Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation launches inspiring TutuTalks series

Discover how social entrepreneur Samantha Mkandhla learned to overcome the personal cost of servant leadership and still work to make the world a better place, when you attend the first in the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation’s 2021 TutuTalks series.

Mkandhla, who founded the award-winning social justice and advocacy platform Lady Liberty SA in 2014 to provide marginalised women with access to the justice system, will deliver the first in the Foundation’s TutuTalks 2021: Showcasing Moral and Ethical Leadership series, on 11 May.

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation is using the TutuTalks series to reframe unresolved issues within civil society and uncover what moral and ethical leadership entails. The intention is to not only spread ideas, but also to empower young African leaders. Mkandhla’s talk is presented in collaboration with the African Leadership Institute, and sponsored by the Motsepe Foundation.

The Foundation feels that giving dynamic and inspirational young African leaders an international platform will play a critical role in inspiring other young Africans to become ethical leaders in their schools, communities and societies.

We recognise the importance of representation in leadership positions and the need to retain a community focus as one grows in a leadership position. The TutuTalks series will offer a rich, participative curation of experiences, insights and wisdom, and an exploration of compelling narratives for emulation, through dynamic storytelling.

Among many accolades, Mkandhla is an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow from the African Leadership Institute, a US Embassy International Visiting Leader (2018) and a L’Oréal Paris “Women of Worth” honouree. She won a Red Bull Amaphiko Social Entrepreneur award in 2015, and has won the SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award. She now works at Médecins Sans Frontières.

The talk can be viewed on the Foundation’s website (watch here) from 11 May 2021.