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I Belong takes on the evil of statelessness

Four prominent South Africans have lent their support to the UNHCR's I Belong Campaign to end statelessness within a decade. Without a state, a person has no identity, and is denied access to basic human rights – even a death certificate – and is more vulnerable to human trafficking and persecution.

Africa remembers Rwanda genocide, and says ‘never again’

Rwandans living in Johannesburg relived the genocide in their country 20 years ago. They told their stories of horror; but the over-riding emotions at the end of the day were those of reconciliation, hope, healing and forgiveness.

Rwanda finds a path out of history of horror

Instead of taking the route of vengeance and punishment, Rwanda has chosen admission, reconciliation and forgiveness. This way, it has missed a "justice of ashes". But to build a stable and prosperous country has required draconian legislation and curtailed personal freedom.

Spiritual leadership award for Tutu

Desmond Tutu wins Templeton Prize

South Africa's Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been awarded the 2013 Templeton Prize, worth $1.7-million, by the US-based Templeton Foundation for his work in advancing spiritual principles such as love and forgiveness.

Fifa awards Tutu’s football spirit

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been honoured with the Fifa Presidential Award for his role in uniting the nation ahead of the 2010 World Cup and embodying the spirit of the Beautiful Game.

Fifa awards Tutu’s football spirit

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been honoured with the Fifa Presidential Award for his role in uniting the nation ahead of the 2010 World Cup and embodying the spirit of the Beautiful Game.
Millions to boost South Africa’s 2010 legacy

Stopping in Vilakazi Street, Soweto

One of South Africa's most famous streets - the only one in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners - has long been a must-see tourist attraction. Now, the Vilakazi Street precinct has become fully visitor-friendly, with public art, memorials and benches picking out its historical sites.
Spiritual leadership award for Tutu

Desmond Tutu to retire from public life

Announcing that he is to retire from public life on his 79th birthday in October, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has praised South Africans for their contribution to the world.

African human genomes decoded

An international group of scientists have decoded the entire genome of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and an indigenous Namibian, and partially decoded three others, in the hope that it will pave the way for personalised medicine in developing nations.
Tracing the origins of humankind

A walk on vibey Vilakazi Street

Home to two Nobel Peace prize winners, vibrant restaurants with sumptuous food, a TV station, museum and spa, Vilakazi Street in Soweto is a must for any visitor to South Africa.

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