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WELCOMING THE POLYNESIAN BRANCH OF THE HUMAN FAMILY HOME

The extraordinary double-hulled Polynesian sailing canoe, Hokule‘a, makes landfall in Cape Town tomorrow, the halfway point of a worldwide cultural journey of sharing, learning and connecting. The visitors are being hosted in Cape Town by the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation. The Hokule‘a is a 60-foot replica of an ancient Polynesian voyaging craft, not

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ICONIC HAWAIIAN CANOE ON WORLDWIDE VOYAGE TO ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN

Hawai‘i Delegation of Crew Members, Teachers and Students to Engage with Cape Town and Mossel Bay Community. Navigating only by the stars and other natural elements, traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a will be arriving in Cape Town on Saturday, November 14, as part of a Worldwide Voyage covering more than 60,000 nautical miles, 100 ports, and

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RHINO WALKER SHOWS HOW TO DO IT FOR OTHERS

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation salutes Anton Fouche, an “ordinary” South African doing extraordinary things on behalf of us all. Fouche, who does home maintenance work for a living in Lephalale, in Limpopo Province, completes an epic trek across the country at Nobel Square in Cape Town’s Waterfront on Saturday. He has dragged

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BUSY TEA-TIME AT TUTU LEGACY FOUNDATION

Joining Team Tutu for tea at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation offices today were leader of the Democratic Alliance (South Africa’s official opposition) Mr Mmusi Maimane, Mrs Natalie Maimane and a group representing the international non-profit organisation, Close the Gap. Mr Maimane described the visit as a pilgrimage that restored his hope in

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THE THREADS THAT GIVE THE FABRIC OF THE NATION ITS STRENGTH – UNSUNG HEROES AWARD

Scattered far and wide across the valleys and plains of our beautiful country in the cadre of extraordinary “ordinary” South Africans, threads who give the fabric of our nation strength. They perform incredible acts of kindness and compassion in the service of their people – selflessly – fuelled by love, not money. You probably haven’t

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CITY, DESMOND & LEAH TUTU LEGACY FOUNDATION UNVEIL PLAQUE AND SIGN CEREMONIAL LEASE FOR GRANARY

Archbishop Emeritus and Freeman of the City of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu Our birthday girl, Mama Leah Tutu Reverend Mpho Tutu Members of the media Ladies and gentlemen It is an immense privilege to be here on this very significant day. We wanted to find a fitting way in which to honour you, Mama Leah

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MRS NOMALIZO LEAH TUTU’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TOMORROW

Unsung Heroes Award to be presented to 101-year-old Sowetan Mrs Nomalizo Leah Tutu celebrates her 82nd birthday tomorrow (Wednesday 14 October 2015) with a tea party in Cape Town, where she will present the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation’s inaugural Unsung Heroes Award to Ma Ethel Selloane Ann Leisa. Mrs Leisa was born in

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5th ANNUAL DESMOND TUTU INTERNATIONAL PEACE LECTURE

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, to deliver the Fifth Annual Desmond Tutu Peace Lecture at the University of the Western Cape – the day of Archbishop Tutu’s 84th birthday. Madonsela has been asked to respond to the question: Democracy and Peace: What’s law got to do with it?

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ARCHBISHOP TUTU’S 84th BIRTHDAY

ARCHBISHOP TUTU’S 84th BIRTHDAY: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu celebrated a special family Eucharist at home on his birthday this morning. After threatening to burn the house down with a cake bearing 84 candles, the family headed to a local restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, restaurant staff gathered around the Archbishop and Mrs Leah Tutu to

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia De Lille visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Mrs Leah Tutu for tea at their Milnerton, Cape Town, home this morning ahead of the Archbishop’s 84th birthday tomorrow. Mrs Tutu celebrates her eighty-somethingth birthday on October 14. The couple have been married for 60 years. The Archbishop, who has

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