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)



GPL’s joint statement with Sanef regarding challenges experienced by media and the 2015 Opening of t

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Statement on the meeting of President Zuma with the South African National Editors’ Forum

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Friday, 20 February 2015

Sanef Statement on outcome of the court application on the jamming of cellphone signal in Parliament

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sanef Media Statement on the violation of Media Freedom in Parliament

The South African National Editors’ Forum is outraged by the shocking, illegal clampdown on freedom… Read more…

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Sanef & PGA call on Parliament for uninterrupted supply of video and audio feed

Parliament fails to give assurance of continuous coverage of proceedings or allow media houses own… Read more…

Thursday, 12 February 2015


Parliament, Tuesday 27 January 2015 - Parliamentary officials, members of the South African National Editors’… Read more…

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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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

Ode to a big dreamer: Lesley Perkes

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

We all have dreams, but some of us have huge dreams. Lesley Perkes was one of those who didn?t mess around with the small stuff. She was an endless source of ideas and passion for huge public art projects that could change our city and the lives of those in...

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Why the Independent Media panel on reader commentary disappointed

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

The panel advising Independent Media on its handling of hate and other objectionable online reader commentary has recommended that these newspapers start pre-editing all online reader commentary or close it down. This is worrying. It will cost significant money to pre-edit all this material, so management will be tempted in...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015