South African National Editors' Forum

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is a South African-based non-profit membership organisation for editors, senior journalists and journalism trainers.[2][3] The SANEF supports South African journalism through a number of activities ranging from public statements supporting media freedom, running training programs for journalists, writing policy submissions to government, to sponsoring and conducting research into the state of the media in South Africa. The SANEF runs the annual Nat Nakasa award that recognises media practitioners that have improved South African journalism.[1][4]

South African National Editors' Forum
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EstablishedOctober 1996; 25 years ago (1996-10)
MissionPromoting quality, ethics and diversity in the South African media.
Focusmedia freedom
policy submissions
media research
education and training programmes
ChairSbu Ngalwa (2021)
Members190 (2006)[1]
Address7 Quince Street
Location, , ,

The SANEF was founded following the merger of the predominantly black South African Black Editors’ Forum and the predominantly white South African Conference of Editors in 1996, two years after South Africa's first post apartheid elections.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Barratt, Elizabeth; Berger, Guy; Irwin, Shahn (2006). "Part of the story: 10 years of the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF)". South African Academic Libraries System. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  2. ^ "South African National Editors Forum Archives". Ethical Journalism Network. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  3. ^ "SANEF website homepage". SANEF | Protecting Media Freedom. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  4. ^ "Nat Nakasa » SANEF | Protecting Media Freedom". SANEF | Protecting Media Freedom. Retrieved 2021-01-06.