South Africa

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South Africa

  • UF Republic of South Africa
  • UF RSA

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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).

Third Juliet Hollister Award was presented to Nelson Mandela during a plenary gathering in the Parliament of the World religions in Cape Town

This award is given annually to religious and secular leaders who actively promote interfaith values. The presentation of the award to Mr Mandela recognizes his struggle for freedom and tolerance in South Africa and lifts up his model of reconciliation with non-violence.

Perspex key on plastic and marble base

Plaque reads: This is the District Apartheid once destroyed. Mandela was the first foreigner to receive it. Mandela was the first foreigner to receive it. This is the District recaptured with sadness and joy. Honorary residency bestowed on Comrade Mandela on 11 February 2004.

UKC Hero Award 2005 International

Award recognizing Mr Mandela's contribution to the fight against HIV and Aids from the UK Coalition of People living with HIV/AIDS (UKC), UK

UK Coalition of People living with HIV/AIDS

Sea slug called Mandelia Micocornata named after Mandela by the marine biologists, Angel Vlades and Terry Gosliner who discovered it, as an honour to him

It is regarded as something of an honour to have a species of organism named after you. To have a genus named after you is even more of an honour because new genera are less often named than new species. However, an even greater honour is to have a family named after you because new families are rarely created. Valdés & Gosliner (1999) honoured Nelson Mandela by naming a genus and family of seaslug (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) after him. Mandelia mirocornata has only been recorded along the coast line of the Cape Peninsula.
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