Item 0825 - Honorary doctorate Doctor of Laws from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa

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ZA COM MR-T-0825

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Honorary doctorate Doctor of Laws from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa

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  • 9 May 1992 (Creation)

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certificate

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Located at Alice in the Eastern Cape, the institution started as the South African Native College before becoming the University of Fort Hare. It was the principal institution of higher education for Africans from 1916 to 1959 from across Southern Africa and beyond. Fort Hare alumni have played leading parts in struggles for independence and freedom and in post-liberation governments. In 1959, it was subsumed by the apartheid system, but became part of the democratic South Africa’s higher education system.

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 7/12/11

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Award conferring honorary Doctor of Laws upon Mr Mandela, South Africa

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White certificate housed in a cardboard cylinder. Tube has a label that reads:
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University of Fort Hare
Doctor of Law, Honoris Causa
1992
Taken out of tube for preservation
31x44cm
Certificate has the black, yellow, blue, and white logo of the university at the top and a red seal affixed to the bottom left corner. Certificate text, in black and gold, reads:
University of Fort Hare
This is to certify that
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
has been awarded the degree of
Doctor of Laws
Honoris causa
At a Congregation of the university
Signed by: Vice chancellor, Registrar (Academic)
9 May 1992

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0384

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