Item 1594 - Harvest Celebration 1659-2003 honour from KWV

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-1594

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Harvest Celebration 1659-2003 honour from KWV

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  • 1 February 2003 (Creation)

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certificate

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Date accepted: 1999/03/09 , Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 7/12/11

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Award presented to Mr Mandela in honour of his leadership and contribution in opening world markets for South African wine - KWV

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Cream-coloured certificate, taken out of frame for preservation, with large red wax seal with red ribbon affixed to bottom of certificate. Top of certificate, in fancy gold script, reads: Harvest celebration, 1659-2003. Remainder of certificate, in both black and gold text, reads:
The KWV Board of Directors paid honour to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela at the Harvest Celebration on Saturday 1 February 2003 in KWV's Cathedral Cellar, Paarl, for his leadership and contribution in opening world markets for South African wine. Through his personal vision and intervention, vast opportunities were created for long-term growth to the benefit of all members of the wine industry .
The occasion marked the production of the first South African wine on 2 February 1659 and celebrated the blessing of the 345th harvest.
Signed by: LN Jonker (Chairperson)

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0065

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