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Honorary doctorate from the University of Leiden

  • ZA COM MR-T-1344
  • Item
  • 12 April 1999
  • Part of Tributes

To mark the occasion occasion, Leiden University founded the Mandela Scholarship Fund for South African (post) graduate students to study for a period of a year at Universiteit Leiden

Gandhi Peace Prize 2000

  • ZA COM MR-T-1387
  • Item
  • 2000
  • Part of Tributes

Highest civilian order from the Government of India given to Dr. Nelson Mandela to pay tribute to an unusual international hero in the Gandhian mould

Government of India

Nelson Mandela Monument in Mvezo, Eastern Cape

  • ZA COM MR-T-1409
  • Item
  • 1 February 2000
  • Part of Tributes

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.

Recognition from the State of Louisiana

  • ZA COM MR-T-1431
  • Item
  • 12 May 2000
  • Part of Tributes

Award recognizing Mr Mandela's many achievements/contributions to the world from US Senator for Louisiana, John Breaux, USA

State of Louisiana

Order of Mapungubwe, Platinum

  • ZA COM MR-T-1578
  • Item
  • 10 December 2002
  • Part of Tributes

One of South Africa's National Orders. Awarded to Mandela for his exceptional and unequalled contribution to the liberation struggle, national reconciliation and nation-building in South Africa, and for his unwavering commitment to peace and justice in the world. Presented by President Thabo Mbeki. Mandela was the first recipient of the order in the Platinum class.

Harvest Celebration 1659-2003 honour from KWV

  • ZA COM MR-T-1594
  • Item
  • 1 February 2003
  • Part of Tributes

Award presented to Mr Mandela in honour of his leadership and contribution in opening world markets for South African wine - KWV

KWV Board of Directors

Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown, Johannesburg

  • ZA COM MR-T-1609
  • Item
  • 19 July 2003
  • Part of Tributes

The largest cable-stayed bridge in South Africa (284m). Links the cultural precinct of Newtown with other key areas identified in the inner city renewal project of the City of Johannesburg. The bridge was opened by Nelson Mandela in 2003. It won an award for outstanding civil engineering achievement by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE).

Perspex key on plastic and marble base

  • ZA COM MR-T-1648
  • Item
  • 11 February 2004
  • Part of Tributes

Plaque reads: This is the District Apartheid once destroyed. Mandela was the first foreigner to receive it. Mandela was the first foreigner to receive it. This is the District recaptured with sadness and joy. Honorary residency bestowed on Comrade Mandela on 11 February 2004.

Mr. Mandela and Mr. FW de Klerk received the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize. The Prize is given in recognition of current efforts toward building peace in our world’s communities; from the Gandhi Institute for Reconciliation.

  • ZA COM MR-T-1659
  • Item
  • 3 April 2004
  • Part of Tributes

Mandela and Mr FW de Klerk received the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize. The Prize is given in recognition of current efforts toward building peace in our world’s communities; from the Gandhi Institute for Reconciliation

UKC Hero Award 2005 International

  • ZA COM MR-T-1687
  • Item
  • 2005
  • Part of Tributes

Award recognizing Mr Mandela's contribution to the fight against HIV and Aids from the UK Coalition of People living with HIV/AIDS (UKC), UK

UK Coalition of People living with HIV/AIDS

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