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SANEF to present at the Competition Commission’s MDPMI

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01 March 2024

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) will on Monday morning make an oral presentation to the Media and Digital Platforms Market Inquiry (MDPMI), initiated by the Competition Commission of South Africa (Commission).

The hearing will be at the Commission’s offices in Sunnyside, Tshwane.

SANEF has been invited by the Commission after submitting a series of written submissions during the Inquiry process.

SANEF’s presentation will touch on:

  • Constitutional rights and access to credible news​
  • Trends in news media and revenue generation for news media​
  • Consumer choice and the participation of SMEs and HDPs in the online distribution of news​
  • The impact of mis- and disinformation​
  • Additional matters, including transparency and AI

Details of the Presentation

Where: Department of Trade, Industry and Competition Campus, Block D, 77 Meintjies St, Sunnyside, Tshwane

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

After the Q&A session (12:00 – 1:00 pm), Sbu Ngalwa, Guy Berger, and SANEF’s legal representative, Michael Power, will be available for interviews.

The hearing will be open to the public and live-streamed by the Commission.

Note to Editors:

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is a non-profit organisation whose members are editors, senior journalists, and journalism trainers from all areas of South African media. We are committed to championing South Africa’s hard-won freedom of expression and promoting quality, ethics, and diversity in the South African media. We promote excellence in journalism through fighting for media freedom, writing policy submissions, research, and education and training programmes. SANEF is not a union.

For more information please contact:

Sbu Ngalwa – SANEF Chairperson (073) 404-1415

Nwabisa Makunga – SANEF Deputy Chairperson (082) 555-1972

Qaanitah Hunter – SANEF Secretary-General

Tshamano Makhadi – Treasurer-General (082) 223 0621

Makhudu Sefara – SANEF Media Freedom Chair (079) 177-2134

Judy Sandison – SANEF KZN Convenor (082) 571-3334

Dr. Glenda Daniels – SANEF Gauteng Convenor (083) 229-9708

Rochelle De Kock – SANEF Eastern Cape Convenor (072) 969-8028

Reggy Moalusi – SANEF Executive Director (071) 682-3695

Twitter: @SAEditorsForum

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.sanef.org.za