For his excellent contribution in photo journalism and placing the brutality of the Apartheid police in the international spotlight, Nzima was conferred with the Order of Ikhamanga in Bronze
Masana Samuel “Sam” Nzima was born on 8 August 1934 in Lillydale, a small village in Bushbuckridge, located in the south- eastern part of Limpopo Province and the north eastern part of Mpumalanga Province. He grew up on a farm where his family lived and his father worked. When the farmer pressed the young Nzima into farm labour, he ran away, after nine months of working on the farm, to Johannesburg where he found a job as a gardener in Henningham.
• Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. [Available at] http://www.bushbuckridge.gov.za/ online. [Accessed on 7 May 2011]
• Anon (unknown), Sam Nzima, Available at http://www.sahistory.org.za online. [Accessed on 7 May 2011]