State President's Medal for Shooting
|State President's Medal for Shooting|
|Awarded by the State President|
|Type||Military marksmanship medal|
|Awarded for||Champion shot|
|Status||Discontinued in 1994|
|BDF pre-1994 & SANDF post-2002 orders of wear|
Ribbon design unknown
The State President's Medal for Shooting was instituted by the State President of the Republic of Bophuthatswana in 1990, for award to champion shots.
The Bophuthatswana Defence Force
The Bophuthatswana Defence Force (BDF) was established upon that country's independence on 6 December 1977. The Republic of Bophuthatswana ceased to exist on 27 April 1994 and the Bophuthatswana Defence Force was amalgamated with six other military forces into the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
Order of wear
Since the State President's Medal for Shooting was authorised for wear by one of the statutory forces which came to be part of the South African National Defence Force on 27 April 1994, it was accorded a position in the official South African order of precedence on that date.
- Bophuthatswana Defence Force until 26 April 1994
- Official BDF order of precedence:
- Preceded by the Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct, Bronze.
- Bophuthatswana official national order of precedence:
- South African National Defence Force from 27 April 1994
With effect from 6 April 1952, when a new South African set of decorations and medals was instituted to replace the British awards which were used to date, the older awards continued to be worn in the same order of precedence but, with the exception of the Victoria Cross, took precedence after all South African orders, decorations and medals awarded to South Africans on or after that date.
- Official SANDF order of precedence:
- Official national order of precedence:
The position of the State President's Medal for Shooting in the order of precedence remained unchanged, as it was on 27 April 1994, when decorations and medals were belatedly instituted in April 1996 for the two former non-statutory forces, the Azanian People's Liberation Army and Umkhonto we Sizwe, and again when a new series of military orders, decorations and medals was instituted in South Africa on 27 April 2003.
- South African Medal Website - Bophuthatswana Defence Force (Accessed 30 April 2015)
- Republic of Bophuthatswana Constitution Act, 1977
- South Africa Homeland Militaries, May 1996 (Accessed 1 May 2015)
- Peled, Alon (1998), A Question of Loyalty: Military Manpower Policy in Multiethnic States, Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 50f, ISBN 0-8014-3239-1
- Warrant of the President of the Republic of South Africa for the Institution of the "UNITAS MEDAL-UNITAS-MEDALJE", Gazette no. 16087 dated 25 November 1994.
- Republic of South Africa Government Gazette Vol. 477, no. 27376, Pretoria, 11 March 2005, OCLC 72827981
- South African Medal Website - Legal aspects - Fount of Honour (Accessed 1 May 2015)
- The London Gazette: . 17 March 2003.
- Government Notice no. 1982 of 1 October 1954 – Order of Precedence of Orders, Decorations and Medals, published in the Government Gazette of 1 October 1954.