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South Africans to be honoured with 2016 National Orders

South Africans to be honoured with 2016 National Orders

South Africa will award the 2016 National Orders today to citizens, living and deceased, for their political, cultural and social contributions to democracy. The awards are given as part of the country's annual Freedom Day commemorations.

National Orders were bestowed on activists and cultural leaders

National Orders are the highest awards that the country, through its president, can bestow on its citizens or eminent foreigners. This year, the 21st year of the ceremony, awards were handed to sports leaders, cultural luminaries, and a host of veteran activists, both local and foreign.

Wheelchair star Sithole gears up for SA Open

Five sports stars to receive National Orders

Five of South Africa's top sports stars - athlete Caster Semenya, swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, Paralympic standout Fanie van der Merwe, wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole, and footballing great Jomo Sono - will receive the country's highest civilian honours on Freedom Day.

South Africa honours its heroes with 2014 National Orders

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, 56 men and women who made - and are continuing to make - exceptional contributions to the country will receive their National Orders, South Africa's highest civilian honour. The awards will be presented by President Jacob Zuma at a Freedom Day ceremony next Sunday.
South Africa's national orders

South Africa’s national orders

South Africa's national orders reflect the inclusiveness and diversity of a democratic South Africa, our people and our place in the African continent - in essence, the spirit of a free country where a culture of human rights prevails.

National Orders recipients named

On 27 April, Freedom Day, President Jacob Zuma bestowed National Orders on a number of worthy South Africans and citizens of foreign countries. The list of recipients for 2011 was released on 21 April.
Blatter awarded National Orders

South Africa's new Cabinet

National orders for Freedom Day

President Jacob Zuma will bestow national orders, the country's highest civilian awards, on 36 South Africans following the Freedom Day events at the Union Buildings on Wednesday.

Blatter awarded National Orders

South Africa has honoured Fifa president Sepp Blatter for backing the bid to host the 2010 Football World Cup in Africa, making this year’s edition a first for the continent, and a significant milestone in the history of the tournament.
SA bestows National Orders

SA bestows National Orders

Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro and astute businessman and former politician Cyril Ramaphosa are amongst the 28 recipients of the prestigious National Orders from the South African government on 27 March.

National orders

South Africa honours freedom heroes with national orders

Twenty-six men and women were the latest recipients of South Africa's highest honours for outstanding service to their communities, for the part they played in South Africa's fight for freedom, for their roles in the struggle against oppression worldwide, and for exceptional achievement.

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