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THE 9th ANNUAL

DESMOND TUTU

INTERNATIONAL PEACE LECTURE
7th OCTOBER 2019

Strive Masiyiwa
Tackling Corruption in the Private & Public Sector:
Restoring Citizen Trust Locally and Globally.

“I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation was established in Cape Town in 2013. It is a centre of knowledge and discourse, a repository for intellectual property, and a platform to reconnect people to each other and to their own integrity.

The Foundation is a physical space for exhibitions, programmes and events, and an intellectual space for the development of human consciousness about the critical issues affecting the earth and its inhabitants.

LATEST NEWS

TUTU FOUNDATION’S CALL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE ON THE CAPE FLATS

A spike in high-profile gang assassinations in Cape Town, culminating in the killing of a notorious gang boss yesterday, has sparked fears of a wave of violence in the city. The culture of gangsterism is deeply rooted on the Cape Flats, where people of colour – forcibly removed from suburbs…

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Leave no one behind – the 2019 ChildGauge report released

12 December was Universal Health Coverage Day. The question we must be asking - how far have we come in ensuring that our communities have better access to healthcare? On 10 December 2019, the Children’s Institute released the 2019 ChildGauge with a focus on Child and adolescent health. With the…

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BULLETIN

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND PRAYERS

There has been an outpouring of love, affection and well wishes to Archbishop Desmond Tutu who is undergoing treatment in hospital for a recurring infection. How thrilling for the Archbishop to receive such a deluge of support! Thank you very much. In the interests of balancing everyone’s concern for our much loved Arch, his personal privacy and medical confidentiality, we ask you to continue directing messages through our Facebook page. These will regularly be conveyed to the Arch. We hope that the Archbishop's combination of zeal and inner strength, together with your ocean of love, will soon see him home. Piyushi Kotecha. CEO. Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

WORDS OF WISDOM

THE ISSUE

THE TEMPTATIONS AND CORRUPTING INFLUENCE OF POWER

“Even when we have a democratically elected government – popularly elected, loved by everybody – those who are in government are not God. They are still human beings who will be susceptible to the temptations and corrupting influence of power, and the church must always be vigilant.”

Interview with Archbishop Tutu by Kevin Harris, 1992

TODAY

IRREVOCABLY COMMITTED TO ROOTING OUT CORRUPTION

“Much of the confidence that the country had 20 months ago has dissipated as the reality of the problems we face became clearer. This confidence was born out of the hope that we would quickly undo the damage that was done over a number of years. Implementing change does take time. The important issue is that we should move in a determined way to effect change while remaining irrevocably committed to rooting out state capture, corruption and malfeasance.”  

Cyril Ramaphosa, From the Desk of the President, September 2019

TOMORROW

THREE STEPS TOWARDS CORRUPTION-FREE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

“Corruption is crippling progress on poverty reduction, healthcare, education, climate action, and more. A recent survey from Transparency International shows that over a quarter of African citizens, particularly the poorest and youngest, have to pay bribes to get hospital treatment or a driving license. In such cases, sustainable development remains a distant dream. As world leaders meet in New York for the 2019 High-Level Week to review the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are urging them to take three steps towards corruption-free sustainable development…”

Transparency International, September 2019
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