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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 23 June 2018. This year 2020 is 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 and Office Manager.

Sanef Council

Management Committee

Mahlatse Mahlase


Editor-in-Chief  at Primedia Broadcasting Group

Katy Katopodis

Deputy Chairperson

Director at Nala Media 

Adriaan Basson


Editor-in-Chief at News24

Moipone Malefane

Secretary General

Mary Papayya

Acting Media Freedom Chairperson

Regional Conveners

Hopewell Radebe

Acting Gauteng Convenor

Katy Katopodis

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Sanef Founder Member 

Sibusiso Ngalwa

 Eastern Cape

Political Editor Newzroom Afrika

Janet Heard

Western Cape

Managing Editor at Daily Maverick


Sheldon Morais

Broadcasting and Digital Co-Chairperson

Head of Fast News at News24

Dunisani Ntsanwisi

Community Media Chairperson

Association of Independent Publishers 

Glenda Daniels

Diversity and Ethics Chairperson

Associate Professor in Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand

Monica Laganparsad

Diversity and Ethics Deputy Chairperson

News Editor at New Frame

Tshamano Makhadi

Education and Training Chairperson

Broadcasting Journalism Lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology

Adriaan Basson

Fundraising Chairperson 

Editor-in-Chief at News24

Reg Rumney

Fundraising Deputy Chairperson 

Director of the South African Reserve Bank Centre for Economics Journalism

Mary Papayya

Acting Media Freedom Chairperson

Pieter du Toit

Media Freedom Deputy Chairperson

Assistant Editor at News24

Other Council Members

Amina Frense

Chairperson at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism 

Angie Kapelianis

National Radio Current Affairs Editor at SABC

Asanda Ngoasheng

Sussex Rights and Justice Centre – Research Associate


Information and Media Regulatory Expert

Portia Kobue

Freelance Journalist


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