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)




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

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Sanef condemns police intimidation of Sapa journalist and mob attack on EWN journalist

The South African National Editors’ Forum has condemned the behavior of police and some members… Read more…

Friday, 23 January 2015

Sanef statement on Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris, France

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Sanef condemns attacks on journalists

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has condemned two incidents last week where journalists… Read more…

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sanef condemns arrest of Sunday Times reporters

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) is deeply perturbed by the detention and arrest… Read more…

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Sanef Statement on the chaos in parliament and the cutting of broadcast feed.

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Friday, 14 November 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

Editors must edit

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

I ONCE asked a South African editor why he ran a cartoon that he agreed was offensive. He said he had felt obliged, as he did not want to censor a well-known and much-respected cartoonist. His colleagues would have given him hell for infringing on the cartoonist?s right to free...

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Wearing party colours is honest. But is it wise?

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

Journalists Karima Brown and Vukani Mde should be congratulated for their honesty in posting pictures of themselves in ANC regalia on social media last weekend. These two, the group executive editor and group editor of opinion and analysis at Independent Newspapers, have caused a row about whether journalists should parade...

Sunday, 18 January 2015