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One of South Africa’s most celebrated artists, John Kani has been awarded (Order of the British Empire) OBE by King Charles in recognition of his services to drama and theatre.
One could say Kani is living his wildest dream, he has experienced it all and his awards support that, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the South African Film and Television Awards.
In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Cape Town and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University appointed him an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in 2013.
This year, Kani became the first name to be admitted into the Primedia Hall of Fame.
Kani has spent more than 60 years in the arts industry, he is now the most decorated actor recognized for his valuable contributions.
The OBE is a highly esteemed British honour that is granted exclusively by the king to exceptional citizens and non-citizens in various fields, including business, science, and the arts.
It is a recognition that signifies the utmost level of excellence and is reserved only for those who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to their craft.