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 Incoming Executive Director - Chris Kabwato


The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is elated to announce the appointment of Chris… Read more…

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

SANEF applauds the courage and commitment to ethical journalism displayed by the so-called SABC8

Thandeka & Krivany during the enquiry.

In their testimony before the parliamentary ad hoc committee that has been set up to… Read more…

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Sanef greatly concerned about axing of Citizen editor; to institute probe

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) is greatly concerned following the dismissal of the… Read more…

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Position: Executive Director (12-month contract)

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Sanef concerned by the Hate Crimes Bill

The South African National Editors’ Forum held its council meeting on Saturday 19th November at… Read more…

Tuesday, 22 November 2016


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Monday, 14 November 2016

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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

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

Lessons from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

FANS of Monty Python and the Holy Grail will remember the Black Knight, who would not allow King Arthur to pass. When Arthur chops off his arm, he dismisses it as, “Just a scratch ? I?ve had worse”. When he chops off his other arm, “It is just a flesh...

Thursday, 22 October 2015