Deputy Chair, I move without notice:
That the Council -
1) notes that as part of Freedom Day celebrations on 27 April 2012, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma will award national orders to citizens of South Africa and members of the international community who have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world;
2) further notes that among the 31 recipients of this highest accolade are several activists, politicians, musicians, scientists former presidents, as well as Mr Neil Sharrocks of Gauteng, who helped save the lives of 44 children who nearly drowned when their bus fell into a river in Knysna last year and who will be awarded the silver Order of Mendi; and
3) takes this opportunity to congratulate all recipients of such awards and expresses its gratitude for their selfless service and contribution to make South Africa and the world a better place.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.