The Presidency has reminded members of the public
that they have until 15 September 2016 to submit their
nominations for the National Orders.
The National Orders awards will honour South Africans and
eminent foreign nationals who have contributed to the
achievement of a free, united, non-racial, democratic,
non-sexist and prosperous South Africa in various ways.
“Also honoured are citizens who have sacrificed life and limb to
save others and those who have excelled in various fields. The
ceremony contributes towards unity, reconciliation and
nation-building,” The Presidency said.
The selection process of the awards will be processed and
administered by the National Orders Advisory Council appointed
by the President of the Republic.
There are six orders that are bestowed to deserving recipients.
The Order of Mendi for Bravery recognises
South African citizens who have performed acts of bravery.
The Order of Ikhamanga recognises South
African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts,
culture, literature, music, journalism and sport.
The Order of the Baobab recognises South
African citizens who have contributed to community service,
business and economy, science, medicine and technological
The Order of Luthuli recognises South African
citizens who have contributed to the struggle for democracy,
nation-building, building democracy and human rights,
justice and peace as well as for the resolution of conflict.
The Order of Mapungubwe recognises South
Africans who have excelled and attained exceptional
achievement to the benefit of South Africa and beyond.
The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo
recognises eminent foreign nationals for friendship shown to
South Africa. It is therefore an Order of peace, cooperation
and active expression of solidarity and support.
Nominations forms are available on The
Presidency's website at http://www.bit.ly/294tes7.
Members of the public are urged to attach a short motivation on
the person nominated.
Self-nomination or the nomination of public servants is not
permissible. – Source: www.SAnews.gov.za