Former Director named a Knight of the National Order of Merit
- Lee-Anne Bruce
Prof Bonita Meyersfeld has been named a Knight of the National Order of Merit by the President of France in recognition of her work on gender-based violence
CALS is very proud to announce that our former Director, Prof Bonita Meyersfeld, has been appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Mérite ('Knight of the National Order of Merit') by the President of the French Republic. This honour is presented to French citizens and foreign nationals for distinguished military or civil achievements such as "acts of devotion, bravery, generosity, real merit or a measurable commitment to serving others".
Prof Meyersfeld received the honour in recognition of her work promoting human rights in South Africa, and in particular her commitment to combatting gender-based violence by establishing Lawyers against Abuse and through her research.
Prof Meyersfeld served CALS as Director from 2012 – 2017 and currently sits on our Board of Directors. We wish her our warmest congratulations on this award.