The Ubuntu Awards

About This Project

On the 11th of February the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) held their annual Ubuntu Awards at the CTICC in honour of O.R.’s Centenary. The annual awards honour remarkable South Africans excelling in the area of Public Diplomacy. DIRCO dedicated their entire ceremony to the legacy of Oliver Reginald Tambo, themed “In His Footsteps”. The O.R. Tambo Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 was awarded to Ma Gertrude Shope, epitomising the values of O.R.: passion, patriotism, integrity and humility.

Here is the link to the video of the event.


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11 February 2017



2017, Projects