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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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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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