President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked recipients for enriching the lives of many South Africans in different ways at the 2019 National Orders which took place at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

Distinguished South Africans and eminent foreign nationals were honoured at the ceremony on Thursday.

Some of the recipients included greats in the fields of arts, sports, journalism, and academia.

They included among others music sensation Yvonne Chaka Chaka-Mhinga, veteran actor Mary Twala Mhlongo, journalist Mathata Tsedu, Cricket great Jaques Kallis and one of the country’s best mathematics teachers William Smith.

Watch National Orders ceremony in video below: