One of South Africa's National Orders. Awarded to Mandela for his exceptional and unequalled contribution to the liberation struggle, national reconciliation and nation-building in South Africa, and for his unwavering commitment to peace and justice in the world. Presented by President Thabo Mbeki. Mandela was the first recipient of the order in the Platinum class.
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.
Presented to N Mandela by the Maditsela of Mageu, the premier of North West Province, Popo Molefe, and Managing Director Kobus van Graam, Mmabatho. In recognition of the manner in which he has demonstrated the true spirit of Ubuntu