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
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
- 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