Nominations for top citizens sought

2017-07-05 06:01

Members of the public are requested to nominate South African citizens who they believe deserve to receive the honour of the national orders for 2017.

The national orders are the highest form of recognition that South Africa bestows on deserving citizens.

The president of the republic, as the grand patron of the national orders, awards these orders, which are inclusive and represent all South Africans.

The closing date for nominations is 31 August.

The Chancery of Orders is inviting nominations of individuals deemed worthy recipients of the national orders.

The Order of Mapungubwe is awarded to citizens who have accomplished excellence and exceptional achievements to the benefit of South Africa and beyond.

The Order of Baobab is awarded to citizens who have made exceptional and distinguished contributions in the following categories: community service, business and the economy, science, medicine and technological innovation.

The Order of Luthuli is awarded to citizens for outstanding contribution in the struggle for democracy, nation building, democracy and human rights, justice and peace, as well as for the resolution of conflict.

The Order of Ikhamanga is awarded to South African citizens who have excelled in the field of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport.

The Order of Mendi for Bravery is awarded to citizens who have distinguished themselves by displaying extraordinary acts of bravery through which their lives were placed in great danger or who have lost their lives, including trying to save the life of another person or by saving property, in or outside the Republic of South Africa.

The Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo is presented to eminent foreign nationals for friendship shown to South Africa. It is therefore concerned primarily with matters of peace, cooperation, international solidarity and support and is integral to the execution of South Africa’s international and multilateral relations.

Nomination forms can be down­loaded at www.thepresidency.gov.za.

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