SANEF warns against unsubstantiated allegations against journalist

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has noted the debate about the role of the media in peddling falsehoods and discrediting certain anti-apartheid activists. This debate has erupted as we mourn the death of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.  In the...

SANEF condemns the harassment of Jacques Pauw

The South African National Editors’ (SANEF) notes with alarm an event that unfolded yesterday afternoon and evening that threatened media freedom. Investigative journalist and author, Jacques Pauw, had his house raided by a terrorist-fighting ‘Crimes against the...

Africa in politics: reviewing 2017, forecasting 2018

Africa did well at the ballot in 2017. 2018 promises to be a different kettle of fish. Just consider the countries where elections are lined up By Bob Wekesa Five presidential elections defined the African political map in 2017: Somalia (February), Rwanda (August),...

ANC’s Pule Mabe intimidates SABC journalists

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has noted that the ANC’s new spokesperson Pule Mabe has been critical of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) coverage of a dissident group claiming to be ANC and SACP members, calling themselves the...

Press Council appoints Latiefa Mobara as new executive director

The Press Council of South Africa (PCSA) announced the appointment of Latiefa Mobara as its Executive Director. Mobara takes over from veteran journalist Joe Thloloe, whose term of office ends at the end of February. Joe Latakgomo, another veteran journalist with over...