SA orders for Chad, Makgoba

2013-04-23 00:00

SIX people from KwaZulu-Natal will be among the recipients of the country’s highest honours during the celebration of Freedom Day on Saturday.

The national orders are given to South Africans and foreign nationals for contributions to the advancement of democracy and community service.

Chancellor of the national orders Cassius Lubisi yesterday named African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as a recipient of the Order of Luthuli in gold for her exceptional work for the cause of freedom in South Africa and development.

The Order of Mendi will go to Riot Makhomanisi Mkhwanazi and Cletus Mmzimela for their contribution to the liberation of South Africa.

Olympic swimmer Chad le Clos will receive the Order of Ikhamanga in silver for his excellent achievements on the international swimming stage, especially at the London Olympics in 2012.

University of KwaZulu-Natal vice-chancellor Malegapuru William Makgoba will be presented with the Order of Mapungubwe in silver for his dedication and contributions to the field of science amd medicine.

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim will receive the Order of Mapungubwe in bronze for outstanding work in HIV and TB and her role in health policy development that has placed South Africa on the international stage.

The recipients

The Order of Mendi for Bravery

• Alfred Duma (freedom fighter, silver);

• Riot Makhomanisi Mkhwanazi (freedom fighter, silver); and

• Cletus Mzimela (freedom fighter, gold).

The Order of Ikhamanga

• Chad le Clos (Olympic swimmer, silver)

• Ilse Hayes (Paralympic athlete, silver)

• Vusi Mahlasela (musician, silver)

• Zolani Mkiva (poet, silver)

• Kaizer Motaung (football, silver)

• Pretty Yende (opera singer, silver)

The Order of the Baobab

• Suraya “Bibi” Khan (commuity service, bronze)

• Nontsikelelo Qwelane (education, bronze)

• Yusuf Abramjee (commuity development: Lead SA, silver)

• David Jacobus Bosch (project scientist, silver)*;

• Colin Wells Eglin (politician silver);

• Herbert William Garnet de la Hunt (Scouts movement, silver);

• Sayed Mohamed Rdwin Mia (surgeon, silver).

The Order of Luthuli

• Nomazizi Mtshotshisa (leadership, bronze)*;

• Neville Alexander (academic and activist, silver)*;

• Amina Desai (freedom fighter, silver)*;

• Michael Alan Harmel (freedom fighter, silver)*;

• Essop Essak Jassat (freedom fighter, silver);

• Arthur Letele (freedom fighter, silver)*;

• Mosibudi Mangena (freedom fighter, silver);

• Moosa (Mosie) Moola (freedom fighter, silver);

• Richard Mothupi (freedom fighter, silver

• David Fani Mncube (freedom fighter, silver)

• Elias Phakane Moretsele (freedom fighter,


• Nkozazana Dlamini-Zuma (freedom fighter, gold)

The Order of Mapungubwe

• Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim: (medical


• Doctor Bernie Fanaroff (astronomy, silver)

• Professor George Ekama (water research, silver)

• Doctor Glenda Gray (medical research, silver)

• Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba (medicine and science, silver)

The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo

• Dina Forti (Italy, freedom fighter, silver)

• Reverend Jesse Jackson (U.S., civil rights leader, silver)

• Enuga Screenivasulu Reddy (United Nations,


• Giuseppe Soncini (Italy, freedom fighter, silver)*;

• Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham (Guyana, freedom fighter)*.

* Posthumously awarded.

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