SA musician Johnny Clegg to receive top award

British-born South African musician and former anti-apartheid activist Johnny Clegg is to receive the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II.

Clegg was listed on the British monarch’s 2015 Birthday Honours list released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday.

 “This is a recognition of Johnny’s unique services to the arts‚ vulnerable people and children and to democracy in South Africa. I am particularly pleased that we are able to celebrate his achievements of the past three decades‚” British High Commissioner to South Africa Judith Macgregor said in a statement.

“We continue to work with Johnny and others to ensure that the positive change that they have secured will continue to have long-lasting impact on generations to come‚” the statement added.

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