2015 March

19 Mar: Sanef Statement on the passing of Ken Owen

Sanef Statement 19 March 2015 The SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has learnt with sadness of the passing of former Sunday Times and Business Day Editor, Ken Owen. Owen was amongst the most professional journalists this country has produced. He was also an eccentric man who did not shy from…

16 Mar: Sanef Media Statement on the death of Minister Collins Chabane

Sanef Statement 16 March 2015 The SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) joins South Africans in mourning the death on Sunday morning of Minister of Public Service Collins Chabane. In his previous capacity as Minister in the Presidency responsible for GCIS and general communication, Chabane was always responsive to issues and…

16 Mar: Sanef condemns Western Cape Government’s Cape Times decision

Sanef Statement 16 March 2015 The Management Committee of the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) at its fortnightly meeting today strongly condemned the directive by the Director-General of the Western Cape, advocate Brent Gerber, to provincial departments to not renew their subscriptions of the Cape Times newspaper. The Management…

11 Mar: Sanef statement on police attack on journalists in parliament

Sanef Statement 11 March 2015 SANEF CONDEMNS THUGGISH BEHAVIOUR BY POLICE AT PARLIAMENT The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) strongly condemns the thuggish behaviour by members of the police who manhandled a journalist outside Parliament and forced him to delete pictures from his camera. Two hours before President Jacob…

11 Mar: Sanef Statement on Vuyo Mvoko mugged during live crossing

Sanef Statement 11 March 2015 The South African National Editors’ Forum notes with concern the mugging of SABC Contributing Editor Vuyo Mvoko and several senior staffers, captured on camera outside Johannesburg’s Millpark Hospital, as he was about to cross live for a 7pm television news segment on Tuesday night.  One…