Protea Decoration

  • Decoration instituted on 16 April 2003.
  • Decoration consists of three awards: iPhrothiya yeGolide (Golden Protea) - awarded for exceptional leadership, or exceptionally meritorious service and utmost devotion to duty; iPhrothiya yeSiliva (Silver Protea) - awarded for outstanding leadership, or outstanding meritorious service and particular devotion to duty; iPhrothiya yeBhronzi (Bronze Protea) - awarded for leadership, or meritorious service and devotion to duty.
  • A Bar may be awarded for every subsequent action which would make recipients eligible for the award of the same decoration.



South African Military decorations