National Orders Recipients 2011

National Orders Recipients

National Orders Recipients 2011

The birth of a new non-racial and non -sexist democracy in South Africa necessitated a critical review of the system of National Orders. The previous system consisted of one Decoration and four Orders whose symbolic aesthetic was representative of the past. Seeking to move away from the past, in May 1998, the newly-instituted President's Advisory Council on National Orders was given the task and responsibility to review the system of National Orders and awards. To implement the task, a technical committee was constituted and the new National Orders were conceived in the spirit of rebirth.

South Africa's National Orders orders for 2011 were awarded recently to over 30 deserving people/groups. We are publishing the profiles of all the winners over the coming 2 months. The first few published are listed below..

  • Donald Thumamina Mboto: (1987 - 2010). Awarded the Order of Mendi for Bravery in Bronze.
  • Basil Sipho Neo Bridgeman Bikitsha: (1930 - 2007). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver.
  • Mannie Manim: (1941 - ). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver.
  • Raymond Chikapa (Ray) Phiri: (1947 -). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver.
  • Marlene van Niekerk: (1954 -). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver.
  • Raymond Basil van Staden: (1961 - 2010). Awarded the Order of Mendi for Bravery in Bronze.
  • Sarah Gertrude Mary Christina Holland: (1952 - 2010). Awarded the Order of Mendi for Bravery in Silver.
  • Sindiwe Magona: (1943 - ). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Bronze.
  • Thokozani Mandlenkosi Ernest Nene: (1944 - 2008). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Bronze.
  • David Patrick Russell: (1930s -). Awarded Order of the Baobab in Silver for his outstanding contribution to the theological field.
  • Nowongile Cynthia Molo: (1949 - ). Awarded the Order of Baobab in Bronze for her outstanding contribution to the development of rural women in agriculture.
  • Busisiwe Victoria Mhlongo: (1947 - 2010). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver for her outstanding contribution to South African music.
  • William Sinclair Winship: (1927 -). Awarded the Baobab in Silver for his excellent contribution to the field of medicine and the dedication of his adult life to paediatrics and human genetics.
  • Pambani Jeremiah Mzimba: (1850s - 1911). Awarded the Order of the Baobab in Gold, posthumously, for his pioneering role in the emergence of African independent churches.
  • Dr Irvin Khoza: (1948 -). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Gold for his hard work and dedication in helping South Africa win the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Danny Jordaan: (1951 -). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Gold for his excellent work and dedication in helping South Africa secure the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Reginald Dudley Forde: (1940 - ). Awarded the Order of the Baobab in Bronze in recognition of his excellent and unparalleled work in the fields of education and leadership building.
  • Molefi Nathanael Oliphant: (1952 - ). Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Gold for his excellent contribution to the development of soccer and his participation in ensuring that South Africa won the bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.