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Moses Moyo

The South African National Editors’ Forum is excited to introduce a new award for the community media industry, the Moses Moyo Award, in memory of the late community media journalist Moses Moyo who passed away in October 2018. He was the founder of the popular Inner City Gazette and a long standing, SANEF council member. He was deeply passionate and committed to strengthening media freedom.

The Moses Moyo Award recognizes any community media practitioner – journalist, editor, manager or owner – who has:

  • Shown bravery in covering issues that affect South African communities;
  • Displayed commitment to strengthening the community media industry; and
  • Shown dedication to ensuring the sustainability of community media and bringing to the fore challenges facing this section of the industry.


Please send your nominations and motivations to The closing date for nominations is Friday, 31 May 2019.

The ceremony for the Moses Moyo Award for brave and courageous journalism will be held at the Nat Nakasa Award gala dinner on Saturday 22 June 2019.

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Deadline for Submissions to the Independent Inquiry into Media Ethics and Credibility Extended

SANEF has launched an Inquiry into Media Ethics with a panel of commissioners headed by retired judge Kathleen Satchwell, including panellists Nikiwe Bikitsha and Rich Mkhondo. The aim of the Inquiry is to investigate what went wrong with some of our journalism in recent years and how we can strengthen it so that trust and alliances between us and the public can be built. If you are aware of any ethical breaches, evidence of capture of journalists by their sources, capture of publications or media houses, bribery of journalists or any other issues linked to credibility or ethics, including examples of best practice journalism, please contact the panel via the following email address:
Please note the deadline for written submissions is 31 January 2020. Submissions can be sent to the same email address. There is no specific format for submissions but please back all your claims with evidence and facts and ensure that you include your contact details.
Click here for a link to the terms of reference of the Inquiry.