Category Archives: South African Army

SANDF Medals : Silver Merit Awards

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Medals : Silver Merit Awards IPHROTHIYA ye SILIVA (PS) (Merit Award Silver) Awarded to members who have distinguished themselves by outstanding leadership or outstanding meritorious service and particular devotion to duty. Language of origin: ISISWATI Medal distinction: PROTEA Ribbon colour design: BLUE (Blue crane) 11mm , WHITE (Silver) 2mm , BLACK (National… Read More »

SANDF Medals : Okhankanyiweho (Mention in Dispatches)

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Medals : Okhankanyiweho (Mention in Dispatches)    Criteria Awarded to officers and other ranks of the SANDF who have distinguished themselves in the execution of duty through brave or meritorious conduct, leadership, devotion to duty, praiseworthy service, or other distinguished conduct concerning campaigns, military operations or notable military actions and which actions… Read More »

SANDF Medals : Order of Companions of O.R. Tambo

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Medals : Order of Companions of O.R. Tambo This order is awarded to foreign nationals (Heads of State and Government) and other foreign dignitaries. It is awarded for friendship shown to South Africa. It is therefore an order of peace, co-operation and active expression of solidarity and support. The Order constitutes an… Read More »

SANDF Medals : Order of the Baobab

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Medals : Order of the Baobab The Order is awarded to South African Citizens for distinguished service. The service is well beyond the ordinary call of duty. It is an award for exceptional and distinguished contributions in the following categories: The Struggle for democracy. Building democracy and Human relations. Nation building. Peace… Read More »