Dr Rebecca Malope is among the individuals who will receive the National Order Award on the 18th November 2021. The Order will be bestowed in Silver on Ms. Rebecca Malope: For her distinguished contribution to South African music; her unique voice brings joy and comfort to many through meaningful gospel music.
Following the announcement of National orders list on Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to bestow various national orders in different categories to eminent persons with some of the orders being bestowed posthumously.
"President Cyril Ramaphosa will bestow on deserving recipients the Order of Mendi for Bravery, the Order of Ikhamanga, the Order of the Baobab, the Order of Luthuli and the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo," said Chancellor of the National Orders and Director-General in the Presidency Ms Phindile Baleni.
National Orders are the highest awards that the country bestows on its citizens and eminent foreign nationals who have contributed towards the advancement of democracy and have made a significant impact on improving the lives of South Africans. The National Orders also recognise the contributions made by individuals towards building a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa as envisaged in our Constitution.