National Orders awards 27 April 2005

Order of the Baobab

Gold (Supreme Counsellor of the Baobab)

  • University of Fort Hare: Awarded to the University of Fort Hare for its exceptional contribution to black academic training and leadership development on the African continent
  • Job Richard Rathebe (1897 – 1982): Awarded to Job Richard Rathebe for his exceptional dedication to offering social services to war orphans, widows and dependants of soldiers during and after the II world war, educational advocacy and the struggle against racial discrimination

Silver (Grand Counsellor of the Baobab)

  • Ethel Barlow (1931 –): Awarded to Ethel Barlow for her dedicated service to the community and her excellent contribution to land restoration
  • Revel Albert Ellis Fox (1924 – 2004): Awarded to Revel Albert Ellis Fox for his lifelong contribution to the advancement of architecture in South Africa
  • Urbania Bebe Mothopeng (1917 –): Awarded to Urbania Bebe Mothopeng for her distinguished contribution in the rehabilitation of girl child offenders, assisting girl learners and the upliftment of women

Bronze (Counsellor of the Baobab)

  • Marjorie Manganye (1931 –): Awarded to Marjorie Manganye for her dedicated care of the poor, elderly and neglected people in Alexandra

Order of Luthuli

Gold

  • Flag Marutle Boshielo (1920 –): Awarded to Flag Marutle Boshielo for his exceptional contribution to the struggle for liberation and workers' rights
  • John Langalibalele Dube (1871 – 1946): Awarded to John Langalibalele Dube for his exceptional leadership and contribution to the struggle for equal rights and a democratic South Africa
  • Anton Muziwakhe Lembede (1914 – 1947): Awarded to Anton Muziwakhe Lembede for his exceptional contribution to the struggle for a non-racial, non-sexist, free and democratic South Africa
  • Isaac Bangani Tabata (1909 – 1990): Awarded to Isaac Bangani Tabata for his exceptional contribution to the founding of organisations which forged unity among the oppressed across the race and class boundaries

Silver

  • Flag Marutle Boshielo (1920 –): Awarded to Flag Marutle Boshielo for his exceptional contribution to the struggle for liberation and workers' rights
  • John Langalibalele Dube (1871 – 1946): Awarded to John Langalibalele Dube for his exceptional leadership and contribution to the struggle for equal rights and a democratic South Africa
  • Anton Muziwakhe Lembede (1914 – 1947): Awarded to Anton Muziwakhe Lembede for his exceptional contribution to the struggle for a non-racial, non-sexist, free and democratic South Africa
  • Isaac Bangani Tabata (1909 – 1990): Awarded to Isaac Bangani Tabata for his exceptional contribution to the founding of organisations which forged unity among the oppressed across the race and class boundaries

Order of Companions of OR Tambo

Gold

  • Cheddi Jagan (1918 - 1997): Awarded to Cheddi Jagan for his exceptional contribution to the struggle against racial oppression and colonial exploitation
  • Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964): Awarded to Jawaharlal Nehru for his exceptional contribution to the founding of the non-aligned movement and striving for the ideals of equality and justice in the world
  • Ahmed Sukarno (1901 - 1970): Awarded to Ahmed Sukarno for his exceptional contribution to the struggle against colonialism and the founding of the non-aligned movement
  • Diallo Telli Boubacar (1925 – 1977): Awarded to Diallo Telli Boubacar for his exceptional contribution to the struggle against colonisation and for championing the unity of the African continent

Silver

  • Motsamai Keyecwe Mpho (1921 -): Awarded to Motsamai Keyecwe Mpho for his excellent contribution to the struggle for liberation, democracy and human rights in South Africa
  • Vladimir Gennadyevich Shubin (1939 -): Awarded to Vladimir Gennadyevich Shubin for his excellent contribution to the struggle against Apartheid and colonialism in Southern Africa

Order of Mapungubwe

Gold

  • Sydney Brenner (1927 -): For his exceptional contribution in the field of medicine, especially for his ground-breaking research in genetics thus putting South Africa on the world stage

Speeches and media releases

  • Pres Mbeki to award National Orders, 26 Apr on 21 April 2005
  • Citations for 2005 National Orders ceremony