• The recent spate of attacks on journalists in KwaZulu-Natal received strong condemnation from those who attended the Durban Dialogues multi-stakeholder Media Freedom Round Table held at the Durban ICC today.   Durban Dialogues is a platform that promotes dialogue and discussion in the region.   Title editors from key media institutions, journalists and representatives of the SA National […]

    Tuesday, 19 June 2018

  • The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) strongly condemns public order policing action in Eersterust, Pretoria during service delivery protests in the area.   A number of innocent people suffered serious injuries including skull fractures when more than 20 public order police officers opened fire with rubber bullets during a protest on Wednesday.   Citizen […]

    Friday, 15 June 2018

  • The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) strongly condemns the sexist remarks and harassment that took place during the recently held WAN-IFRA World News Congress in Portugal.   The World News Congress was celebrating its 70th year anniversary. The Congress is a global gathering of journalists, editors, publishers and media CEOs who are “passionate about […]

    Monday, 11 June 2018

  • The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is shocked to hear of the physical and verbal abuse and detention of journalists in Chatsworth. SANEF has been informed that the Sunday Tribune journalist, Karinda Jagmohan was physically manhandled and abused while covering protests outside the Chatsworth police station on Monday. The protests erupted as a response […]

    Thursday, 31 May 2018

  • First of all, greetings and heartfelt condolences from Toronto to the grieving widow, children, family, friends, fellow Limpopo neighbours and communities of the beautiful, kind, wise, courageous and down to earth Sam Nzima who has departed our shores for higher sacred pastures. To my long term loving friends, former fellow journalist and organisers of this […]

    Tuesday, 22 May 2018

  • 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) 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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