Isitwalandwe Medal

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The Isitwalandwe Medal is the highest award given by the African National Congress (ANC). Isitwalandwe means "the one who wears the plumes of the rare bird." It was customarily only given to the bravest warriors, those distinguished by their leadership and heroism. Past recipients include:

Other recipients include: Sophia Williams-De Bruyn, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Ahmed Timol, Albertina Sisulu and ANC Women’s League founder Charlotte Maxeke.[2]


  1. ^ Ahmed Kathrada timeline
  2. ^ a b "Struggle hero Denis Goldberg honoured by his award from the ANC". IOL (Cape Argus). 23 January 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.

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