Item 1219 - Honorary Citizenship of the City of Heidelberg

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ZA COM MR-T-1-2-1219

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Honorary Citizenship of the City of Heidelberg

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  • 29 November 1996 (Creation)

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certificate

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

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Award conferring Honorary Citizenship of Heidelberg upon Mr Mandela by the Heiderberg Town Council, South Africa

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White certificate with red, gold, and blue matting, taken out of frame for preservation. Certificate center has light blue "Heidelberg" background. Certificate has the image of a yellow and orange coat of arms (two lions). Red "Seal of the Municipality of Heidelberg 1908" is affixed to lower right corner. Certificate text, in black and yellow, reads:
The Heidelberg Town Council
Noting:
the long history of working to achieve full democracy in South Africa;
Recognising:
President Nelson Mandela's personal walk to freedom; his leadership role in uniting this rainbow nation; motivating fellow citizens; working towards reconstruction and the development of this great country; offering his hand of friendship and reconciliation to all;
Resolve that:
The Heidelberg Town Council, representing residents of this town with its long history of being home to diverse groups, in recognition of the invaluable role he has played.
Award:
Honorary Citizenship of Heidelberg to Nelson R Mandela
Signed by: Cllr LC Deysel; Alderman JC Jonck; Cllr PJD Kotze; Cllr ME Macu; Cllr M Matlala; Mayor Cllr Ms BJ Mofokeng-Modisakeng; Cllr AJ Mbhele; Cllr SA Mkize; Cllr OJ Nkosi; Cllr Adv SJ Ross; Chief Executive HG Heymann
29 November 1996

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0338

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