n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Graduation address : remember the past, invest in the future : keynote address

Volume 68, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



Dit is 'n groot voorreg om vandag hierdie eredoktorsgraad van hierdie universiteit to ontvang. Ek sê hartlik dankie vir dit alles en waardeer dit baie. Ek glo dat ons almal saamstem dat die feit dat ek hierdie geweldige groot eer kry, 'n uitstekende voorbeeld is dat dinge in ons land baie verander het en dat transformasie aan die gang is.

But it is true when you think of where we come from - that a few years ago I was regarded by most white South Africans as an ogre and they used to tell some delicious Tutu stories - like the one where I have died and I thought I was going to heaven. When I get there St. Peter informs me that I have to go to the other, the warmer, place to which I repair. A fortnight later, there is frenzied knocking on the pearly gates and when St. Peter opens them, there is the old Devil himself on the doorstep. St. Peter asks him, "Nou toe jong, what do you want here?" And the Devil replies, "Well, you sent Bishop Tutu down there - he is causing so much trouble that I have come to ask for political asylum."

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