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The Covid-19 pandemic is a revolutionary event; in future, people will speak of the first global lockdown, and pre-virus and post-virus eras. It is a moment requiring the kind of collective response that many predicted would first be forced on humanity by climate change.


Like just about everyone else in the world, the Tutu Legacy Foundation is adapting to our changed realities. Whereas much of our pre-virus focus involved using our extraordinary physical space, now we realise the fundamental importance of developing parallel digital tracks… to reach out across lockdowns, social distancing and whatever else tomorrow brings. (Without having budgeted for it, of course.)


As we sharpen our pencils and tweak our plans, to stay ahead of the curve, so to speak, the words of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela ring in our ears: “It always seems impossible until it is done.”

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