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More journ job losses as Primedia Group starts retrenching

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is concerned by the ongoing waves of retrenchments at media houses countrywide, the latest to be announced being at Primedia Group, which has 786 full-time employees, including 323 at the largest division, Primedia Broadcasting (947, 702, KFM, CapeTalk and Eye Witness News). The media group hasn’t announced how […]

Journalism under severe financial threat — SANEF

During the coronavirus pandemic, the news media has never been more important — and yet it is under severe threat. This is according to the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF), which commemorated World Press Freedom Day on Sunday, 3 May 2020, under covid-19 level four lockdown in South Africa. Comments SANEF in a press […]

Tenders: SANEF’s ethics campaign

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) would like to invite event management companies and individuals to bid to manage the following one-day conference and ethics campaign: Background SANEF launched an inquiry into media ethics and credibility in June 2019. It appointed an independent panel chaired by retired Judge Kathleen Satchwell with panelists, Nikiwe Bikitsha […]

Sanef appoints new executive director

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has announced the appointment of experienced media scholar, researcher and activist, Dr Kate Skinner, as executive director. Skinner has over 20 years’ experience in the media industry, including chairing the board of the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI), as a director of Kagiso educational television and, most recently. […]

Mondli Makhanya new editor of City Press

Media24 has announced the appointment of Mondli Makhanya as editor of City Press as of Monday, 1 August 2016. This follows the announcement in June that Ferial Haffajee had decided to step down from the post to join Bloomberg. Makhanya, who had been editor-at-large of City Press up until this point, has been in the […]

SABC suspends senior journalists #Censorship

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) is shocked by the suspension of three senior SABC journalists. Economics editor Thandeka Gqubule, RSG executive producer Foeta Krige and senior journalist Suna Venter have been suspended for disagreeing with an instruction during a diary conference not to cover the Right2Know (R2K) campaign’s protest against censorship at the […]

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