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.
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On Sunday, 26 December 2021, the University of Cape Town learned of the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 90. We say goodbye to a man who taught us the power of joy to fight injustice and evil.
“Archbishop Emeritus Tutu, as he graciously aged, never lost his vision for a just and free South Africa.”
– Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane
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