The Order of Ikhamanga is a South African honour granted by the president of South Africa for achievements in arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport. The foursome won South Africa’s first-ever Olympic gold medal for rowing at the 2012 London games.
“Rowing as a sport has come a long way in SA, helped on by the success of our National Squad on the international stage and, of course, our support teams and sponsors.”
James Formby, RMB CEO said: “We have chosen rowing as the sport that best represents our business philosophy of teamwork and collaboration, which are also vital components to be successful in rowing. Thinking. Pulling. Together.”
“Being involved in rowing at all levels in South Africa gives RMB the opportunity to help develop a sport that’s both growing in popularity here at home and exposing local talent at an international level,” added RMB’s Carolynne Waterhouse.
“The fact that these four rowers have been awarded this great honour speaks volumes about the status of the sport and its potential to make a huge difference in many South Africans’ lives.”