Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), General Solly Shoke will for the first time confer medals to members of the South African National Defence Force in the Western Cape who have distinguished themselves over the years through various achievements.
The event will be held as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Venue: Wynberg Sports Grounds, Cape Town
General Shoke will present various medals which include, amongst others, Merit Awards, Distinguished Service and Loyal Service, Good Service and Bar to the Good Service for thirty and forty years as well as the Chief of SANDF commendation certificate.
The tradition of bestowing medals and decorations in the military dates back to a few thousand years where soldiers’ contribution in battle and in other deeds would be recognised. General Shoke will be recognising members of the SANDF who mostly serve in units within the Western Cape Province.
General Shoke will ultimately confer a total of ninety-one (91) medals to members of the SANDF. You are cordially invited to send a journalist and /or a cameraperson/photographer to cover the event. Members who are assigned to cover the event must confirm attendance by contacting Major Ntsikie Mantshongo as indicated below.
Captain (SAN) Prince Tshabalala
Cell: 078 447 8964