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Tributes, Honours and Awards

The Nelson Mandela Tributes database consists of tributes, honours and awards bestowed on the late Mr Nelson Mandela. It includes tributes he received while in prison, after his release, in his time in public office, and during his retirement. For ease of reference, the tributes are organised into the following broad categories:

Awards and events

presented to Mr Mandela

Sports-related honours and awards

presented to Mr Mandela

Student Union honours and awards

presented to Mr Mandela

Honorary degrees

presented to Mr Mandela

Other awards

 presented to Mr Mandela

Musical and theatre tributes

referring to, or dedicated to Mr Mandela

Statues, sculptures, art works and monuments

presented to, or dedicated to Mr Mandela


previously held by Mr Mandela

This database is a work in progress. While every effort has been made to verify entries, it has not always been possible. Furthermore, the database does not represent a comprehensive list of all tributes received by the late Nelson Mandela. Please contact us with any errors, omissions or additions:

Please note, Nelson Mandela, or the Nelson Mandela Foundation have not authorised the use of Mr Mandela’s name or endorsed organisations, institutions, products, or individuals included in this database.

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