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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

ARCHBISHOP TUTU MEETS THE SPRINGBOKS

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was thrilled to meet the Springbok rugby team in Cape Town today. He is a passionate Springbok supporter, and a massive fan of captain Siya Kolisi and coach Rassie Erasmus. Prior to joining Kolisi on the balcony of Cape Town City Hall to show the Rugby…

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Archbishop and Mrs Tutu’s message on the Rugby World Cup Win: “TIME FOR SOUTH AFRICANS TO START BELIEVING IN THEMSELVES AGAIN”

We are incredibly proud to be South Africans. What a fantastic achievement, Siya Kolisi, Rassie Erasmus, and all the players and staff. You have achieved much more than winning a Rugby World Cup; you have restored a self-doubting nation’s belief. We are a special country, and an extraordinary people. On…

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BULLETIN

CELEBRATING ARCHBISHOP TUTU’S 88TH BIRTHDAY: OPENING OF FORGOTTEN LIBERATORS EXHIBITION

Former Rivonia Trialist and long-term political prisoner Denis Goldberg will introduce the Forgotten Liberators exhibition at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on the eve of Archbishop Emeritus Tutu’s 88th birthday. The exhibition, sub-titled, Third World in World War II, presents a decolonised history of the Second World War, acknowledging the six million Jews who died in the holocaust as well as the 20 million others – including gay and lesbian people, gypsies, communists, Blacks and Third World conscripts – who lost their lives opposing the racism of Nazi Germany. The exhibition is the product of more than 20 years of research conducted by a group of scientists and journalists based in Cologne, Germany. It was previously exhibited at the Steve Biko Centre in King William’s Town. Approximately one million people from Great Britain’s colonies and another million people from French Colonies were conscripted as soldiers. They fought in the winters of Europe without adequate clothing or equipment, the colonies having to provide 90% of the materials for the war, including food. Not only did many die in battle, but they died of starvation while their families at home lost essential harvests. “The Arch has always made it a priority to acknowledge the role the international community played in the struggle against apartheid. Now we acknowledge the Third World’s role in the struggle against Nazism, once again under-scoring our human inter-dependency.” said Foundation chairman, Niclas Kjellstrom-Matseke. “This is history we need to know at a time of a resurgence of racism worldwide.”

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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