Understanding how trade and investment institutions evolve is critical to long-term economic and business success. Tutwa’s mission is to guide its clients through these complex policy and regulatory terrains through providing them with world class, incisive, and cost-effective analysis and advice.
In doing so we are inspired by the Tutwa story; an ancient Bushman Legend about the Giraffe in the Sky:
At the very beginning of time, say the bushmen, the Sun did not know its way around the heavens. Giraffe had a habit of staring curiously at everything, and so the Creator thought that it would be a good idea to give Giraffe the task of watching over the Sun, so that it didn’t go astray.
Giraffe took his job very seriously. (Indeed, he was so good at it that the Sun never again took a wrong turn.) The Creator was very proud of Giraffe, and He decided to honour him. He rearranged a few stars so that they made a giraffe shape in the sky.
The Bushmen call the pattern Tutwa (Giraffe), and use it to guide them when they travel at night. English-speaking people call Tutwa the Southern Cross, and use it as a guide too.
From When Hippo was Hairy – And Other Tales from Africa, by Nick Greaves and Rod Clement.