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What is Sanef?

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

What does Sanef do?

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.

Who belongs to Sanef?

Editors, senior journalists, media executives, senior academics from tertiary institutions.

How is Sanef funded?

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

Does Sanef provide grants to the media or journalists?

We do not offer grants or scholarships.

Who can join Sanef?

Membership is by nomination. Download a nomination form here.

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

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