South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Medals : Silver Merit Awards
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 Flag) 2mm and YELLOW (Gold) 2mm
The honours for meritorious conduct may be awarded to officers and other ranks of the SANDF who have distinguished themselves by outstanding leadership or outstanding meritorious service and particular devotion to duty. A bar may be awarded for a successive similar achievement. The award of the decorations for service in active military operations shall be indicated by the distinguishing insignia according to the Service in which the recipient was serving, eg in Army uniform: Crossed swords; Air Force uniform: Eagle; Naval uniform: Anchor and Military Health uniform: Rod of Aesculapius.