President Ramaphosa to bestow National Orders Awards

President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Grand Patron of the National Orders, will on Saturday, 28 April 2018, bestow the 2018 National Orders Awards on distinguished local citizens and eminent foreign nationals who have played a momentous role towards building a free and peaceful democratic South Africa and improving the lives of South Africans in various ways.

The National Orders are the highest awards that South Africa bestows, through the President of the Republic, upon 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.

During the ceremony, President Ramaphosa will bestow the Order of Ikhamanga, the Order of the Baobab, the Order of Luthuli, and the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo to the deserving recipients.

Details of the ceremony are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018

Time: 11h00 (Media to arrive at 10h00 for the Ceremony)

Venue: Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria

Members of the media are requested to immediately send their names ID/Passport numbers to Proffesor Ndawonde on proffesor@presidency.gov.za or 079 891 2782.

Accreditation for this event closes at 13h00 on Thursday 26 April 2018. Members of the media are also requested to present their valid press cards at the point of entry to access the venue.

DRESS CODE: Members of the media are kindly requested to respect the decorum of this national event and venue by dressing presentably. Jeans, t-shirts and takkies will not be allowed past the gates at the entrance to the Presidential estate.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa