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Event Management Tender Notice for SANEF’s Independent Media Ethics and Credibility Inquiry Conference and Ethics Campaign  

Event Management Tender Notice for SANEF’s Independent Media Ethics and Credibility Inquiry Conference and Ethics Campaign


The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is one of the most influential groupings in South Africa. It consists of title editors and senior journalists operating in print, broadcasting and digital mainstream at national as well as some regional and community media levels. It also serves media trainers and academics from major journalism departments and training institutes in the country.

SANEF’s vision is to promote the quality and ethics of journalism, to reflect the diversity of South Africa, and to champion freedom of expression.

SANEF would like to invite event management companies and individuals to bid to manage the following one-day conference and ethics campaign:


SANEF launched an Inquiry into media ethics and credibility in June 2019. We appointed an independent panel chaired by retired Judge Kathleen Satchwell with panelists, Nikiwe Bikitsha and Rich Mkhondo. Please see a link to the terms of reference https://sanef.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Terms-of-reference-June-2019.pdf. The panel will present their findings to SANEF at the beginning of June 2020. The report will be debated and an action plan drafted. This action plan will then be adopted at a SANEF Ethics and Credibility Conference that has been planned for 15 October 2020. Please see the SANEF website for more background information https://sanef.org.za/media-ethics-and-credibility-inquiry/.

Two hundred guests will be invited. It will be a one-day conference held in Johannesburg on Thursday 15 October 2020.


Tender document

Prospective companies and individuals should submit a document that contains the following:

  1. Name of company/individual and contact details including company registration and ID numbers of representatives;
  2. Profile and references;
  3. Outline of how the company/individual would approach:
  • The marketing of Judge Satchwell’s media ethics and credibility report to ensure that all major media industry players and other stakeholders (including government and business) are aware of the report and feel encouraged to debate and submit their views to the SANEF office.
  • Assist the SANEF office in compiling an action plan using the report and submissions;
  • Assist the SANEF office to invite speakers and guests to the conference;
  • Assist with drafting of the conference programme; and
  • Organize all logistics connected to the conference.
  1. Detailed budgets for the ethics campaign leading up to the conference and detailed budgets for all the costs associated with the one-day conference.

Contact details for submission

Date of final submission: 25 March 2020

Office Administrator, South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF)

Email: [email protected]; website: www.sanef.org.za


Please note the decision of the SANEF Management Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful bidders.