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 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

Sanef Council Media Statement

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) held its last Council for 2014 in Durban… Read more…

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Makhudu Sefara resigns as Sanef Deputy Chairperson

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

SAEF/SANEF statement on Botswana arrest and harassment

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Thursday, 18 September 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

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

How much diversity do we have? How much do we want?

Anton Harber – The Harbinger

My remarks this week at the Roundtable on Diversity and Transformation in the Media at Wits: I want to caution against a simplistic version of the diversity we want to achieve in the media. Diversity is a term used with convenient looseness and I think it helpful to be clear...

Saturday, 23 August 2014