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Ambassador Billy Modise

Former South African Ambassador to Canada and former South African Chief of State Protocol

H.E. Ambassador Billy Modise was the former South African Chief of State Protocol. He was also the former South African High Commissioner to Canada. Ambassador Modise servered on a number of boards, including those of South African Airways and Kgodiso Investments.

In 2008 Ambassador Modise received the Order of Luthuli – Silver Class from former President Thabo Mbeki for excellent contribution in the achievement of a South Africa free of racial oppression and contributing to the building of a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa. He also received the Premier’s Excellence Award from the Premier of the Free State for his contribution towards the liberation struggle and South Africa in general. In 2017, Ambassador Modise was bestowed the Swedish Order of the Polar Star by the Swedish Ambassador to South Africa. Ambassador Modise was a member of ACCORD’s Board of Trustees from 2007 until his passing in June 2018.

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