Board asked the the Reverend

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DESMOND & LEAH TUTU LEGACY FOUNDATION DIVESTS FROM FOSSIL FUELS

Urges South African fund managers to create new ethical investment vehicles The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation has resolved to divest from fossil fuels, and to pressure South African investment companies and fund managers to create a new breed of ethical investment vehicle devoid of fossil fuel, mining, tobacco and alcohol components. The resolution, proposed

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LEVEL UP SA TALK ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS WITH THE FOUNDATION

  LevelUpSA talk about ‪#‎HumanRights‬ with the Programme manager from‪#‎DLTLF‬. ‪#‎KnowYourHumanRights‬

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WORLD TB DAY

  The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation donated 10 ECG machines to the Western Cape Department of Health in Gugulethu at an event commemorating World TB Day. The portable machines will enable patients receiving a newly approved medicine for the treatment of Multiple Drug Resistant TB to undergo regular ECG monitoring at community clinics

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#WorldWaterDay Event

22 March 2016 is World Water Day. The Foundation, along with Operation Hydrate, would like to commemorate this day by holding an event to educate the public on water conservation. This event will also mark the end of a 22-day water collection drive in Cape Town, which has been supported by the city. The water

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