2019 August

28 Aug: Sanef Mourns The Death Of Journalist, Ben Said

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) mourns on 27 August 2019 the passing of veteran journalist, Ben Said who drowned on Monday at a beach in Mozambique, where he was holidaying with his wife and two daughters. According to eNCA, he drowned in a tragic diving accident on Monday…

15 Aug: Credibility Of Journalism

Full View Anchor Tsepiso Makwetla dealt with some of the issues discussed at the “credibility of Journalism” panel discussion at the Goethe Institute. Over the last decade, the face of journalism has changed in significant and dramatic ways. Newsrooms have become smaller, digital media has become the first port of…

13 Aug: SANEF VS EFF court papers

The South African National Editors’ Forum has today (August 13, 2019), been asked to make its court papers on this matter available. Please find attached here: The original Sanef court papers: https://www.sanef.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Part-1.pdf https://www.sanef.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Part-2.pdf https://www.sanef.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Part-3.pdf The EFF answering papers here: https://sanef.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019.07.03-EFF-Response-Part-1.pdf https://sanef.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019.07.03-EFF-Response-Part-2.pdf Annexures to the EFF papers All Sanef replying affidavits…

12 Aug: Rules SAPS Must Follow When Dealing With Journalists

The South African Police Service (SAPS) have limited and strict circumstances to stop the media from taking photos or videos, as indicated by the SAPS Standing Order 156. Helene Eloff, has recorded this podcast to explain what the Standing Order 156 says? She also advises all journalists to download the…

05 Aug: SANEF Notes Chilling Findings Of SABC Report

  The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) notes the findings and recommendations of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into interference in the Decision-making in the Newsroom of the SABC between the years 2012 and 2017. We note the chilling findings that the “SABC suffered from the capricious use of…