A tribute to the late Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

26 December 2021 | Directors Roxanne Harris and Evan Zerf. Videography Evan Zerf, Jarryd Kleinhans. Video Edit Oatmeal productions. Photos Various.

UCT bids farewell to a man who taught us the power of joy to fight injustice and evil.

This is a loss we all share and we each need to take the time to process what Archbishop Tutu’s life and example meant to us.

“The Arch” was a fervent supporter of higher education. He visited UCT and other learning institutions often and lent his name to many research-led initiatives at a wide range of universities. At UCT, the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre in the Faculty of Health Sciences reflects his compassion for those who were affected by the disease, and the Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Environmental Research in the Science Faculty reflects his love of the environment.

"The Arch" will be remembered by all at UCT with love and appreciation. May his dear soul rest in peace.


Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Please view the republishing articles page for more information.