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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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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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