The Sanef Office relocated to Richmond, Johannesburg during December 2012.

Our new contact details are:

Telephone: 011 482 5771 / 011 482 6775 • Fax: 011 482 9132

Block A
1 Richmond Forum
Ground Floor
Cedar Avenue
Richmond, Johannesburg
(next to Johannesburg Country Club in Auckland Park)



New Sanef Executive Director

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Joint media statement issued by the South African Police Service and the South African National Edit

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Friday, 28 March 2014

Call to free Swazi editor

Sanef and two African press bodies call for freeing of Swazi editor and writer under… Read more…

Monday, 24 March 2014

Sanef condemns ban on media photographers at Eminem Rapture Tour Concert

The SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) condemns in the strongest terms the ban on photographers… Read more…

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sanef Statement on Pistorius’s judgment today

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sanef statement on the death of journalist, educator and editor Gavin Stewart – February 18 2014

Sanef members mourn the loss of their loved colleague and founder member, who died last… Read more…

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

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

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

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

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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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Members’ Blogs

Freedom of the African internet

Guy Berger – Thought Leader

Ahead of May 3 World Press Freedom Day, a new study of 37 countries gives the state of play for internet freedom in six African states. Here?s the pecking order: South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zimbabwe … and Ethiopia. (Yes, there?s a place even more restrictive than Zimbabwe.) Although South...

Monday, 2 May 2011

For the Sunday Times, transparency should be the new credibility

Guy Berger – Thought Leader

It was only after Business Day published, that the Sunday Times proffered an editorial comment ? feebly asking the public to feel free to complain about any perceived problems....

Monday, 27 June 2011

Do news agencies have a future? Do they still matter?

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

Hidden in the Times Media Group?s recent financial statements was a decision to withdraw from the South Africa Press Association (Sapa). This will leave a substantial gap in the national news agency?s budget, putting its future in doubt. Was this decision just the cost-cutting of an asset-stripping fund manager out...

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Insight into the new way of doing journalism

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

AS Friday?s aircraft to Brazil rolled down the runway at OR Tambo International Airport with most of South Africa?s investigative reporters on board, I wondered what would happen to our journalism if it went down. We certainly would get fewer embarrassing stories in our media. Would that be good or...

Tuesday, 22 October 2013