Former President, Mr Thabo Mbeki to deliver the 2021 Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture on 10 December 2021

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Former President Thabo Mbeki will deliver the 15th Chief Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture on Friday, 10 December 2021 at 18:00. The Lecture marks 60 years of Chief Albert Luthuli’s 
receipt of the Nobel Peace Award for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid.
 
The theme for this year’s Lecture is ‘Africa & Freedom’ premised on Luthuli’s 1961 Nobel Peace Award Acceptance Speech delivered in Oslo, Norway. 
 
Former President Mbeki is currently the Chairperson of the  African Union (AU) High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan, the Chairperson of the AU High Panel on the Security of the Horn of Africa and the AU-UN High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Outflows from Africa.
 
He has previously facilitated peace negotiations in various African countries, including Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Burundi, the Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of  Congo. Chief Albert Luthuli was honoured and known in South Africa and worldwide as a champion for peace; human dignity; 
justice and reconciliation. 
 
Due to the current global pandemic, this year’s Memorial Lecture will be delivered virtually on 10 December 2021, from 18:00 – 20:00.
 
To join, click on the link: Register@Zoom
The Memorial Lecture is jointly hosted by the Luthuli Museum, University of KwaZulu-Natal and National Department of Sport, Arts & Culture.
For ENQUIRIES, please contact: Zinhle Nyembe: profficer@luthulimuseum.org.za OR Pam Adams: Adamsp@ukzn.ac.za
 
Visit the Luthuli website on: www.luthulimuseum.org.za