Item 1061 - Honorary Freedom of the City of Paarl

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ZA COM MR-T-1-2-1061


Honorary Freedom of the City of Paarl


  • 5 July 1995 (Creation)

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

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Award conferring the Freedom of Paarl, South Africa

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Cream colored certificate with colourful tan, gray, green, gold, and purple bordering, and Paarl's coat of arms at the top. Red seal of the Paarl Municipality is affixed at the bottom.
Certificate text, in black and purple, reads as follows:
Deed of Conferment of the Freedom of Paarl upon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
President of the Republic of South Africa
Whereas the Town Council of Paarl in recognition of the high esteem and affection in which President Mandela is held by this town and its inhabitants; in appreciation of the eminent services rendered by him-particularly to the establishment of a democratic South Africa and bringing about reconciliation;
Whereas the Town Council has deemed it appropriate to show its gratitude and loyalty by the conferrment of a civic honour;
Therefore the Town Council of Paarl on the twenty fifth day of July of the year one thousand nine hundred ninety five; unanimously resolved: That this Council in persuance of Section 186(9) of the Municipal Ordinance No. 20 of 1974 do confer upon The President Mr N R Mandela the Honorary Freedom of the Municipality of Paarl and do admit him to be an honorary Freeman of the town.
In witness whereof the common seal of the Town Council has been affixed hereunto on this the twenty-ninth day of October of the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety six
Signed by: Mayor, town clerk

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General Inscription: Mayor and town clerk

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0140

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