Item 0762 - The Elija Barayi Award from COSATU

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-0762


The Elija Barayi Award from COSATU


  • December 1990 (Creation)

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National trade union federation formed in 1985 in alignment with the ANC and a founding member of the Tripartite Alliance of ANC, SACP and COSATU.

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 14/03/3

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Presented to Nelson Mandela for his outstanding leadership and service on the occassion of the 15th Anniversary of COSATU

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Huge sculpture in wood of 3 workers 'turning' the alliance wheel. The wheel is engraved with 'an injury to one is an injuri to all. The sculpture is resting on a wooden socket with the text: The Elijah Barayi Award for outstanding leadership and service presented to Nelson Mandela on the occassion of the 15th anniversary of COSATU
Almost 2 m high

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0571

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