DESMOND & LEAH TUTU HOUSE
The City of Cape Town has renamed a colonial edifice built by slaves more than 200 years ago, Desmond & Leah Tutu House. The building, previously known as The Old Granary, in Buitenkant Street, has served as a magistrate’s court, women’s prison and public works office, besides as a grain store. Ten years ago, the building was refurbished and handed over by the city to Archbishop and Mrs Tutu to house their legacy work. It houses a permanent exhibition and two organisations: The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, and the Archbishop Tutu IP Trust. The new nameplate for the building was officially unveiled by Mayor of Cape Town Geordin Hill-Lewis today, at a function attended by Mrs Tutu. The gathering was addressed by Dr Mamphela Ramphele, chair of the IP Trust, who described the mayor as a co-conspirator in the quest to keep memory of the Archbishop, and his teaching, alive.
The International Criminal Court’s order on provisional measures to stop Israel’s annihilation of Palestine and Palestinians falls considerably short of the demand for an immediate ceasefire that South Africa sought.
DESMOND TUTU HEALTH FOUNDATION: MAKING A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE
PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT PEOPLE: Mrs Leah Tutu was thrilled to visit the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation, in Cape Town, today, and interact with young people passionate about the health and wellbeing of their communities.
LAUNCH OF ARCHBISHOP TUTU LEGACY PROJECT FOR JUSTICE IN THE HOLY LAND
11 January 2023
Joint statement from Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s legacy organisations…
The two legacy organisations established by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs Leah Tutu in Cape Town will tomorrow morning mount a simple public installation symbolising the Archbishop’s decades-long work for justice in Palestine.
Until the bombing of Gaza stops, a life-size statue of the Archbishop, wearing a Palestinian scarf, will be displayed during office hours on the balcony of the soon-to-be-renamed Desmond and Leah Tutu House (presently, the Old Granary Building) above Buitenkant Street.
Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba at a special service to celebrate Mrs Leah Tutu’s 90th birthday on 14 October 2023.
Mrs Leah Tutu surrounded by grandchildren (photographed a few years ago).
The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Intellectual Property Trust – incorporating the Office of Archbishop Tutu – is the guardian, repository and custodian of intellectual property and intellectual property rights associated with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Mrs Nomalizo Leah Tutu, and their legacy.
With partner organisations in the non-profit and academic sectors, it is building a world map of Tutu-related information and materials. When complete, the collection will be an invaluable resource for scholarly pursuit, and for the maintenance of the Archbishop’s wisdom in public thought, for posterity.
Trustees include celebrated South Africans who have remained faithful to the Archbishop’s mission for decades.
Archbishop Tutu has retired from public life but his mission for humanity, compassion and justice continues. Managing the Archbishop’s Office, managing correspondence on the Founder’s behalf, and maintaining old (and new) relationships are key function of the Tutu IP Trust. The Office is the official gateway between the Arch and Mrs Tutu, and the world.
The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Intellectual Property Trust (or Tutu Trust) is a registered Trust established at the request of Archbishop and Mrs Tutu in November 2019 to act as legal guardian and custodian of their intellectual property rights and legacy.
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