The Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine hosted a function on 13 February to celebrate Professor Tim Noakes' Order of Mapungubwe, which he received in 2008.
The event featured speeches by several luminaries who have played a part in Noakes' life and career, including Professor Wieland Gevers, who is also a recipient of the award, former Springbok rugby captain Morné du Plessis, and long-distance runner Bruce Fordyce.
Instituted in 2002, the Order of Mapungubwe is the South African equivalent of a knighthood, and is awarded by the state president for achievements that have served South Africa internationally.
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