2014 July

25 Jul: Sanef release on Swaziland judgment

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) objects strongly to the sentencing in Swaziland of journalist Bheki Makhubu and attorney Thulani Maseko today. They were sentenced to two years’ imprisonment without the option of a fine after being found guilty of “scandalising the judiciary”. The case arose from articles written…

17 Jul: Sanef statement on misconceptions about Nat Nakasa award

The South African National Editors’ Forum would like to correct an impression, sustained through public repetition of false statements, that it is responsible for choosing winners of the prestigious annual Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism. The truth is that winners of this award are chosen by an independent panel…

15 Jul: Sanef statement on the death of Nadine Gordimer

Sanef Media Statement : July 15 2014 Sanef statement on the death of Nadine Gordimer The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) mourns the passing of writer and freedom of expression activist Nadine Gordimer. Gordimer had been an established writer and part of the fabric of South Africa’s knowledge production…

04 Jul: SANEF Condemns Motsoeneng’s Proposal

Sanef Media Statement : July 4 2014 SANEF Condemns Motsoeneng’s Proposal The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) condemns the proposal by SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng that journalists have a licence to practice like doctors and lawyers. His statement – made at the annual Radio Days conference…