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Bonita Meyersfeld awarded the National Order of Merit
The Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Christophe Farnaud, bestowed the insignia of Knight in the National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite) on Professor Bonita Meyersfeld, on 19 March 2019 at the French Residence in Pretoria, in recognition of over 20 years of work addressing gender-based violence in South Africa.
This award recognises her role in conceptualising and establishing Lawyers against Abuse, a nonprofit organisation based in the informal settlement of Diepsloot, South Africa, and supported by the French Embassy.