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Bravery Awards
Gold
Silver
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Merit Awards
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Silver
  Bronze
Good Service Medal
Campaign Medal
Mention in Dispatches
Unitas Medal
Order of Mapungubwe
Order of Companions of O.R. Tambo
Order of the Baobab

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 Flag) 2mm

Criteria

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.

Guidelines

  • Exceptional Leadership.
  • More than usual, exceptional, unique.
  • Aptitude, talent, ability, sharp-witted.
  • Creativity.
  • Ability to persevere.

Outstanding Service of Highest Order

  • Service of vital importance/permanent significance for the SANDF.
  • Outside normal routine.
  • Consistent quality of work.
  • Unselfishness.
  • Positive effect in the organisation.
  • Distinguishes him-/herself from others.
  • Visible and measurable results at a national or interdepartmental level.

Outstanding Service

  • Positive conduct sheet.
  • Creativity.
  • Innovation.
  • Initiative.