Item 1675 - Humanitarian Service Decoration - Gold Class- from The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS)

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ZA COM MR-T-1-4-1675

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Humanitarian Service Decoration - Gold Class- from The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS)

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  • 2 August 2004 (Creation)

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certificate

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Date accepted: 2004/06/04 , Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 11/11

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Award conferring the Humanitarian Service Decoration Gold Class upon Mr Mandela, South Africa

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Cream-coloured certificate with gold border, taken out of frame for preservation. Red logo of The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) is located at the top of the certificate. Certificate text, in black and gold, reads:
The Humanitarian Service Decoration
Gold Class
The Governing Board of the South African Red Cross Society, sitting in solemn conclave, has resolved to bestow the Humanitarian Service Decoration on Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
In grateful recognition of his meritorious service in the sacred cause of alleviating the suffering and hardship of our fellow human beings, wherever they may be in need, and regardless of their race, creed, religious or political beliefs, wherever they may be found, carried out in the finest traditions of our founder, Henri Dunant.
2nd August 2004
Signed by: President, The South African Red Cross Society SARCS

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0061

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