Item 0705 - Honorary doctorate of Political Science from Cairo University

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ZA COM MR-T-0705

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Honorary doctorate of Political Science from Cairo University

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  • 20 May 1990 (Creation)

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certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 8/12/11

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Honorary doctorate of Political Science conferred upon Mr Mandela from Cairo University, Egypt

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White certificate in green leather folder with green fabric lining and engraved gold Cairo University seal and words "Cairo University." Back of folder also includes gold engraved Cairo University seal with the words "Cairo University" in Arabic. Taken out of folder for preservation. Binding of certificate is tied with a green ribbon.
Certificate is written in English on the left side and Arabic on the right side. The bottom centre of the certificate has the gold seal/ribbon of the university.
Text is black, and reads as follows:
Arab Republic of Egypt Cairo University
In recognition of the outstanding record of Mr Nelson Mandela, The African Combatant, in defense of public freedoms, the right of self-determination, social justice, and human rights; and
Upon the recommendation of the Council of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science:
The Cairo University Senate, meeting on the 23rd of April 1990 conferred
the degree honorary Dcotorate in Political Science on Mr Nelson Mandela
Cairo: 20/5/1990
Signed by: Dr. Maamoun Salama (President of Cairo University)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0159

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