South African journalism codes of conduct and ethics
In 2002, the media representatives who were present at the Sanef Skills Indaba committed to making their codes of conduct and ethics available and public. The codes can be read in full and downloaded in this section.
Editorial Code of the SABC (126.63 KB) The editorial code of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
BCCSA. Chairman's Report 2007- 2008 (270.61 KB) Report by Kobus van Rooyen, chairperson of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa. 6 September 2008.
BCCSA Media Codes of Conduct (168.17 KB) Media Codes of Conduct.
The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) was established by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in 1993 to adjudicate and mediate complaints against a broadcaster that has signed its Code of Conduct.
SA Press Code (150.81 KB) Media Codes of Conduct.
The Print Media Industry set up the office of the Press Ombudsman and an Appeal Panel to mediate, settle and, if necessary, adjudicate complaints about what has been published in newspapers and magazines in accordance with a Code and Rules of Procedure.
Guidelines on Confidential Briefings (154.20 KB) Sanef Guidelines on "Confidential briefings and sources" was adopted at Sanef Council on 30 May 2004 in Durban. Sanef's values of openness, transparency, non-racialism and the public interest informs our approach to confidential briefings, whether given to a group or an individual journalist.