Luthuli Foundation is a home for Luthuli’s memories and his life.

Admired by many in the world as the first Nobel Peace Laureate in Africa, his life from humble begins, reflected the values of a humanitarian even at village level where he was elected a traditional leader by his people in Groutville near Stanger in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).

For his stance against apartheid, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960.

Luthuli was a gifted orator who inspired many leaders worldwide including Rev. Martin Luther King Jnr and Sen. Robert Kennedy who, against the instructions of the government of the day, upon his arrival in South Africa in 1966, went and visited Luthuli who was under house arrest the time. This visit, once again, exposed apartheid to the outside world. It is believed that because of this visit by Robert Kennedy, the South African government started finding reasons to eliminate Luthuli.

On the 21tst of July 1967, Luthuli was said to have been struck by the train as he was walking back home from tending to his fields in Gledhow near Stanger. Nobody believes that story even today.

Luthuli Foundation is one of the founding members (foundations of SA's prominent persons) of the National Foundations Dialogues Initiative (NFDI) which was launched on 5th May 2017. For more information on the NFDI please go to  

For more information, please call Nomhle Canca at + 27 11 079 1642or email her at