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Nelson Mandela Awarded Lifetime Campaigner For Peace And Freedom

Nelson Mandela Awarded Lifetime Campaigner For Peace And Freedom

Nelson Mandela to receive inaugural Mahathir For Global Peace award

Nelson Mandela to receive inaugural Mahathir For Global Peace award

Celebrating Mahathir & Mandela

Celebrating Mahathir & Mandela

Mandela’s soft spot for Malaysia

Mandela’s soft spot for Malaysia

“One of the greatest symbols of resilience, tolerance, non-violence and moral integrity of our age.” – Tan Sri Limkokwing

Dr Nelson Mandela awarded an Honorary Doctorate


University pays tribute to inspiring leader for making the world a better, kinder place

University pays tribute to inspiring leader for making the world a better, kinder place

Mandela gets Honorary Doctorate from Limkokwing University

Mandela gets Honorary Doctorate from Limkokwing University

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Citation

“Because of him, the world is a better place. Because of him, the world is working to be a kinder place.” – Tan Sri Limkokwing

1990 1991 1993 1994 2007 2008 2013
Nelson Mandela's release from prison helps re-establish ties between South Africa and Malaysia Nelson Mandela meets Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, receives Nobel Peace Prize Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing flies to South Africa to work on Nelson Mandela's campaign Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing honours Nelson Mandela by helping develop Africa’s educational landscape and through conferment of special awards

Nelson Mandela is released from prison

Nelson Mandela is elected as Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC)

Nelson Mandela is elected as President of the ANC

Diplomatic relations between Malaysia and South Africa are re-established. Malaysian Airlines adds a flight to Johannesburg in its itinerary. International trade sanctions are slowly lifted and South African cargos are accepted into Malaysia

Nelson Mandela visits Taiwan and Malaysia as ANC President. Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad handpicks Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing to help Nelson Mandela in the upcoming national elections

Nelson Mandela is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with then South African President FW de Klerk

Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing flies and stays in South Africa for 6 months to strategize and help implement the presidential campaign of Nelson Mandela

The campaign was intended to unite and took a reconciliatory stance (which some ANC supporters criticized as too soft). The campaign slogan ‘A better life for all’ was used with a photo of a smiling Nelson Mandela and children of different ethnicities.

His intense popularity turned to be a ‘problem’ for the campaign since people would tear the posters and take them home as souvenirs. For decades, photos of Nelson Mandela were banned by the apartheid government and the campaign posters finally gave the people opportunity to see how he looked like after life from prison.

Nelson Mandela autographs a campaign poster for Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing

Nelson Mandela signs an official letter of appreciation to then Dato’ (now Tan Sri) Lim Kok Wing

South Africa holds its first multi-racial elections; Nelson Mandela votes for the first time

Nelson Mandela is elected by parliament as the first president of post-apartheid South Africa and inaugurated as president the next day

Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing honours Nelson Mandela’s vision (A better life for all) by helping build and develop human capital in the African continent. Limkokwing University of Creative Technology opened campuses in the following countries:

  • Limkokwing Botswana (Block 7)

    Gaborone

  • Limkokwing Lesotho

    Maseru

  • Limkokwing Swaziland

    Mbabane

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology awards an Honorary Doctorate for Humanity to Nelson Mandela in South Africa

The Mahathir Global Peace Foundation confers its first Peace Award to Nelson Mandela. South African President Jacob Zuma accepts it on his behalf

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