Leanne Manas was on Tuesday honoured with the Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite (Knight of the French National Order of Merit) on behalf of President Emmanuel Macron.
The French embassy honoured the SABC Morning Live presenter with the Knight of the French National Order Merit for her longstanding contribution to journalism, media and various important charitable causes.
The honour was handed over during a ceremony at the French Embassy in Pretoria on Tuesday, on behalf of President Emmanuel Macron.
From Oprah Winfrey to Nelson Mandela, Leanne has interviewed an impressive range of public figures, heads of state, thought leaders, and local and international celebrities. She has also been at the forefront of bringing South Africans some of the biggest news stories over the last two decades.
In her speech, Manas said, “I do not work for recognition but instead I aspire to do work worthy of recognition.”