President Zuma to confer Special National Orders
25 October 2012
President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 26 October 2012, host a special National Orders ceremony to bestow the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo to eminent foreign nationals.
The special event honours the legacy of national hero and icon, former African National Congress (ANC) President Oliver Reginald Tambo, after whom the National Order is named.
The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo is awarded to foreign nationals and other foreign dignitaries for friendship shown to South Africa and its people. It is an Order of peace, co-operation and active expression of solidarity and support. It also constitutes an essential pillar of the country’s international and multilateral relations.
All the foreign nationals who will be awarded this prestigious award have played a significant part in the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa through lobbying the international community to take a stand against the oppression of South African people.
Details of the ceremony are as follows:
Date: Friday 26 October 2012
Time: 13h00 (Media to be seated by 12h30) Venue: Sefako M Makgatho Presidential Guest House, Pretoria
We wish to request the media attending the event to please RSVP with Nomfundo Mcetywa on email@example.com or Khutjo Sebata on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enquiries: Zanele Mngadi 082 330 1148 or Bongani Majola 082 339 1993.
Issued by: The Presidency