• The 2018 Glass Ceiling Report launched on 19 October 2018. Glass Ceilings Report 19 October 2018

    Friday, 19 October 2018

  • 16 October 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) met today with the management of Tiso Blackstar in the wake of the deeply disturbing developments in the Sunday Times newsroom. While, SANEF welcomes the Sunday Times apologies, we acknowledge that the breaches of editorial standards have undermined public trust spreading beyond the publication itself, […]

    Tuesday, 16 October 2018

  • 11 October 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has noted that a meeting has been held between Sunday Times Editor, Bongani Siqoko and the Hawks. The Hawks were at the offices of the Sunday Times in Johannesburg on Tuesday, and the meeting was held there at the editor’s request. While as SANEF we have […]

    Thursday, 11 October 2018

  • 09 October 2018   The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) mourns the passing of SABC radio legend, Rowena Baird, after a long and brave struggle with colon cancer. Baird was a senior presenter on SAFM’s Morning Talk programme.   Baird was part of a generation that transformed radio and showed us what vibrant radio […]

    Tuesday, 9 October 2018

  • 27 September 2018  “Access to information is directly linked to the enjoyment of basic rights and freedoms and influences the achievement of all the Sustainable Development Goals.” — Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO   The Association of Progressive Communications (APC), the Interactive Advertising Bureau of South Africa (IABSA), Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the South […]

    Thursday, 27 September 2018

  • 17 September 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is deeply concerned by the utterances of private investigator Paul O Sullivan. O Sullivan made a public threat to close down the Sunday Times newspaper in his response to questions sent to him privately by a journalist, Poloko Tau. He went further to directly threaten, […]

    Monday, 17 September 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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