Item 1209 - Honorary Patronage of the South African Rugby Football Union

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ZA COM MR-T-2-1-1209


Honorary Patronage of the South African Rugby Football Union


  • 4 October 1996 (Creation)

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

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Award naming Mr Mandela an honorary patron of the South African Rugby Football Union, South Africa

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Large trophy in black case. Case has an orange "Independent Express" sticker on lid and a gold tag that reads: Vinallti Design and Creation.
Award has a circular green marble and gold base. Gold base is engraved in black with the following text:
Presented to
President Nelson Mandela
Honorary Patron
The South African Rugby Football Union
4 October 1996
A gold rugby football is attached to the base, surrounded by a transparent circular glass design. Rugby football has an emblem engraved with the Springbok SA rugby logo on the top.

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0460

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