Statement from Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Jill Trewhella on the passing of Nelson Mandela.

6 December 2013

The University of Sydney joins the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, an inspirational leader who had a transformative influence on our times.

His unwavering belief that we are all born equal propelled the anti-apartheid struggle andmovement for equality and reconciliation, which helped shaped a nation.

His legacy is unimpeachable and will endure throughout the ages.

In 2000 the University of Sydney awarded Nelson Mandela an honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his leadership in the struggle for peace and justice in South Africa.

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