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Council

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How Sanef works

The SANEF council is elected every two years at an elective AGM. Our most recent AGM was held on 22 August 2020. This was an elective AGM.  Our council meets four times a year.

The SANEF Management Committee includes the Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary General, Treasurer, Media Freedom Chair, Western Cape Regional Chair, KZN Regional Chair, Gauteng Regional Chair and Eastern Cape Regional Chair. The Management Committee holds a teleconference once every two weeks.

There are a number of SANEF sub-committees.

The SANEF Office is run on a day-to-day basis by the Executive Director, Programme Manager and Administrator.

Sanef Council

Management Committee

SBU NGALWA

Chairperson

Politics Editor at Newzroom Afrika

ADRIAAN BASSON

Deputy Chairperson

Editor-in-Chief at News24

NWABISA MAKUNGA

Treasurer 

Editor at Sowetan

MAHLATSE MAHLASE

Secretary General

Mary Papayya

Media Freedom Chairperson

Sanef Founder Member, SABC – Board Member

@MaryPapayya

Regional Conveners

KATY KATOPODIS

Gauteng Convenor

judy sandison

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Sanef Founder Member 

CHIARA CARTER

 Eastern Cape

Editor in Chief Arena Eastern Cape

                                     @chiaracarter

Asanda ngoasheng

 WEstern Cape

Political Analyst

Sub-committees

Sheldon Morais

Broadcasting and Digital Chairperson

Head of Fast News at News24

Dunisani Ntsanwisi

Community Media Chairperson

Association of Independent Publishers 

                                                    @ntsanwisiD

Monica laganparsad

Diversity and Ethics Chairperson

News Editor at New Frame

Tshamano Makhadi

Education and Training Chairperson

Broadcasting Journalism Lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology

Other Council Members

Amina Frense

Deputy Chairperson of the Press Council of South Africa

Angie Kapelianis

National Radio Current Affairs Editor at SABC

DIANNE HAWKER

Special Projects Editor at Newzroom Africa

                                          @diannehawker

Glenda daniels

Associate Professor, Media Studies, Wits University

@glendaADaniels

Izak minaar

Information and Media Regulatory Expert

@izakminnaar

JANET HEARD

Managing Editor at Daily Maverick

@janetheard

MAKHUDU SEFARA

Editor at Sunday World

@Sefara_Mak

MIA MALAN

Editor at Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism

@miamalan

Nicki gules

Assistant Editor at Sunday Times

PHATHISWA MAGOPENI

 Group Executive of News and Current Affairs at the SABC

QAANITAH HUNTER

Political Editor News24

STHEMBISO MSOMI

Editor at Sunday Times