25 March 2019


President Ramaphosa bestows National Orders 

by: Semphete Correspondent    date: 26 January 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa will bestow the 2018 National Orders Awards on distinguished local citizens and eminent foreign nationals on Saturday (28 April 2018). 

As State President, Ramaphosa is the Grand Patron of the National Orders. These awards are bestowed on individuals 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,” said the Presidency in a statement. 

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

The President 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 deserving recipients. 

This is an annual event hosted by the State President. This year’s awards will be held at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.