IPHROTHIYA ye GOLIDE (PG)
(Merit Award Gold)
Awarded to members who have distinguished
themselves by exceptional leadership or
exceptional meritorious service and the utmost
devotion to duty.
Language of origin: ISIZULU
Medal distinction: PROTEA
Ribbon colour design: BLUE (Blue crane) 13mm,
YELLOW (Gold) 2mm and BLACK (National
The honours for meritorious conduct may be
awarded to officers and other ranks of the SANDF
who have distinguished themselves by exceptional
leadership or exceptional meritorious service
and the utmost 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.
- Exceptional Leadership.
- More than usual, exceptional, unique.
- Aptitude, talent, ability, sharp-witted.
- Ability to persevere.
Outstanding Service of Highest Order
- Service of vital importance/permanent
significance for the SANDF.
- Outside normal routine.
- Consistent quality of work.
- Positive effect in the organisation.
- Distinguishes him-/herself from others.
- Visible and measurable results at a national or
- Positive conduct sheet.