• The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) strongly supports a new initiative to ensure that all South Africans have a daily standard level of free basic access to the internet to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed access to information rights.   The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef), The IAB SA and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) […]

    Friday, 18 May 2018

  • The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) mourns the death of veteran photo journalist, Masana Samuel ‘Sam’ Nzima. Nzima is world famous for taking the iconic image of Hector Pieterson during the 1976 Soweto Uprising. He died on Saturday 12 May 2018 in hospital in Nelspruit after a short illness.   Nzima was part of […]

    Monday, 14 May 2018

  • The Southern African Editors Forum (SAEF) joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) with this year’s theme: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law. On this occasion, May 03, 2018, SAEF notes with dismay the continued deterioration of media freedom in some SADC (Southern African […]

    Friday, 4 May 2018

  • The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) stands in solidarity with journalists from around the world to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. On this day journalists and journalist organisations celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom. We evaluate the status of press freedom internationally and in our countries, regions and continents and we recommit to […]

    Thursday, 3 May 2018

  • The South Africa National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) is saddened to learn of the deaths of two prominent journalists Aldrin Naidu (48) and Yadhna Jadoo (34), who both passed away on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.   Naidu headed Media Reimagine, a company specialising in digital and communications’ strategy, writing and editing, while Jadoo was the News editor for the […]

    Thursday, 26 April 2018

  • The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) in partnership with frayintermedia oversaw the first workshop aimed at developing the assessments for the new journalism occupational qualification on Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 April at Media24 Offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.   The two-day workshop brought together 20 seasoned journalists, media experts and journalism […]

    Wednesday, 25 April 2018


The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is a non-profit organisation whose members are editors, senior journalists and journalism trainers from all areas of the South African media.

We are committed to championing South Africa’s hard-won freedom of expression and promoting quality, ethics and diversity in the South African media.

Sanef promotes excellence in journalism through fighting for media freedom, writing policy submissions, research, education and training programmes.

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Sanef promotes excellence in journalism through training and education programmes as well as our free-of-charge publications.


Sanef is committed to encouraging ethically-driven media, and providing an environment for ethics discourse in the South African media.


Sanef supports a free press and the right of the media to work without fear of reprisal or intimidation.


Among Sanef’s key endeavours is the work of addressing racial and gender diversity in the media so that it more accurately reflects South Africa’s demographics.

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