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Nelson Mandela Monument in Mvezo, Eastern Cape

The monument forms part of the Nelson Mandela Museum, a development that also comprises the proposed Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre at Qunu, a few meters from Mandela's home, and a museum in Mthatha that houses gifts and awards.

Nelson Mandela Statue unveiled in Nambule, Uganda

Nelson Mandela Statue unveiled in Nambule in front of the Mandela National Stadium, Uganda. People across Africa are embracing the chance to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life in the month of July. In Uganda, a statue of the African icon was unveiled. The statue is a half figure of the African icon wearing his famous Madiba shirt. South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor was in Uganda for the unveiling.

South Africa and Uganda have strong ties dating back to the struggle against colonialism and apartheid. Uganda hosted and trained South African anti-apartheid activists and freedom fighters in the late 1980s. Minister Pandor described the statue as a fitting tribute to the strong relationship between the two countries.

Sea slug called Mandelia Micocornata named after Mandela by the marine biologists, Angel Vlades and Terry Gosliner who discovered it, as an honour to him

It is regarded as something of an honour to have a species of organism named after you. To have a genus named after you is even more of an honour because new genera are less often named than new species. However, an even greater honour is to have a family named after you because new families are rarely created. Valdés & Gosliner (1999) honoured Nelson Mandela by naming a genus and family of seaslug (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) after him. Mandelia mirocornata has only been recorded along the coast line of the Cape Peninsula.

Naming asteroids in honor of Nelson Mandela

The application to name an asteroid in honour of Nelson Mandela was turned down because the rule about asteroid naming is that asteroids cannot be named for politicians until 100 years after their deaths.

Rainer Kresken volunteered an asteroid discovered by him and Matthias Busch, and after discussion with several astronomers, they decided to try and see if the rules might be bent. They wrote a citation and submitted a naming request to the Minor Planet Center, but it was turned down. The

Citizen title of Zumbi dos Palmares from the Centre for the Study of Black Culture in Vitoria, Brazil

Award conferring the citizen title Zumbi Dos Palmares upon Mr Mandela from the Centre of the Study of Black Culture in Vitoria, Brazil. Citizen Zumbi dos Palmares (1655-1695) was the last of the leaders of the Quilombo (fugitive slave settlements) of Palmares in the present-day state of Alagoas

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