Nelson Mandela

University honours Mandela

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 March, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 March, 2002, 12:00am

Nelson Mandela will be awarded an honorary law doctorate from the University of Hong Kong in recognition of his struggle for human rights. The ceremony will be held at the Pokfulam campus on Thursday next week. Mr Mandela, who was South Africa's first black president - between 1994 and 1999 - will be given the honour in his absence. A separate ceremony will be held later in South Africa.