SAMVOZA Gauteng - Veteran Vinesh Selvan NS
Flight Sergeant Vasudevan (Vinesh) Selvan was awarded the first Nkwe Ya Selefera (Silver Leopard) 20 Feb 2002, which is the replacement of the HCS.
Flight Sgt Vinesh Selvan NS was awarded for his action saving the life of a SANDF Special Forces Officer during Operation FIBRE, while stationed in Bujumbura, Burundi.
F Sgt Vasudevan Selvan NS
Awarded for Acts of conspicuous bravery during military operations
Presented by the President.
The Nkwe ya Selefera - Silver Leopard can be awarded to all ranks of the SANDF and of any Auxiliary Service of the SANDF, and of any Armed Forces attached to or serving with or rendering any service to the SANDF, who have distinguished themselves by performing acts of conspicuous bravery on a single occasion or over a period of time during military operations.
Bar to the Nkwe ya Selefera - Silver Leopard
A Bar may be awarded for every subsequent action which would make recipients eligible for the award of the same decoration. The decoration and bar may be awarded posthumously.
Guidelines consisting of appropriate phrases, which may be useful when writing a citation for the award of the Nkwe ya Selefera - Silver Leopard, have been published by the South African Defence Department.
Deliberate but daring and conspicuous actions on a single occasion or over a period of time.
A dangerous, serious and/or critical situation.
A possibility of loss of own life and/or endangered own life for others.
Actions contributory to success.
Perseverance under trying circumstances.