• 13 February 2019 The South African National Editors’ Forum and the Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams held a very open and constructive meeting after the minister was filmed blocking journalists covering the ANC manifesto launch in the Eastern Cape at the weekend. The SANEF delegation stressed to the Minister the severity of her action as […]

    Wednesday, 13 February 2019

  • 13 February 2019 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) joins our colleagues in the media fraternity to mourn the passing of key colleagues who leave an indelible mark in our industry. Veteran journalist and editor, Brendan Boyle, succumbed to his battle to cancer on Monday. Boyle was a veteran journalist who worked on major South […]

    Wednesday, 13 February 2019

  • 09 February 2019 The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) condemns the blocking of journalists by Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams from covering the actions of protestors at an ANC manifesto launch in Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape. SANEF has seen the video footage which was also broadcast on television stations showing the Minister preventing […]

    Saturday, 9 February 2019

  • 05 February 2019 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) condemns the unconstitutional and chilling action taken against journalists at the Durban City Hall today allegedly on the instructions of the office of Durban Mayor, Zandile Gumede. The journalists were invited to a Democratic Alliance (DA) media briefing on alleged fraud and corruption by city […]

    Tuesday, 5 February 2019

  • 29 January 2019 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) welcomes the investigation by the Zondo Commission into allegations that journalists were paid by facilities and security company Bosasa. SANEF campaigns for ethical journalism and is appalled that some in the profession might have violated the sacrosanct rule to practice the highest standard of journalism, maintaining […]

    Tuesday, 29 January 2019

  • 26 January 2019 Representatives from the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) and the Zondo Commission held a positive and productive meeting yesterday in Johannesburg. SANEF recognized the critical work of the Commission in uncovering corruption and state capture and endorsed the importance of protecting the integrity of the Commission and its work. With regard […]

    Saturday, 26 January 2019


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 media 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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