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The significance of education in the new South Africa | Albertina Luthuli | TEDxSaltRock
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Added Sep 22, 2016
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Dr Albertina Luthuli reflects on the value of education, not only in her own life as the daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli but also in democratic South Africa, and the significance of community action to unlock this value.

Dr Albertina Luthuli is the eldest daughter of former ANC President, Chief Albert Luthuli, also the first African, and the first person from outside Europe and the Americas, to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was born at Groutville Mission in KZN, South Africa.

After being schooled at the primary school in Groutville she transferred to Adams College, where her father used to teach at the training college. After completing her high school education at St Francis College near Ramsgate she enrolled at the University of Natal's Durban Medical School, graduating with an MBChB.

She spent many years in exile, in London, Lesotho and Zimbabwe, and returned to South Africa in June 1991 when she set up a medical practice in her home province of KZN.

After the 1994 elections Dr Luthuli became a member of the Kwa-Zulu/Natal Legislature, and subsequently also served as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly for the ANC.

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