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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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CAPE TOWN LAUNCH OF #OperationHydrate

BLESSING OF THE WATER: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu blesses water collected at the Cape Town launch of #OperationHydrate today. Joining him are Razaan Bailey of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Mrs Leah Tutu, Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia De Lille, Miss Earth South Africa 2014 Ilze Saunders and Yusuf Abramjee of #OperationHydrate.

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OPERATION HYDRATE TO LAUNCH 22-DAY DRIVE IN CAPE TOWN TOMORROW (1 MARCH 2016)

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation invites media to the Cape Town launch of Operation Hydrate tomorrow (1 March at 11H00). The Cape Town campaign will initially comprise a focussed 22-day water collection programme culminating on World Water Day, on 22 March. Operation Hydrate is a civil society response to the prevailing drought in

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Archbishop & Mrs Tutu support #OperationHydrate

  “We are very sad and concerned about the drought that has gripped our country. But we are thrilled to see the response of so many through #OperationHydrate. It is compassion in action, and it has our full support.”

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STATEMENT FROM ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU ON THE DECISION BY THE NDPP TO PROSECUTE SUSPECTS IMPLICATED IN THE KIDNAPPING, TORTURE & MURDER OF NOKUTHULA SIMELANE

I welcome the decision of the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) to prosecute some of the suspects implicated in the kidnapping, torture and murder of the young freedom fighter, Nokuthula Simelane, in 1983. It is a most significant and historic decision. The questions I ask are: What has taken them so long? Why did the authorities

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ARCHBISHOP TUTU: “LET’S NOT ABANDON OUR COMMITMENT TO RECONCILIATION”

The consequences of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s business being left unfinished included perpetrators of apartheid era human rights violations evading justice, victims being denied the closure they deserved – and cracks in the fabric of the nation emerging and being exploited by political opportunists, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said. Archbishop Tutu was the chairperson of the commission. Archbishop Tutu was responding to the laying

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