Desmond Tutu

South African Cleric and Activist

Born 1931-10-07 00:00:00 in Klerksdorp, South Africa

Desmond Tutu is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. In 1984, Tutu became the second South African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Tutu was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa). Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and is currently the chairman of The Elders. Tutu is vocal in his defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. Archbishop Desmond Tutu announced his retirement from public life in July 2010.


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CURRENT POSITIONS

Founder and Director | The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre

1998 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Honorary Member | The Elders

1998 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Co-founder | The Elders

1998 - present

Social Development and Community Services

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Chairperson | The Elders

2007 - May 2013

Social Development and Community Services

Visiting Professor | King's College

2004 - 2010

Academia, Education and Training

Honorary Chair | Artists for a new South Africa's Amandla AIDS Fund

2003 - 2010

Social Development and Community Services

Chair | Truth and Reconciliation Commission

1996 - 2001

Social Development and Community Services

Chancellor | University of the Western Cape

Bellville, South Africa | 1988 - 2011

Academia, Education and Training

President | All Africa Conference of Churches

Bellville, South Africa | 1987 - 1997

Social Development and Community Services

Tenth Lord Archbishop and Eleventh Bishop | Cape Town | Church of the Province of Southern Africa

Bellville, South Africa | 1986 - 1996

Social Development and Community Services

General-Secretary | South African Council of Churches

Bellville, South Africa | 1978 - 1985

Social Development and Community Services

Anglican Dean | St. Mary's Cathedral

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1975 - 1976

Social Development and Community Services

Associate Director | Theology Education Fund of WCC

Johannesburg, South Africa | 1972 - 1975

Social Development and Community Services

Lecturer | Department of Theology | National University of Lesotho

Roma | 1970 - 1972

Academia, Education and Training

Chaplain | University of Fort Hare

Roma | 1967 - 1969

Academia, Education and Training

Part-time Curate | St Mary's Anglican Church

Roma | 1966 - 1966

Social Development and Community Services

Part-time Curate | St Alban's Anglican Church

Roma | 1962 - 1965

Social Development and Community Services

Teacher | Munsieville High School

Roma | 1955 - 1958

Academia, Education and Training

Teacher | Johannesburg Bantu High School

Roma | 1954 - 1954

Academia, Education and Training

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

TERTIARY EDUCATION

College of Pretoria Bantu Normal

Roma | Awarded in 1953

Diploma in Teaching

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Roma | Awarded in 2007

Honorary Doctorate

University of London

Roma

Bachelor of Divinity

St Peter’s Theology College

Rosettenville

Theology

University of London

London

Master of Theology

University of Gent, Belgium

Gent, Belgium | Awarded in 2005

Honorary Degree

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