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2004 Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Headshot Nontombi Naomi Tutu

“Different & the Same”

Naomi Tutu is the daughter of South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu. After the South African system of apartheid was overthrown, the South African Parliament created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1995. The commission, chaired by Archbishop Tutu, was formed to investigate crimes committed during the apartheid regime and to bring to justice those responsible. Naomi Tutu believes there is still much to do to eradicate the legacy of the three centuries of racial oppression. Naomi Tutu founded and was the chairperson of the Tutu Foundation which from 1985 until 1990 helped South African refugees in African countries. The Foundation gave refugees scholarships so they could learn skills that would make them self-sufficient while in exile, as well as prepare them for constructive roles in the freed South Africa.