Programme for the National Orders Ceremony of 26 April 2005: Union Buildings, Pretoria

08H30 Arrival of members of the Media

08h40 Arrival of Guests

08H45 Performance by Ensemble Orchestra, Imilonji ka Ntu, Thandiswa Mazwai and Busi Mhlongo

10H00 Performance of the National Anthem

10H02 Welcoming Remarks by the Chancellor of National Orders, Reverend Frank Chikane

10H08 President Thabo Mbeki delivers the Ceremonial Oration in his capacity as Grand Patron of National Orders


10H20 The Order of the Baobab

10H50 The Order of Luthuli

11H30 The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo

12H00 The Order of Mapungubwe

12H10 Official Photograph

12H15 Lunch

Enquiries: David Hlabane (082 561 9428) and Sputnik Ratau (082 440 6996).

Issued by The Presidency on 25 April 2005.

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