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We are a non-profit organisation whose members are editors, senior journalists and journalism trainers and academics from all areas of the South African media. SANEF was launched in 1996 and was registered with the Directorate of Non-profits, number 046 338 NPO on 8 November 2005.

We are a watchdog for freedom of expression and press freedom, and we advance quality in journalism and campaign for ethics and diversity in South Africa’s media. We do this through research, policy, legal, training, campaigning and advocacy work. We are not a trade union and do not take up internal labour disputes between journalists and management.

Editors, senior journalists, media academics and trainers.

Running costs are covered by three sources of funding – membership fees, the media industry and donors including corporates.

We do not offer grants or scholarships.

Membership is by nomination. Learn more about membership here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.