Photographer and Artist Omar Badsha is recognised with a National Order

Portrait of Omar Badsha
Portrait of Omar Badsha

Mr. Badsha received a Ministerial Commendation from Minister Marais at the 2017/18 Cultural Affairs Awards, hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. Besides his work as a photographer and artist, Mr. Badsha founded the South African History Online (SAHO) website in 1999, which has become one of Africa’s largest history websites. The website is a non-partisan people’s history project and promotes a critical, open access, and democratic history of South Africa.

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