2016 July

27 Jul: Speech by Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke

Introduction Good evening ladies and gentlemen, esteemed guests and fellow patriots.  I owe my presence here to Mathatha Tsedu, your executive director.  He used all imaginable struggle sentiments and memories from past trenches against apartheid to get me out of retirement to this South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) awards…

26 Jul: SANEF STATEMENT ON LABOUR COURT DECISON ON SABC

The South African National Editor’s Forum (Sanef) welcomes the Labour Court’s decision that reverses the dismissal of the SABC journalists who challenged censorship at the public broadcaster. The court decision affirms media freedom and sends a strong message that censorship has no place in a democracy. Sanef praises the brave…

10 Jul: SANEF Annual General Meeting 2016

SANEF Annual General Meeting 2016 The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) held its annual general meeting on Saturday July 9 at the PowerFM 98.7 offices in Houghton, Johannesburg.  Delegates expressed grave concern about the alarming rate of attacks on journalists by either the community and or thugs during community…

10 Jul: THE NAT KAKASA AWARD 2016 CITATION

THE NAT KAKASA AWARD 2016 CITATION FOR THANDEKA GQUBULE LUKHANYO CALATA VUYO MVOKO BUSI NTULI JACQUE STEENKAMP KRIVANI PILLAY SUNA VENTER FOETA KRIGE In an environment described by former SABC Acting Group Chief Executive Jimi Matthews as “corrosive”, it took courage and a commitment to ethical journalism and to freedom…