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Desmond Tutu Diversity Trust
An era in which diversity is a blessing 

As a country, South Africa has emerged into an era in which diversity is a blessing. Our schools, residential areas, shopping centres and sports fields are beginning to display the rich diversity that characterises our nation. What’s more, our people are beginning to learn about each other: to wonder, to question, to understand, to appreciate, to value.  

The responsibility of managing diversity 

There is enormous beauty in this new diversity – but it comes with the responsibility of positive and ongoing management. We’re reminded of the responsibility from time to time, by the vandalism of places of worship, racial tensions in our schools or insults on our sports fields, all of which threaten a return to fear, prejudice and suspicion. 

The Desmond Tutu Diversity Trust  

The Desmond Tutu Diversity Trust believes that democracy in South Africa can best be sustained by managing diversity in all of its manifestations. We therefore aim to be the front-runner of this responsibility; to constructively and consistently manage South Africa’s diversity – so that there is always progression and never regression. 

“It is possible for those who are different in all kinds of ways, to cohere as a unified community.”

– Archbishop Desmond Tutu 

You can become involved with the Trust  

The Desmond Tutu Diversity Trust sees as its core business the promotion of diversity awareness. To become involved with The Trust, to help us to achieve its worthy aims and to give something back to a country that has given us the unique blessing of rich diversity, please contact us. 

“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”  

– Nelson Mandela


Updated: 14 August 2009