Director-General, Dr Lubisi to announce 2019 National Orders recipients

The Presidency Director-General, Dr Cassius Lubisi will as Chancellor of the National Orders announce the names of the outstanding South African citizens and foreign nationals who will be awarded National Orders Awards in 2019.

The National Orders are the highest awards that South Africa bestows, through the President of the Republic, on citizens and members of the international community who have contributed meaningfully towards making the country a free, democratic and successful nation, united in its diversity.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on 25 April 2019 bestow the Order of Mendi, the Order of the Baobab, the Order of Ikhamanga, the Order Mapungubwe, the Order of Luthuli and the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo on recipients at the National Orders Awards Ceremony in Pretoria.

Details of the briefing by Dr Lubisi are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Time: 10:00 (Media to arrive at 09:00)

Venue: Media Centre, Union Buildings, Pretoria

Media interested in attending the briefing should please liaise with Tsakane Khambane on 082 084 5566 or

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa