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2019 Nat Nakasa Awards 

Sanef celebrated courageous journalism through hosting its annual Nat Nakasa awards on Saturday, 22 June at The Venue Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. The Head of the Investigations Directorate at the National Prosecuting Agency (NPA), advocate Hermione  Cronje 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

2019 Annual General Meeting 

Sanef held its annual general meeting on Saturday 22 June 2019 at the Media24 offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Sanef council noted a number of disturbing trends in our industry including the erosion of public trust, the decline of editorial independence due to a number of issues including the encroachment of media owners and shrinking newsrooms linked to large scale retrenchments. Read more

2019 Election Workshops 

Sanef has rolled out elections workshops in all nine provinces focusing on elections coverage, ethics and how to deal with disinformation. View the Sanef elections portal 

2018 Council Meeting 

Sanef held its final council meeting on Saturday 24 November 2018 at the Media24 video conference facilities in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.  Read the council resolutions

41st Anniversary of Black Wednesday

Sanef commemorated the 41st anniversary of Black Wednesday on Friday, 19 October 2018 at the Emoyeni Conference Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg. Read more

2018 Glass Ceiling Launch 

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

2018 Annual General Meeting

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

2018 Nat Nakasa Awards

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

2018 SANEF engagement with the President

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.

2017 SANEF at High Court defending Media Freedom

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

2016 SANEF Celebrating 20 Years

Sanef founded in October 20, 1996, by the Black Editors Forum and the Conference of Editors celebrated its 20th anniversary held at Emoyeni Estate on October 26, 2016.

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