SSR in his robes as Chancellor of the University of the West Indies – portrait painted by Barrington Watson of Jamaica.
SSR and his wife Lois, on 15 April,1990, with Nelson and Winnie Mandela, at their Reception at the Secretary General’s official residence for Mandela to meet South African exiles and friends of the Anti-aparthied Movement – on his first visit to London after release from prison. On Mandela’s right is Fr. Trevor Huddleston.
Hull University honoured five distinguished West Indians recently at a Special Degree Ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery and the death of William Wilberforce who led the abolition campaign. They were: Commwealth Secretary-General, Mr. Shridath Ramphal (Doctor of Laws) seen here with West Indian cricket captain Clive Lloyd (Master of Arts).
Ramphal is the Chairman of the Committee which awarded the 1985 Third World Prize to South Africa’s Nelson and Winnie Mandela. In 1986, during the visit of Eminent Persons Group, Ramphal sent the scroll to Winnie Mandela via officials of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Winnie Mandela, in turn, inscribed the photograph of presentation and sent it to Ramphal with the words: “To our honourable Shridath Ramphal. Love, from a nation that adores you for caring so much”. Winnie Mandela.