Jerry Dammers has been honoured in South Africa for writing the song "Free Nelson Mandela", which became the anthem for the Anti-Apartheid Movement. Along with other prominent artists and politicians he attended a ceremony at Union Buildings on Sunday the 27th April , the official seat of the South African government in Pretoria, he will receive one of the country's highest awards, the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo, for outstanding work benefiting the country.

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