Sanef launched an in-depth research study on gender issues in the media industry – “Glass Ceilings: Women in South African media houses” on Friday, 19 October 2018 at the Emoyeni Confrence Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg. The research is a joint project between SANEF and Gender Links, funded by the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA). Read the report
Sanef held its annual general meeting on Saturday 23 June 2018 at the Primedia Broadcasting offices in Sandton, Johannesburg. New leadership was elected to represent Sanef. Read more
Following the AGM, in the evening Sanef celebrated courageous journalism through hosting its annual Nat Nakasa awards at the Randlords, South Point Towers in Johannesburg. The Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng delivered a keynote speech about the Importance of Courageous Free Media in Exposing and Holding Power to Account. The award recognises any media practitioner – journalist, editor, manager or owner – who has shown exceptional integrity and courage in their work. Read more
President Cyril Ramaphosa met with Sanef’s editors and senior journalists for a briefing to mark his 100th day in office, held in Cape Town on Thursday, 24 May 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to encourage the Presidency to have regular engagements with the media.
Sanef members defending Media Freedom against the Black First Land First (BLF) movement at the High Court in Johannesburg.
On July 7, 2017, the High Court granted an order to Sanef and 11 journalists, interdicting BLF and Andile Mngxitama from harassing, threatening, intimidating, or coming to the homes of any of these journalists, or from threatening them on social media. Read more