South Africa

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South Africa

  • UF Republic of South Africa
  • UF RSA

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South Africa

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Mandela was Patron-in-chief of the Presidents' Award for Youth Empowerment from 1992 to 2010

The President's Award for Youth Empowerment has strong international links through its affiliation with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award which was started in 1956 by HRH, The Prince Philip. The Award Programme was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 as The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The aim was to motivate young people to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self-development activities to take them through the potentially difficult period between adolescence and adulthood. The Award Programme, through the network of The International Award Association, is operating in more than 120 countries of which 21 in Africa.

Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown, Johannesburg

The largest cable-stayed bridge in South Africa (284m). Links the cultural precinct of Newtown with other key areas identified in the inner city renewal project of the City of Johannesburg. The bridge was opened by Nelson Mandela in 2003. It won an award for outstanding civil engineering achievement by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE).
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