The Nelson Mandela Tributes database consists of tributes, honours and awards bestowed on 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:

  • Streets, roads, boulevards, avenues, bridges, highways etc named after Mr Mandela
  • Stadia, squares, plazas, parks, gardens, trails, areas etc named after Mr Mandela
  • Halls, buildings, housing developments, structures etc named after Mr Mandela
  • Schools, universities, educational institutions named after Mr Mandela
  • Bursaries, scholarships, foundations named after Mr Mandela
  • Awards and events named after 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
  • Civic honours, freedoms of cities/towns etc and honorary citizenships 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
  • Patronages held by Mr Mandela
  • Miscellaneous (products, businesses, fauna and flora, objects etc.)

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 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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