Honours and Awards

  • Eleventh Annual NAACP Image Award (1978): Stevie Wonder Perpetual Award
  • Minneapolis Freedom of the City (1997)
  • Atlanta Freedom of the City (1997)
  • National Institute for Public Interest Law and Research Award (2000)
  • Eastern Cape Heroes Award (2001)
  • Eskom African Leaders Initiative Award (2002)
  • Presidential Awards (2002)
  • Black Management Forum Lifetime Achievers Award (2004)
  • The King Hintsha Bravery Award (2005)
  • Vodacom Lifetime Achiever Award (2006)
  • The Literary Posthumous Award (2011)
  • PACON Posthumous Pan African Icon Award (2012)
  • Mahatma Ghandi Satyagraha Award (2012)

  • University of Fort Hare – Doctor of Social Sciences Honours Causa awarded on the 23 April 1998
  • University of Venda – Doctor of Laws awarded on 20 September 1999
  • University of Port Elizabeth – Doctor Educationis awarded on 20 April 2002
  • University of San Francisco – Doctor of Humane Letters awarded on 20 May 2003
  • University of Western Cape – Doctor of Philosophy awarded on 21 March 2011
  • Durban University of Technology – Doctor of Technology in Arts and Design awarded on 18 April 2011