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Nelson Mandela

Honoris Causa

NELSON MANDELA was bestowed a degree “Honoris Causa” by Queen’s University Belfast in July 2008 “for distinction in public service”. Because Mandela not well, he could not attend the ceremony in Belfast. A Queen’s representative flew to South Africa to hand him the degree while he, on his side, recorded a message which was broadcasted at the ceremony in Belfast. Details below.

Here is a picture of the handing of his degree
by Anthony O’Reilly in South Africa:       

Mandela QUB

Here is Mandela’s acceptance speech – video recorded and projected on the day in Belfast (from minute 3,25):

Here is what the Belfast Telegraph wrote at the time: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/mandela-to-join-qubs-honorary-graduate-list-28437574.html