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A Decade Since The Passing Of Mandela

Monday, 4 December 2023, 5:45 pm | Gregory Fortuin

A decade since the passing of the GREAT MAN, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Living on the continent of Africa where blacks at the height of their potential were wrenched away from loved ones and dehumanised as slaves for over 3 centuries was never a great ... More >>

Vaccine Mandates Are A Far Cry From Apartheid

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 10:28 am | Gregory Fortuin

Many of us who have survived police states and police brutality are in awe of the New Zealand police’s handling of the volatile explosion of emotions that have descended on Parliament. Commissioner Coster and his team are surgically navigating a political ... More >>

Two Years After The Mosque Murders, White Supremacy Is Alive And Well

Monday, 15 March 2021, 9:52 am | Gregory Fortuin

(An opinion piece by Gregory Fortuin for E-Tangata) I often get asked: “Do you hate white South Africans?” The answer is simple, but you must understand my story. I was born in Cape Town at the foot of the picturesque Table Mountain, into one of ... More >>

Sacked For Privacy Breach, Racism Swept Under Carpet

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 5:13 pm | Gregory Fortuin

So National Party leader, Todd Muller reckons “Hamish Walker paid the ultimate price for leaking private COVID-19 patient information”. Muller went on to call it “a serious error of judgement that cost him his career. Of course it’s sad ... More >>

Time To Call Out The Dog Whistles

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 11:16 am | Gregory Fortuin

Former Race Relations Commissioner Gregory Fortuin has called out National MP Hamish Walker for his racist comments towards people of colour. This follows Walker's press release objecting to people from Pakistan, India and Korea potentially being quarantined ... More >>

Ethnic Communities Mourn Death Of Police Officer In West Auckland

Friday, 19 June 2020, 7:06 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Representatives of ethnic communities serving on the Police Commissioner’s Ethnic Advisory Board have mourned the death of a police officer this morning, expressing their solidarity with the New Zealand Police, its management and officers. Deputy ... More >>

Former Race Relations Commissioner’s Heart Bleeds For Judith Collins

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 1:58 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Former Race Relations Commissioner, Gregory Fortuin says he agrees with Judith Collins that no one should be superficially judge on skin colour and ethnicity . Fortuin was responding to Collins’ reported outburst about "sick of being demonised" ... More >>

Speech: Fortuin - Memorial Address for Ma Winnie

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:04 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Whilst the Architects of Apartheid never faced their Nuremberg - Winnie Mandela Memorial Address for Ma Winnie – St Peter's Church, Willis Street, Wellington (11/4/2018) I appreciate it is hard to fully grasp the complexed issues of Apartheid from afar ... More >>

Address by Gregory Fortuin International Refugee Day

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:41 am | Gregory Fortuin

Fellow HUMAN BEINGS let me dispense with the protocols and ceremonial introductions as to pecking orders and who is more important than whom here today. As Fellow members of the human race, I greet your all as equals. To the 60 million Refugees (and I ... More >>

Please Engage with Muslim Community Leaders

Monday, 1 December 2014, 1:04 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Former Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin has today urged the government to respond to the plea of FIANZ president Dr Anwar Ghani to engage with Muslim Leaders in NZ. More >>

Passing of the Great Man, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Friday, 6 December 2013, 12:17 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Born on the continent of Africa where blacks at the height of their potential were wrenched away from loved ones and dehumanised as slaves for 3 centuries was never a great prospect. Yet set to defy history and restore African dignity a black man ... More >>

Race Relations and Sport – Why Devoy gets it

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 12:38 pm | Gregory Fortuin

Given the furore as a result of Michael Jones, Irene van Dyk and Dame Susan Devoy all making the shortlist for Race Relations Conciliator I thought it was time for some inquiry into race relations on the sports field. Here goes! More >>

Gregory Fortuin: Cartoons – 5 Lessons To Draw

Monday, 13 February 2006, 10:17 am | Gregory Fortuin

There is no such thing as an unbiased view. Our opinions are mostly formed by our values, our experiences and our exposures. I am unashamed of my faith in God and my often stumbling desire to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. This belief system ... More >>

Qantas & Air New Zealand – Guilty By Association

Thursday, 1 December 2005, 9:03 am | Gregory Fortuin

I know what it is like to be judged guilty by association. I know the humiliation of not being accepted to study medicine at “the white” university of Cape Town because they had filled their quota of “non-whites” and the only education people like me ... More >>

G. Fortuin: I Wish To Be Respected, Not Tolerated

Thursday, 3 November 2005, 12:11 am | Gregory Fortuin

I thank you for and admire your courage (or is it financial acumen) in not going for the “safe $15000 a pop professional” and opting for a colourful card-carrying member of what was once a banned so-called terrorist organisation to address your ... More >>

Fortuin: Nationbuilding and The Treaty

Friday, 14 October 2005, 9:42 am | Gregory Fortuin

In my first speech as Race Relations Conciliator I said that we would not flourish as a small nation in the South Pacific unless we were one sovereign nation united in our desire to collectively deliver on our dreams and aspirations. For that to ... More >>

“Constructive Engagement” With A Despot

Tuesday, 12 July 2005, 11:45 am | Gregory Fortuin

“Constructive engagement” with a tragic despot called Mugabe (Writes former race relations conciliator Gregory Fortuin – 12 July 2005) More >>

Fortuin: “Constructive engagement” with a despot

Tuesday, 12 July 2005, 9:55 am | Gregory Fortuin

“Constructive engagement” with a tragic despot called Mugabe (Writes former race relations conciliator Gregory Fortuin – 12 July 2005) More >>

Suicide Trending Down – But Still 2 Youths A Week

Friday, 8 April 2005, 8:14 am | Gregory Fortuin

Following my first exposure to the carnage of youth suicide in 1997 and the birth of the Youth Suicide Awareness Trust we knocked on countless doors at Parliament. Two people responded, i.e. Opposition MP Jim Anderton and Minister for Youth Affairs ... More >>

Gregory Fortuin: A Culturally Diverse Society

Thursday, 24 March 2005, 10:32 am | Gregory Fortuin

I thank you for the privilege of being a Key Note Speaker at your conference. When I was a teenager I knew all the answers to the world’s problems. In fact I had solutions to problems that had not even been invented yet. I am thus well aware of the challenge ... More >>





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