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PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE NELSON MANDELA HALL

We the students of the Nelson Mandela Hall, inspired by the values personified by Nelson Mandela, acknowledge the challenges facing us as a diverse community with varying backgrounds, cultures and histories.

Working together, we will strive to build a community of fellowship and equality which endures through adversity to create a residential environment based on the principles of non-racism, non-sexism and democracy.

Founded on the values of self-discipline, humility, loyalty and courtesy, we wish to encourage a spirit of volunteerism and "ubuntu" within our student body. We believe these qualities are essential in future leaders of our country, facing the challenges present in a constantly evolving South African community.

By striving to live up to the legacy of Nelson Mandela we seek to fulfil the Rhodes University maxim "Where leaders learn".
(Adopted by the Hall Committee - September 2003; the Hall Constitution will be established during 2004)

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