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)




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

Now we have the freedom to defend our freedom

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

Exactly 20 years after we achieved media freedom, an opposition advertisement was this week banished from the national broadcaster because it showed pictures of police shooting protestors. As we were celebrating our freedom, it was eroded. Few events could have been so well-timed to demonstrate both the freedom we have...

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Let?s take the media debate up a notch or two

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

In the 1994 election, only one newspaper called on voters explicitly to support the ANC. It is a startling reminder of how the structures of the apartheid media industry carried into the new era. That newspaper was the Mail & Guardian, though the Sowetan made a broader call for a...

Monday, 19 May 2014