SANEF mourns death of world famous photojournalist Sam Nzima

Masana Samuel ‘Sam’ Nzima was born in 1934 in the rural village of Lilydale in Mpumalanga near Bushbuckridge. He later moved to Johannesburg to seek work. He got his first lucky break as a photojournalist on the World newspaper where he started as a freelancer and...

Launch of UNESCO study at UN headquarters

On 3 May 2018, to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations will launch the UNESCO study on World Trends of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, led for Wits by Dr Iginio Gagliardone, and produced in collaboration with the University of Oxford and...

World leaders in South Africa for historic media summit

World leaders and researchers of media management and media business meet in South Africa for a four-day summit starting on Sunday to take a critical look at threats and opportunities for a sustainable African and global media industry and to map out the ingredients...

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...