Fitting farewell for an icon

Fitting farewell for an icon

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.

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Mandela at Wits

Mandela at Wits

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.

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Madiba: Media Resources

Madiba: Media Resources

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.

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