• In commemoration of Black Wednesday and in celebration of the hard-won media freedom that followed, the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) will host a gala dinner in honour of those who fought for the freedom of the press, and those who continue to do so. The 3rd Annual SANEF Black Wednesday Gala Dinner will […]

    Monday, 14 October 2019

  • The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) mourns the death of two veteran journalists – photojournalist, Willie de Klerk and news journalist, Farook Khan. De Klerk died last Sunday aged 81. He was an “old-school” photojournalist, the first full-time black photographer to be employed by the Argus newspaper, then the largest publication in Cape Town, […]

    Friday, 4 October 2019

  • The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has noted on 1st October 2019 the testimony of Colonel Kobus Roelofse at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and the further allegations from whistleblower Colonel Naidoo. Naidoo told the Inquiry yesterday that several journalists including senior journalist at Tiso Blackstar, Ranjeni Munusamy received financial benefits from […]

    Tuesday, 1 October 2019

  • Sanef held a Breakfast Roundtable on World News Day marked by the World Editors Forum on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The roundtable focused on combating online harassment and abuse of journalists: seeking new rules of engagement. The guest speaker was Rana Ayyub, internationally acclaimed Indian journalist and writer. Also, in attendance, was Commissioner Lawrence Mute, Special […]

    Monday, 30 September 2019

  • By Glenda Daniels – the article was first published in the Daily Maverick. Indian investigative journalist Rana Ayyub’s book has not been published in her country yet has sold over 700,000 copies. This is a testament to how much people want to hear the truth and why independent journalism will always remain relevant. At the […]

    Monday, 30 September 2019

  • Friday 27 September 2019 As the world recognises and respects the International Day of Universal Access to Information on the 28th of September key media groups are celebrating the day by releasing a report that sets out a seven-point plan that can ensure Internet access for all in South Africa. Media bodies include the South […]

    Friday, 27 September 2019


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 has launched an Inquiry into Media Ethics with a panel of commissioners headed by retired judge Kathleen Satchwell, including panelists Nikiwe Bikitsha and Rich Mkhondo. The aim of this Inquiry is to investigate what went wrong with some of our journalism in recent years and how we can fix these gaps and loopholes so that trust and alliances between us and the public can be built. Read more 


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 media 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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