Item 1213 - Honorary Degree Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Stellenbosch

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-1213


Honorary Degree Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Stellenbosch


  • 25 October 1996 (Creation)

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

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Award conferring honorary Doctor of Philosophy upon Mr Mandela, South Africa

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White certificate houised in maroon cylinder. Taken out of cylinder for preservation. Cylinder is engraved in gold with the seal of the university and the following text:
"Universiteit Van Stellenbosch, University of Stellenbosch, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Doktor in die Wysbegeerte (D.Phil), honoris causa, 25 Oktober 1998."
Certificate has an image of the university seal in red at the bottom center. Certificate is in Afrikaans. Text is black and red, and reads:
Die Universiteit ban Stellenbosch
Nademaal Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Oortuigend bewys gelewer het van hoogstaande gawes van verstand en karakter en hom op besondere wyse verdienstelik gemaak het deur sy bydrae tot die totstandkoming van ‘n demokratiese bestel in Suid-Afrika, warrin deur versoening ook ruimte vir die handhawing van die Afrikaanse taal en kultuur geskep word, verleen die Raad en die Senaat van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch, kragtens Wet Nr. 107 von 1992, hiermee aan hom die grad
Doktor in die Wysbegeerte (D.Phil.)
Honoris Causa
Met al die regte en voorregte daaraan verbonde
Namens die Raad en die Senaat
Rektor en visekanselier
Namens die Fakulteitsraad
Lettere en Wysbegeerte
25 Oktober 1995

English Translation:
The University of Stellenbosch
Whereas Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Convincing evidence was of the highest gifts of mind and character and his special way deserving made his contribution to the establishment of a democratic order in South Africa, warrin reconciliation by allowing room for the enforcement of the Afrikaans language and culture created be granted the Council and Senate of the University of Stellenbosch, under Act No. 107 von 1992, notice to him the grad
Doctor in Philosophy (D. Phil.)
Honoris Causa
With all the rights and privileges
On behalf of the Council and the Senate
Rector and Vice-Chancellor
On behalf of the Faculty
October 25, 1995

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0387

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