Tags Desmond tutu

Tag: desmond tutu

South Africans championing human rights

Besides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.

From priest, to activist and Public Peace Prize recipient

Father Michael Lapsley came to South Africa from New Zealand as a young man. In his adopted home, he could not ignore the horrors of apartheid. For his contribution to peace and reconciliation, he was recently named the recipient of the Public Peace Prize 2016 in the category "Global Peace and Reconciliation – Internationally Reputed Peacemaker".

The Tswaing Meteorite Crater

Prince Harry’s royal tour of South Africa and Lesotho

Britain's Prince Harry is on a tour of South Africa, following a visit to Lesotho. He has presented Archbishop Desmond Tutu with an honour in Cape Town, visited a youth centre, and played in a polo match. He will also go to the Kruger National Park, and spend a day each in Durban and Joburg.

The Elders bid dignified farewell to their leader

In 2007, Nelson Mandela inaugurated The Elders, a group of wise statesmen and women, who use their experience and wisdom to improve the world and resolve seemingly intractable conflict. They travelled to South Africa to say good bye to their founding father.

Gallery: Nelson Mandela memorial

Graça Machel, Barack Obama, Jacob Zuma, Desmond Tutu, Nicolas Sarkozy, Tony Blair, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ... and thousands of grieving South Africans. View a gallery of images from the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on 10 December 2013.

Tutu leads Mandela memorial at Centre of Memory

"We are all incredible people. We didn't know each other, but this guy showed us the way." Desmond Tutu led a special gathering of global leaders, celebrities, government officials, friends and members of the public at a special memorial to Nelson Mandela at his newly opened Centre of Memory in Johannesburg.

Happy birthday, Archbishop Tutu

Nobel Laureate and archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu or the Arch, his affectionate nickname, turns 82 today. Despite his retirement, this "rabble-rouser for peace" continues to work for the good of all people.
UN lifetime award for Tutu

Rhinos in Boucher’s safe hands

Following a severe eye injury which forced his early retirement, former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has gloved up for rhinos – the cricket star has decided to devote his time to rhino activism as South Africa battles with escalating poaching figures.

Top prize for local TB researchers

The Cape Town-based Desmond Tutu TB Centre has won a prestigious global accolade for its work, a welcome nod of approval for those working to help reduce infections of the lung disease among children in South Africa and the rest of the developing world.
TB diagnosis breakthrough

Spiritual leadership award for Tutu

Tutu: lifelong speaker of ‘truth to power’

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is to give South Africa's Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a special once-off award, accompanied by a $1-million grant, in recognition of his "lifelong commitment to speaking truth to power".


Skip to toolbar