• The media world is saddened by the passing of talented news personality Glenn Lewington. He was born 10 January 1969 and passed away yesterday, 16 August 2018. He was 49 years old. Lewington started his news career later than most but soon developed his multi-media skills in the SABC’s new media unit more than 15 […]

    Friday, 17 August 2018

  • Sanef challenges all news desks and editors to use women’s voices, experts and analysts during August instead of contacting the same old.   We commemorate Women’s Day/Women’s month this year by listening carefully to what women all over the country are saying: stop all the violence against women, stop abuse both physical and emotional, stop […]

    Monday, 6 August 2018

  • The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) strongly condemns the abuse of Witness court reporter, Sharika Regchand by Senior Magistrate, Ashin Singh in Pietermaritzburg. SANEF notes this is part of a pattern of abuse by the Magistrate, of a number of Witness journalists, with particular abuse taking place yesterday. Yesterday Singh instructed that Regchand be […]

    Wednesday, 1 August 2018

  • The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) published their “Short Guide to the History of Fake News & Disinformation” (a handbook/learning module with a timeline stretching from Cleopatra to Cambridge Analytica). Download the guide here: A Short Guide to History of Fake News and Disinformation_ICFJ Final   Read more: https://www.icfj.org/news/short-guide-history-fake-news-and-disinformation-new-icfj-learning-module

    Tuesday, 24 July 2018

  • The coverage – in text and photographs – of people queueing for bread and public transport as well as motor vehicles queueing for fuel has led to the confiscation of newspapers by authorities in Sudan. TAEF today strongly condemns the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) for the seizure of three entire print runs […]

    Tuesday, 24 July 2018

  • The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) notes the closure of the Huffington Post hot on the heels of the closure of the AfroVoice just a few weeks ago. And in November last year we saw the closure of the print version of the Times. On Monday, Media 24 and the HuffPost announced plans to […]

    Friday, 20 July 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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