Johannesburg – Wits University will honour and preserve the legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela by erecting a wall of remembrance in his name and in the name of those who fought in the struggle with him.
This was announced by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Wits, Professor Adam Habib, last night during a memorial service in honour of the great icon and Wits alumnus.
Former president Nelson Mandela spent six years at Wits University. Some of the tributes to Nelson Mandela from the likes of George Bizos and Ahmed Kathrada and his other contemporaries whom he met while studying at Wits, are included in the links below.
To celebrate and commemorate the life and tremendous achievements of the late president Nelson Mandela, Wits University has compiled this resources page comprising of material and historical papers hosted in our archives. Below is also a list of commentators who can speak on the life and times of Madiba from a political, historical and cultural perspective.
The University of the Witwatersrand extends its deepest sympathies to the friends and family of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of our nation and an international icon, who passed away on Thursday, 5 December 2013 at the age of 95. May his soul rest in peace.