Item 880 - Congratulatory Message by President Nelson Mandela to Professor Nolutshungu

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Congratulatory Message by President Nelson Mandela to Professor Nolutshungu


  • 1996-11-12 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information Website

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Appointment of Prof Nolutshungu as vice-chancellor of Wits

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Dear Professor Nolutshungu,

I have noted with profound appreciation the decision of the Witwatersrand University Council to confirm your appointment as vice-chancellor of the University.

The decision marks yet another milestone in the long journey of Wits University to transform itself into a centre of excellence within the context of South Africa's realities and needs.

As a former student of this great institution, I was highly impressed by the democratic and transparent manner in which the selection process was undertaken. I fully appreciate the strides that Wits has made in pursuit of transformation; and I am confident that you will bring your immense qualities and experience to bear on the efforts of the university in the difficult and yet exciting period ahead.

My heartfelt congratulations; and I wish both you and the university all the success in your endeavours.

Yours sincerely,

Signature Nelson Mandela President Republic of South Africa

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 21/12/06 by Helen Joannides




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