Archbishop Desmond Tutu: longing for the rainbow nation

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dc.description.abstract Archbishop Emeritus of South Africa, Desmond Mpilo Tutu, former Archbishop of Cape Town, was a candid critic of the apartheid regime throughout his adult life. An author, teacher and Nobel Prize winner, Tutu was born on 7 October 1931 in Klerksdorp, North West Province (formerly Transvaal) to Zachariah Tutu, the headmaster of Klerksdorp High School, and Aletha Matlhare, a domestic worker. In the years 1950 to 1954, Tutu passed the Joint Matriculation Board examination, and was accepted at the Medical School of the University of the Witwatersrand, but was unable to attend due to financial constraints. He managed to graduate with a diploma from the Bantu Normal College, which enabled him to teach in the school from which he matriculated in Krugersdorp. In 1955, he obtained a BA degree from Unisa. On 2 July 1955, in the year of his graduation, Tutu married Nomalizo Leah Shenxane, who remained his partner for the rest of his life.1956 saw a change of careers for Tutu. He took the first step towards joining the clergy by enrolling at St Peter's Theological College, Rosettenville. In December 1960, he became an ordained deacon at St Mary's Cathedral, Johannesburg. Two years later, Tutu chose to further his studies in theology in London and graduated at King's College, University of London. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject TUTU en
dc.subject DESMOND MPILO en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.title Archbishop Desmond Tutu: longing for the rainbow nation en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TBBBBB en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle The texture of dissent: defiant public intellectuals in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Schoeman, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Thuynsma, H. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812607 en
dc.PageNumber 108-113 en
dc.outputnumber 14111 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bohler-Muller, N. (2022) Archbishop Desmond Tutu: longing for the rainbow nation. In: Bohler-Muller, N., Reddy, V., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma, H. (eds).The texture of dissent: defiant public intellectuals in South Africa. Cape Town: BestRed. 108-113. en
dc.publicationyear 2022 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bohler-Muller, N. en

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