Cape Town monument to Tutu

Arch for Arch tribute to be unveiled on Archbishop Tutu's birthday.

Cape Town will unveil a monument dedicated to Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu on 7 October to celebrate the 86th birthday of the much-loved Nobel Peace winner and veteran anti-apartheid activist.
Entitled Arch for Arch, the dome-shaped wooden monument contains 14 strands inscribed with excerpts from the South African constitution.
Its location between the city's Anglican St George's Cathedral, the Company's Garden, the Slave Lodge and the parliament was chosen as a place where the "worlds of faith and politics" converge.
Designed by Nordic architectural firm Snøhetta, the structure came about after Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille called for a monument to honour Tutu's legacy.
In addition to being an Anglican archbishop, Tutu is known for his tireless anti-apartheid activism and for establishing the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, a Cape Town-based organisation providing treatment for and to conduct HIV/AIDS research. Tutu is also widely respected for his quest for justice, reconciliation and the defence of human rights. He has been married to Nomalizo Leah Tuto for 62 years and they have four children.
A smaller version of the Arch for Arch will be unveiled at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 10 December to coincide with the 21st anniversary of South Africa's constitution.

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