Item 0955 - Honorary street naming from the Windhoek

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-0955


Honorary street naming from the Windhoek


  • 9 May 1994 (Creation)

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

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Award naming a Windhoek thoroughfare "Nelson Mandela Avenue", Namibia

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The certificate is badly torn, one corner is torn off


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Shiny cream coloured certificate with gold triangle/flower bordering. Bottom left corner of certificate is torn and missing. This does not affect the text of the document. Certificate text, in black, reads:
City of Windhoek
Mr Nelson Mandela
President of the Republic of South Africa
Whereas I, Councillor Vivienne Graig, Mayor of the City of Windhoek, capital of the Republic of Namibia, are proudly aware of the close ties of friendship between the Republics of South Africa and Namibia.
And whereas we desire to bring a civic tribute to you, Mr President, on the occasion of your State Visit to the Republic of Namibia.
I hereby confer upon you the privilege, honour and distinction of immortalising your name, by naming one of the major Windhoek thoroughfares as Nelson Mandela Avenue.
Thus signed and sealed in the name and on behalf of the Local Authority Council of Windhoek, on this 9th day of August of the year One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety-Four.
Signed by: Vivienne Graig (Mayor), Town Clerk

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0385

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