Collection 439 - Archbishops of Cape Town Part iii

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ZA MR-MM-439

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Archbishops of Cape Town Part iii

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  • 1990-1997 (Creation)

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(1931–)

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Archbishop Emeritus and anti-apartheid and human rights activist. Bishop of Lesotho, 1976–78. First black general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, 1978. Following the 1994 election, he chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate apartheid-era crimes. Recipient of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for seeking a nonviolent end to apartheid; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, 1986; and the Gandhi Peace Prize, 2005.

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The records of Anglican church in South Africa includes: correspondence, circulars of amoung the letters there is the ANC letter to Mr. De Klerk, address by Nelson Mandela. Joint undertaking between Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi on peace and the democratic process 1993. Documents on Nelson Mandela 1990 and correspondence between Archbishop Tutu and Pastor Ray Macauley on rights to enquire about Nelson Mandela's religious conviction.

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