The main objective of the Tutu IP Trust is to preserve, protect and manage Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Intellectual Property, including its use and commercialisation. In this regard the Trustees are mandated to take such steps, establish such protocols and enter into such arrangements that will achieve the main objective of the Trust.

Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Dr Mamphela Ramphele Acting Chair

Mamphela Ramphele has had a celebrated career as an activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman and political thinker. She has held executive positions in higher education, including as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, and in international organisations and became managing director of the World Bank based in Washington, DC. She has served as chairperson of many boards and is currently a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Dr. Ramphele She was founder of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa and the Citizens Movement and is co-founder of ReimagineSA and co-president of The Club of Rome. Dr. Ramphele is the author of several books and publications on socio-economic issues in South Africa. She has received numerous national and international awards with a long list of honorary doctorates from universities globally acknowledging her scholarship and leading role in spearheading projects for marginalised people in South Africa and elsewhere.

Professor Nyameko Barney Pityana

Professor Nyameko Barney Pityana Acting Chair

The Acting Chair of the Tutu IP Trust. He is retired Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa), and Professor Emeritus of Law at Unisa. He is also Visiting Honorary Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Rhodes University. Prof Pityana has qualifications in Law and in Theology, an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a Provincial Canon in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

His research interests are in Human Rights, Ethics and Theology. He is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and serves as its Vice President. Professor Pityana is a long-time friend of the Tutu family.

Bishop Margaret Brenda Vertue

Bishop Margaret Brenda Vertue South African Anglican Bishop

Margaret Brenda Vertue (born 6 April 1953) is a South African Anglican bishop. She is the second woman to be elected as a bishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and of the whole African continent, as the diocesan bishop of the Anglican Diocese of False Bay.

Ms Eleanor Du Plooy

Ms Eleanor Du Plooy Dialogue Facilitator & Trainer

Eleanor du Plooy works as a Cape Town-based dialogue facilitator and trainer, writer and researcher for The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. In her capacity as Senior Project Leader she facilitates difficult conversations towards the promotion of social justice and reconciliation with a focus on Youth and Gender.

Ncumisa Mayosi

Ncumisa Mayosi Advocate

Ncumisa Mayosi is an advocate with chambers at the Cape Bar from where she runs a practise dealing with administrative, constitutional and family law, and judicial reviews. She previously worked in academia, as a lecturer at the University of Cape Town, and for the State as a procurement[nbsp_tc][br_tc]manager and, subsequently, Legal Advisor and Company Secretary of the Coega Development Corporation.

After graduating from the then-University of Natal (Durban) in 1994, and completing her articles at Werksmans Attorneys in Johannesburg, she was awarded a scholarship to read for a Master’s degree (LLM) in banking and finance law at the University College London. After obtaining her LLM with merit, she returned to South Africa in 1999 and lectured in, among other things, insolvency and company law. She joined the Cape Bar in 2006.

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