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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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ARCHBISHOP TUTU ENDORSES THREE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2016 NOMINATIONS

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has endorsed three competing but complementary nominations for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination process closes tomorrow (1 February). The three nominations are: ·      The Aegean Solidarity Movement, in acknowledgement of the compassion of the people of the Greek Islands in opening their hearts and homes to hundreds of thousands of refugees

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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM THE TUTUS TO TYGERBERG CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

10 December 2015 Staff of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation have been hard at work at the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital this week preparing a special Christmas present for handover at a special ceremony tomorrow. In October, the Foundation launched the Leah Tutu Unsung Heroes award. Proceeds from an auction at the event have

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PRINCE HARRY, ON BEHALF OF THE QUEEN, HAS PRESENTED THE INSIGNIA OF AN HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE COMPANIONS OF HONOUR ON ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS DESMOND MPILO TUTU

Published on 30th November 2015 The Order of the Companions of Honour Prince Harry, on behalf of The Queen, has presented the Insignia of an Honorary member of The Order of the Companions of Honour on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu. The Queen has made this appointment in recognition of his services to UK Communities,

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COP21: HUMANITY’S LAST CHANCE SALOON

By Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu We are in uncharted territory. Never before have representatives of the entire human family had the opportunity to sit down together and collectively change the trajectory of our species and our earth. Leaders of the world’s nations gathered for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference

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