Leanne Manas Celebrates 15 Years Anniversary At SABC

Leanne Manas

Thursday, 1 August marked the 15-year anniversary of Leanne Manas’ career at SABC. She has officially become one of South Africa’s longest-serving news anchors.

Who is Leanne Manas?

There aren’t many people alive who can proudly say that they are doing what they were born to do. Manas is an exception. The 44-year-old has dedicated a good portion of her life to TV presenting.

As a qualified Speech and Drama teacher with Honours in English, Manas kicked off her media career as a news anchor at Radio 702.

After a short stint at the commercial station, the 44-year-old moved on to Johnnic Publishing’s African Business Channel where she became the news anchor for Classic FM.

A keen interest in Finance journalism is what drove her to complete a postgraduate certificate in Economics Journalism from
Rhodes University.

With this in hand, she landed her first television gig as the anchor for South Africa’s essential Business Channel – Summit Television, in 2001. This would be followed by short stints at hosting SABC 3 programmes such as Business Update and Business Focus.

Her broadcasting journey finally took her to SABC 2’s Morning Live, South Africa’s longest-running breakfast news programme, in 2004, where she has been for the past 15 years.

Fans and colleagues celebrate Manas’ achievements on social media

On her 15th anniversary at SABC, scores of fans took to social media to show appreciation to the dedication, consistency and impartiality Manas has shown over the years.

Many of her loyal followers and colleagues took to social media to share memories that they still hold dear and wished her a lot more success in her future endeavours.

These are our top picks of Leanne Manas tributes.

Vaylen Kirtley@VaylenKirtley


It’s a special doek “don-der-dag” Happy 15th anniversary on @MorningLiveSABC @LeanneManas https://twitter.com/morninglivesabc/status/1156776762166185991 …

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MorningLiveSABC@MorningLiveSABCHappy anniversary to our beautiful presenter @LeanneManas . its been a great 15 years#MorningLive #SABCNews10010:26 AM – Aug 1, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy18 people are talking about this


I have flashbacks of @LeanneManas and @sikimgabadeli presenting News@1 or whatever the show was called at the time on SABC 3 back in the day. Can’t believe you’ve been on @MorningLiveSABC for 15 years, Leanne. Legend!!446:15 AM – Aug 1, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Thembekile’s other Tweets

Vusi Thembekwayo@VusiThembekwayo


Dear @LeanneManas

You are a credit to your craft. We are so lucky to have had you start off of our days for the past 15years.

PS…. I still live in the hope that we will get it together someday.

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Thato Matuka@thatomatuka


So proud of u @LeanneManas onwards & upwards my Sister.. As I continue learning from u.. such a humble soul #15yearsAnniversary #MorningLiveSABC

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@LeanneManas Congratulations Leanne. For many years as a child, I thought you and Sandra Bullock were the same person #Happy15years
May you continue shine#Legend#icon

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