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 essential pillar of international and multilateral relations.
This order is awarded in three classes:
- Class 1 – Supreme Companion of O.R. Tambo (Gold)
- Class 2 – Grand Companion of O.R. Tambo (Silver)
- Class 3 – Companion of O.R. Tambo (Bronze)
All the Awards include four elements: a walking stick, a neck badge, a miniature and a lapel rosette.