• 17 September 2018 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is deeply concerned by the utterances of private investigator Paul O Sullivan. O Sullivan made a public threat to close down the Sunday Times newspaper in his response to questions sent to him privately by a journalist, Poloko Tau. He went further to directly threaten, […]

    Monday, 17 September 2018

  • 17 September 2018 The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) notes the announcement made by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Friday 14 September that they had “met with organized labour to inform them that they were contemplating implementing Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA)” – and thus retrenchments at the SABC. […]

    Monday, 17 September 2018

  • 10 September 2018  The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) condemns threats made against Sunday Times journalist, Qaanitah Hunter. Hunter together with Jeff Wicks wrote a front-page story yesterday claiming there were plans afoot by ex-President Zuma and his allies to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa and these were discussed at a meeting in Durban last […]

    Monday, 10 September 2018

  • 30 August 2018 The African Editors Forum today pleads with the government of Mozambique to drop its demand that local journalists, as well as foreign journalists working in that country should pay as much as $2500 for accreditation. TAEF views the requirement for payment as a threat to media freedom and independence. TAEF stands in […]

    Thursday, 30 August 2018

  • 29 August 2018  Subscription broadcaster, MultiChoice announced yesterday that they had selected Newzroom Afrika to produce their new 24-hour news channel to be broadcast on DSTV in early 2019. The channel will replace the previously Gupta-owned and more recently Mzwanele Manyi-owned, Afro World View channel. The channel was previously known as ANN7.   SANEF notes […]

    Wednesday, 29 August 2018

  • 28 August 2018   The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) invites all editors to nominate qualified staffers to be a part of the 2018 Media Management Skills Programme brought to you by the FP&M Seta in partnership with frayintermedia.   We are looking for forty mid to senior level female media managers, with at […]

    Tuesday, 28 August 2018


The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is a non-profit organisation whose members are editors, senior journalists and journalism trainers from all areas of the South African media.

We are committed to championing South Africa’s hard-won freedom of expression and promoting quality, ethics and diversity in the South African media.

Sanef promotes excellence in journalism through fighting for media freedom, writing policy submissions, research, education and training programmes.

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Sanef promotes excellence in journalism through training and education programmes as well as our free-of-charge publications.


Sanef is committed to encouraging ethically-driven media, and providing an environment for ethics discourse in the South African media.


Sanef supports a free press and the right of the media to work without fear of reprisal or intimidation.


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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