2017 February

24 Feb: STATEMENT ON ATTACKS ON SABC JOURNALISTS IN PRETORIA

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has received reports of violent attacks on journalists from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) which included robbery of their mobile phones and confiscation of their equipment by demonstrators in the protests in Pretoria today. We would like to appeal to members of…

24 Feb: SAPS INVESTIGATION OF MAIL & GUARDIAN SOURCES

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) wishes to express its deep concern over the visit by two members of the South African Police Services to the offices of the Mail & Guardian newspaper in Johannesburg today on what they described as an investigation of a complaint by the Public…

13 Feb: SANEF CONDEMNS SOCCER MAYHEM

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) condemns the violent behaviour of the soccer fans that vandalised a stadium and injured scores of people, including two photographers during a Sundowns and Orlando Pirates match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday 11 February. Angry Orlando Pirates fans invaded the…

11 Feb: SANEF STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE SECURITISATION OF PARLIAMENT

The South African National Editors’ Forum strongly condemns events which unfolded in Parliament this week during President Jacob Zuma’s State of The Nation address, which often saw journalists restricted in their work. There was a heavy security presence consisting of members of the SAPS, SANDF and SSA – that included…

08 Feb: STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF MAXWELL DUBE

The South Africa National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) is shocked at the sudden death last night of Cosmo City Chronicle Publisher and Editor, Maxwell Dube, who was also a member of Council of Sanef. Dube (57) collapsed last night as he left his office after finalizing this week’s edition of Cosmo…

08 Feb: STATEMENT ON MEDIA ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR SONA 2017

The South Africa National Editors’ Forum remains extremely concerned that security arrangements for the president’s State of the Nation address may restrict the ability of journalists to carry out their work. SANEF has been supporting efforts by the Press Gallery Association to urgently consult parliament to get assurances that security…