Unisa to honour Anton Lembede, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Struggle icons to have buildings in their names

19.8.2019

University of South Africa will rename one of its three historical buildings at the Muckleneuk campus after Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Struggle icons to have buildings in their names

Three new names of the buildings at Unisa's main campus in Pretoria will be unveiled this week.

"As a champion of youth empowerment, Madikizela-Mandela has a long and intimate association with Unisa and she spoke at the institution on many occasions. Working with the Mandela Legacy Foundation, we have been able to ensure that her contribution is institutionalised to reflect this relationship," Huma said.

"He tragically died at the entrance of AJH van der Walt building, which housed his office and the department he headed in 2017.

He obtained his master's from Unisa after submitting his thesis The Conception of God as Expounded by Great Philosophers from Descartes to the Present Day.

"As a national and African treasure, Unisa takes seriously its duty to be representative of the diverse communities that it serves.

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