The first 20 names of 1,500 lions 

authorised by the South African government to be killed

Honoured and named by our StarLion Children

And offered to the Red Lion on Trafalgar Square

In an all-night Vigil

At the dawning of National Heritage Day 2018

The lion names given by the children of the Starlion centres and Ambassadors

Bongani  – Give Thanks
Thato – To love
Xichavo – Respect
Xihlamariso – Surprises
Busisiwe – Being Blessed
Njabulo – Happiness
Vutomi – Life
Tintswalo – God’s Grace
Langutelani – Watch out for something/ wait and see
Mikateko – Blessings
Makumu – At the end
Gongomela – The first Star in the evening
Xirhimelo – The star that shows its harvesting time
Mahlamba-ndlopfu – The morning Star
Manana – The Mother
Tatana – The Father
Tsundzukani – Be reminded/A Reminder
Thlago – Nature
Nkululeko – Freedom
Karabo – An answer

Kids draw and name the lions they are asking to be saved

Wall of Woe – Children name the lions they want to save

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