The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has announced that in conjunction with the Social Justice Initiative (SJI), it is now inviting applications for a second round of emergency funding for journalists who have lost their livelihoods as a direct result of the Covid-19 national disaster. In our first round we received 320 applications and 227 journalists were selected for payments. Journalists received a small donation of R5000 to purchase necessities like food and clothing.
“SANEF is happy to announce that round two is now open. We call on all on everyone to spread the word,” it said. In terms of the criteria the following people can apply: Practising journalists who have not received retrenchment packages, freelance or contract journalists who have been retrenched or had their contracts cancelled from the date of implementation of the national lockdown on 26 March 2020 and thereafter as a result of Covid 19. Photographers, print, broadcast and multimedia journalists are all included.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 30 September 2020. Please see a link to the application form: Application form_emergency funding_September 2020_final