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412, 2018
  • Peter Storey

GFSA founder Professor Emeritus Bishop Peter Storey

4 December 2018|Our Patrons|

Peter Storey is former president of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, past president of the South African Council of Churches, and was Methodist Bishop of the Johannesburg/Soweto area for 13 years. In the 1980s he became a national leader in the church struggle against apartheid and co-led an ecumenical delegation to the United Nations, the U.S. Congress and […]

412, 2018
  • Pregs Govender

Human rights and gender activist Pregs Govender

4 December 2018|Our Patrons|

Pregs Govender is a writer, educator, and the author of Love and Courage, A Story of Insubordination. During SA’s transition, she managed the Women’s National Coalition campaign for equality and women’s rights in the Constitution and future SA. As an ANC MP from 1994 she chaired Parliament’s committee on women. In 2002, she resigned after registering opposition to the […]

312, 2018
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu

RIP GFSA Patron Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

3 December 2018|Our Patrons|

“Real peace never comes from the barrel of a gun”
GFSA Patron Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
7 October 1931 – 26 December 2021

26 December 2021: It is with great regard and sadness that Gun Free South Africa marks the passing of our beloved patron, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

The Arch, who himself admitted that he couldn’t, and wouldn’t shut up in the […]