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SANEF’s Ngalwa Appointed to Africa Editors Forum Executive

  • Sibusiso Ngalwa of SANEF has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Africa Editors Forum, highlighting South Africa's influence in shaping the continental media landscape.
  • His appointment comes at a critical time for the media sector, emphasizing the need for collaboration among African media practitioners to address challenges such as fake news and declining revenues.
  • The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) recognizes SANEF's significant contributions to press freedom and ethical journalism in South Africa, underscoring the importance of Ngalwa's appointment in promoting media freedom on a broader scale.
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Miriam Matoma


In a significant stride for South African journalism, the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) extends its warm congratulations to Sibusiso Ngalwa, the current Chairperson of the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF), on his recent appointment to the Executive Committee of the Africa Editors Forum. This appointment not only marks a personal achievement for Ngalwa but also highlights the growing recognition of South Africa’s role in shaping the media landscape across the African continent.

Amidst the myriad challenges facing the media sector, including the proliferation of fake news and dwindling revenues, Ngalwa’s elevation to the Africa Editors Forum Executive Committee assumes paramount importance. It underscores the imperative for editors and media practitioners across the continent to collaborate in safeguarding the integrity of journalism and advancing media freedom.

The Africa Editors Forum serves as a vital platform for fostering dialogue among media professionals and tackling the pressing challenges confronting the media industry throughout Africa. The GCIS acknowledges the pivotal role played by SANEF in championing press freedom, upholding ethical journalism standards, and advocating for media plurality within South Africa.

Nomonde Mnukwa, Acting Director-General of GCIS, emphasized the belief that Ngalwa’s participation in the Africa Editors Forum Executive Committee will bolster efforts to promote the values of media freedom on a broader scale. Mnukwa further highlighted the significance of a free and responsible press in nurturing a vibrant democracy, underscoring Ngalwa’s appointment as a testament to SANEF’s unwavering professionalism and dedication to journalistic principles.

South Africa stands at the forefront of the media landscape in Africa, with SANEF playing a pivotal role in shaping the discourse and upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Ngalwa’s appointment to the Africa Editors Forum Executive Committee not only amplifies South Africa’s voice within continental media circles but also signifies a collaborative endeavor towards strengthening media freedoms and fostering synergies among African media organizations.

As South Africa navigates the evolving media landscape, characterized by technological advancements and shifting consumer behaviors, Ngalwa’s presence on the Africa Editors Forum Executive Committee augurs well for the future of journalism in the country and the broader African continent. It is a testament to South Africa’s commitment to promoting a vibrant and pluralistic media ecosystem that serves as a cornerstone of democracy.

In conclusion, Sibusiso Ngalwa’s appointment to the Africa Editors Forum Executive Committee is a cause for celebration, reflecting South Africa’s prowess in journalism and its commitment to advancing media freedom across Africa. The GCIS extends its best wishes to Ngalwa as he embarks on this new chapter, confident in his ability to contribute meaningfully to the collective efforts aimed at strengthening the media landscape across the continent.

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Miriam Matoma

Miriam is a freelance writer, she covers economics and government news for Rateweb. You can contact her on: Email: miriam@rateweb.co.za Twitter: @MatomaMiriam