media statement 2011

MEDIA INVITATION BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE: CHIEF OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE HOSTS A MEDAL PARADE

Date of release 23 November 2011

On Friday 25 November 2011, Chief of the South African National Defence Force, (C SANDF) General (Gen) Solly Shoke will present medals to members of the SANDF who have distinguished themselves in execution of their duties. The parade will be held at SANDF Headquarters at Armscor Sports field in Pretoria at 09:30.

Gen Shoke will present approximately one hundred and ten (110) senior medals to worthy recipients comprising Generals, Flag Officers, Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers from different services of the SANDF.

Medals that will be presented are as follows:

  • IPHROTHIYA ye SILIVA (PS) medal. This medal is awarded to members who distinguished themselves by outstanding leadership or outstanding meritorious service and particular devotion to duty.
  • IPHROTHIYA ye BORONSE (PB) medal. This medal is awarded to members who distinguished themselves by leadership or meritorious service and particular devotion to duty.
  • 40 and 30 years Good Service medal. This medal is awarded to members whose character and conduct have been irreproachable and who have completed 40 or 30 years qualifying service.

IPHROTHIYA ye SILIVA (PS) medal and IPHROTHIYA ye BORONSE (PB) medals will be awarded to eleven (11) and twenty six (26) members respectively. About forty-six (46) members will be awarded 40 years of Good Service medal and about twenty-seven (27) members will be awarded 30 years of Good Service medal.

You are cordially invited to send a journalist and a photographer/cameraperson to attend the event. Members who are assigned for the event are requested to RSVP as depicted below.

ENDS

Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
(Defence Media Liaison)
Pretoria
   
Enquiries: Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga
012 355-6302