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The Order of Luthuli

Chief Albert Luthuli was a legendary liberation struggle leader and first African recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960. Although he grew up in tribal surroundings, Chief Luthuli believed in and fought for full political, economic and social opportunities for the oppressed people of South Africa. Because of his conviction and desire to see all people participate and enjoy the fruits of a prosperous South Africa, he sacrificed all prospects of personal gain and comforts and dedicated his life to the cause and service of his compatriots. He served as president of the African National Congress from 1952 until his death in 1967.

The central motif of the design of this Order is the triangular flintstone, which represents a basic survival tool used by our ancestors to skin animals, construct shelters and cut strips of skin to make clothes. It symbolises Chief Luthuli’s vision for all people to be empowered to participate fully in society.

Within the domain of the flintstone, the rising sun at its top edge represents the dawn of a new era on Africa.

Immediately below is Isandlwana Hill, depicted in its pristine outline to represent peace and tranquillity after the Battle of Isandlwana in 1879.

Below Isandlwana Hill is an abstract representation of the South African National Flag, representing sovereignty, freedom and democracy.

The nadir of the flintstone is composed of the partial image of a decorative African pot embellished with beads, symbolising the beauty of Africa. Two horns of an African bull flank the central image and signify the empowerment and prosperity of African people. The leopard skin-patterned rings at the base of both horns represent the trademark headgear of Chief Luthuli.

There are three elements to an award of the Order of Luthuli:

  • a neck badge (a gold, silver or bronze medallion on a neck band);
  • a miniature (a miniature gold, silver or bronze medallion for wearing as a brooch or on the breast pocket);
  • and a lapel rosette (also in gold, silver or bronze).

Recipients of this Order are entitled to indicate that they have been invested with the relevant category of the Order by the use of the following post-nominal letters:

  • OLG for recipients of the Order of Luthuli (gold)
  • OLS for recipients of the Order of Luthuli (silver)
  • OLB for recipients of the Order of Luthuli (bronze)

The Order of Luthuli is awarded to South Africans who have served the interests of South Africa by making a meaningful contribution in any of the following areas: the struggle for democracy, human rights, nation-building, justice, peace and conflict resolution.

The Order of Luthuli in gold is awarded for exceptional contribution in a relevant field.

The Order of Luthuli in silver is awarded for excellent contribution, while the Order of Luthuli in bronze is awarded for outstanding contribution.

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Recipients

2017

Recipient:
Silver
6 June 2017

2017

Recipient:
Silver
28 April 2017
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Silver
28 April 2017
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Silver
28 April 2017
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Silver
28 April 2017
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Silver
28 April 2017
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Silver
28 April 2017
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Silver
28 April 2017
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Silver
28 April 2017
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Silver
28 April 2017

2016

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Gold
27 April 2016
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Silver
27 April 2016
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Silver
27 April 2016
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Silver
27 April 2016
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Silver
27 April 2016
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Silver
27 April 2016
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Silver
27 April 2016
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Silver
27 April 2016
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Bronze
27 April 2016

2016

Recipient:
Silver
17 April 2016

2015

Recipient:
Silver
6 June 2015

2015

Recipient:
Silver
27 April 2015
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Silver
27 April 2015
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Bronze
27 April 2015

2015

Recipient:
Silver
25 April 2015

2014

Recipient:
Silver
27 April 2014

2013

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Gold
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Silver
27 April 2013
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Bronze
27 April 2013

2011

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Gold
27 April 2011
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Silver
27 April 2011
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Silver
27 April 2011
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Silver
27 April 2011
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Bronze
27 April 2011
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Bronze
27 April 2011
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Bronze
27 April 2011
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Bronze
27 April 2011
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Bronze
27 April 2011

2010

Recipient:
Gold
27 April 2010
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Silver
27 April 2010
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Silver
27 April 2010
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Silver
27 April 2010
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Silver
27 April 2010
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Silver
27 April 2010

2009

Recipient:
Silver
27 April 2009
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Silver
27 April 2009
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Silver
27 April 2009
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Silver
27 April 2009
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Silver
27 April 2009
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Silver
27 April 2009
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Bronze
27 April 2009
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Bronze
27 April 2009
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Bronze
27 April 2009
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Bronze
27 April 2009
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Bronze
27 April 2009

2008

Recipient:
Gold
27 April 2008
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Gold
27 April 2008
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Gold
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008
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Silver
27 April 2008

2007

Recipient:
Silver
27 April 2007
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Silver
27 April 2007
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Silver
27 April 2007
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Silver
27 April 2007
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Silver
27 April 2007
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Bronze
27 April 2007
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Bronze
27 April 2007
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Bronze
27 April 2007

2006

Recipient:
Gold
27 April 2006
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Gold
27 April 2006
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Silver
27 April 2006
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Silver
27 April 2006
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Silver
27 April 2006
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Silver
27 April 2006
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Silver
27 April 2006
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Silver
27 April 2006
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Bronze
27 April 2006
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Bronze
27 April 2006

2006

Recipient:
Silver
20 April 2006

2005

Recipient:
Silver
27 August 2005

2005

Recipient:
Gold
28 April 2005

2005

Recipient:
Gold
27 April 2005
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Gold
27 April 2005
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Gold
27 April 2005
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Silver
27 April 2005
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Silver
27 April 2005
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Silver
27 April 2005
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Silver
27 April 2005
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Silver
27 April 2005
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Silver
27 April 2005
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Silver
27 April 2005
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Silver
27 April 2005
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Silver
27 April 2005

2004

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Gold
16 June 2004
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Gold
16 June 2004
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Gold
16 June 2004
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Gold
16 June 2004
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16 June 2004
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Silver
16 June 2004
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16 June 2004
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16 June 2004
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Silver
16 June 2004
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Silver
16 June 2004
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Silver
16 June 2004
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Silver
16 June 2004
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Silver
16 June 2004
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Silver
16 June 2004
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Bronze
16 June 2004
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Bronze
16 June 2004

2003

Recipient:
Gold
2 December 2003
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Gold
2 December 2003
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Gold
2 December 2003
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Silver
2 December 2003
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Silver
2 December 2003
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Silver
2 December 2003
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Silver
2 December 2003
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Silver
2 December 2003
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Silver
2 December 2003
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Silver
2 December 2003
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Silver
2 December 2003
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Silver
2 December 2003
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Bronze
2 December 2003
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Bronze
2 December 2003