- 15 May 2007 (Creation)
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White certificate with ornate pink, purple, and gold bordering, with the multi-coloured coat of arms of Serbia at the top and the coat of arms of South Africa in the center. Certificate is set on a gold mat and housed in an ornate engraved leather folder with 2 large metal coats of arms of Serbia on the cover.
The left side of the certificate is written in Serbian (Cyrillic characters) and the left side is in English.
The left side reads:
To all and singular The Assembly of the city of Belgrade At the session of May 15, 2007 Passed a resolution conferring upon the former president of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Outstanding leader in the efforts to achieve equality, peace, and the development of democracy in the world, Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, The Honorary Citizen Award of the City of Belgrade The Capital of the Republic of Serbia
In token of recognition of his dedication to humanity, his personal courage and the invaluable contribution he has made to the development of a free democratic society based upon mutual understanding, respect for tolerance and equality, as well as to the affirmation of the principles of cooperation and friendship among peoples of the world regardless of differences in origin, race or creed, whereby he has indebted all people, all nations, and the world community and has made us all proud to be the contemporaries, admirers and witnesses of his human, political, and historic greatness.
In Testimony of which this charter is signed and sealed with the great seal of the City of Belgrade,
Signed by: Chairman of the city of Belgrade.