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In the Annual Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture for 2008 Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu reflects on “The State of our Democracy”. The speech commences with a brief historical background of the past that South Africa inherited and sets the tone for the critical assessment that follows. It highlights some of the challenges inherited from the past which, if not dealt with, may “augur ill” for the future. But the overall conclusion is that “[w]e have a wonderful land with immense potential”.