Item 1284 - Honorary doctorate Doctor of Laws from the University of Pretoria

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-1284


Honorary doctorate Doctor of Laws from the University of Pretoria


  • 4 December 1997 (Creation)

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certificate and programme

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

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

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White certificate housed in dark blue tube and engraved in gold with the university seal and the following text: "Universiteit van Pretoria, University of Pretoria, Pres N R Mandela, LLD (Honoris Causa), 4 December 1997". Taken out of tube for preservation.
Certificate has the gold, blue, and red seal of the University at the top. Stamped seal of the University is located at the bottom left of certificate. Thin gold border surrounds certificate text and images. Certificate text, in blue and gold, reads:
University of Pretoria
The Council and Senate hereby declare that at a congregation of the University the degree
Doctor Legum
Honoris Causa
with all the associated rights and privileges was conferred on
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
in terms of the Act and Statutes of the University
On behalf of the Council and Senate
(Signed by: Vice-Chancellor and Principal)
On Behald of the Faculty of Law
(Signed by: Dean, Registrar)

Also included in the cylinder is the University of Pretoria's 1997 Summer Graduation Ceremony Programme.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0383

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