Item 0764 - Honorary doctorate of Laws from the University of the Western Cape

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-0764


Honorary doctorate of Laws from the University of the Western Cape


  • 4 December 1990 (Creation)

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The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 7/12/11

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Award conferring an honorary L.L.D. upon Mr Mandela, South Africa

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Cream coloured certificate with multi-colored seal of the university at the top, and red seal at the bottom left corner. Certificate is housed in blue cylinder with gold accents and gold engraved seal of the university and the words "University of the Western Cape". Certificate is taken out of cylinder for preservation. Cylinder is kept on shelve 1
Certificate is written in Latin, in black and red text, and reads as follows:
Universitatis Capitis Occidentalis
Consilium et Senatus
Lectori Salutem
Noveritis nos ea auctoritate quam leges nostrates nobis dederunt ut eos qui optime de Africa Australi meruerint vel qui ob ullam aliam causam hoc honore digni esse visi sint dignitatibus et privilegiis Doctorum et Magistrorum honoris causa afficiamus et ornemus
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
hoc die ad gradum
honoris causa promovisse
a.d. IV Kal. Dec.
Signed by: Vice chancellarius, Decanus, Abactis

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0139

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