Index
Bravery Awards
Gold
Silver
  Bronze
Merit Awards
  Gold
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

NKWE ya GAUTA (NG)
(Bravery Award Gold)                      

Awarded to members who have distinguished themselves by performing acts of exceptional bravery during military operations.

Language of origin: SESOTHO

Medal distinction: LEOPARD

Ribbon colour design: YELLOW (Gold) 6mm and SKY BLUE (Blue Crane) 20mm

Criteria

The honours for bravery may be awarded .to officers and other ranks of the SANDF who have distinguished themselves by performing acts of exceptional bravery during military operations. A bar may be awarded for a successive similar achievement. The award of the decoration for service in active military operations shall be indicated by distinguishing insignia according to the Service in which the recipient was serving, ie Army uniform: Crossed swords; Air Force uniform: Eagle; Naval uniform: Anchor and Military Health Service uniform: Rod of Aesculapius.

Guidelines

  • Deliberate but daring and courageous actions on a single occasion or over a period of time.
  • Single act of valour; or most conspicuous bravery of daring or pre-eminent act of self-sacrifice; or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of an enemy.
  • Real threat for loss of own life.
  • Places a high premium on the prevention of the loss of lives.
  • Actions vital to attain success.
  • Perseverance under extremely difficult situations