Upcoming events

SAFREA Western Cape Presents: Using Drones and News Tech to Produce Kick-Ass Content

Venue:6 Spin Street, Cape Town
Contact person:Cherry Gammelin
Contact email:gammelinc@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Tuesday, June 13 2017 at 6:00 PM
Ends:Tuesday, June 13 2017 at 8:00 PM
 

Chris Roper, from Code4Africa speaks about how technology – from data journalism, to analytics and drone devices – can give your freelance content a serious edge. 

SAFREA Western Cape Presents: Legal and Tax for Freelancers

Venue:6 Spin Street, Cape Town
Contact person:Cherry Gammelin
Contact email:gammelinc@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Thursday, May 11 2017 at 6:00 PM
Ends:Thursday, May 11 2017 at 8:00 PM
 

Legal and tax issues affect all freelancers, but many don't know where to begin in protecting themselves and their work. In fact, the first place to start is with a contract. Eitan Stern, director of Legalese, covers the basis of contract law in SA.

 

Past Events

SAFREA Western Cape Presents: The #FakeNews Phenomenon

Venue:6 Spin Street, Cape Town
Contact person:Cherry Gammelin
Contact email:gammelinc@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Thursday, March 23 2017 at 6:00 PM
Ends:Thursday, March 23 2017 at 8:00 PM
 

From Trump in the US to Guptagate in SA, fake news is everywhere, and the impact isn't pretty - it damages credibility, drives misinformation and alienates young people. 

Join SAFREA as we discuss #fakenews in South Africa and abroad, and how media professionals can buck the trend. 

RSVP: Here

Safrea Gauteng South presents ‘Can Freelancing Survive – and will You?’

Venue:The Graft Yard, Randburg
Contact person:Clive Lotter
Contact email:clive.lotter@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Saturday, March 04 2017 at 12:00 PM
Ends:Saturday, March 04 2017 at 2:00 PM
 

At our forthcoming event, we feature grizzled Safrean and wordsmith, Clive Lotter. He will be talking about the future of freelancing - and how to survive.

Freelancing is much bigger than an opt-out – or forced choice. It’s the most fundamental shift in work since the Industrial Revolution. Freelancers must move quickly to protect it, otherwise we will continue being battered to the bottom of the earnings ladder.

SAFREA Gauteng North Presents: February Social Event

Venue:Blue Crane Restaurant (Bird hide)
Contact person:Nalene de Klerk
Contact email:nalenedk@hotmail.com
Contact phone number:079 664 7848
Starts:Tuesday, February 28 2017 at 6:30 PM
Ends:Tuesday, February 28 2017 at 9:00 PM
 

You are invited to the SAFREA Gauteng North February social event!

SAFREA KZN presents: A Networking Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Events

Venue:Blue Zoo
Contact person:Lois Kuhle
Contact email:loisk@telkomsa.net
Contact phone number:
Starts:Tuesday, February 14 2017 at 8:30 AM
Ends:Tuesday, February 14 2017 at 11:00 AM
 

SAFREA KZN presents its first 2017 meeting to discuss upcoming events! Everyone is welcome.

SAFREA KZN Presents: Personal Branding for Freelancers

Venue:The Benjamin Hotel, Florida Road, Durban
Contact person:Sheetal Cross
Contact email:info@sheetalcross.com
Contact phone number:072 030 7659
Starts:Monday, November 14 2016 at 8:30 AM
Ends:Monday, November 14 2016 at 11:00 AM
 

KZN is excited to host Simon Grainger, a highly successful strategist, specialising in Brand Management.

Gauteng South Presents: Dave Henderson on Entrepreneurship

Venue:Brazen Head (in Sandton)
Contact person:Clive Lotter
Contact email:gauteng@safrea.co.za
Contact phone number:
Starts:Saturday, November 26 2016 at 12:00 PM
Ends:Saturday, November 26 2016 at 1:30 PM
 

Entrepreneurship – Freelancing on steroids, How to maximise your productivity and sales as a freelancer

SAFREA Gauteng North Networking Event

Venue:The Place, Menlyn Retail, 1 Lois Ave, Pretoria, 0001 (across from Menlyn)
Contact person:Nalene de Klerk
Contact email: nalenedk@hotmail.com
Contact phone number:079 664 7848
Starts:Monday, November 07 2016 at 6:00 PM
Ends:Monday, November 07 2016 at 8:00 PM
 

 

You are invited to the SAFREA Gauteng North networking! Photographer Peter Morey will be talking about the success of his business - from where he started to how he got to where he is today.

 

SAFREA KZN Presents: Making Sense of Social Media

Venue:The Benjamin Hotel, Florida Road, DBN
Contact person:Sheetal Cross
Contact email:info@sheetalcross.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Tuesday, October 18 2016 at 8:30 AM
Ends:Tuesday, October 18 2016 at 11:00 AM
 

SAFREA KZN is excited to host Ann Druce, highly successful strategist, specialising in content marketing. Learn how to use social selling to build your network and your credibility with great effect.

WC Presents: #PitchThisStory Event in Langa

Venue: Ikhaya Le Langa
Contact person:Laura Rawden
Contact email:wc@safrea.co.za
Contact phone number:
Starts:Sunday, October 30 2016 at 10:00 AM
Ends:Sunday, October 30 2016 at 12:00 PM
 
Spend a Sunday in Langa!   Join SAFREA WC at their #PitchThisStory event in the morning, and stay for the Open Streets festival happening right next door.

Gauteng North presents: Tiffany Markman's practical tips for being a successful freelancer

Venue:The Place, 1 Lois Ave, Pretoria, 0001 (across from Menlyn)
Contact person:Nalene de Klerk
Contact email: nalenedk@hotmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Friday, September 30 2016 at 12:00 PM
Ends:Friday, September 30 2016 at 2:00 PM
 

Tiffany Markman, SAFREA member and 12-year freelancing veteran and copywriter, will visit Gauteng North on 30 September to share her wisdom and experience in the industry. 

Gauteng South Presents Video Production 101

Venue:The Brazen Head, Sandton
Contact person:
Contact email:gauteng@safrea.co.za
Contact phone number:
Starts:Saturday, October 01 2016 at 1:00 PM
Ends:Saturday, October 01 2016 at 3:00 PM
 

Our Gauteng branch is hosting their next event on video production. Join them as guest speaker Paul Mills covers tips and tricks for capturing great video on film and smartphones. 

Eastern Cape Event: The Panama Papers

Venue:PE Golf Club
Contact person:Ingrid Olivier
Contact email:ingridolivier@idotwrite.co.za
Contact phone number:082 657 6530
Starts:Saturday, September 10 2016 at 10:00 AM
Ends:Saturday, September 10 2016 at 12:00 PM
 

Join us in discussing the largest information leak in history.... The Panama Papers

WC Event Insta-Famous: Social Media & Blogging

Venue:6 Spin Street, Cape Town
Contact person:Laura Rawden
Contact email:laura@locomedia.co.za
Contact phone number:
Starts:Thursday, August 18 2016 at 5:30 PM
Ends:Thursday, August 18 2016 at 7:30 PM
 

SAFREA is proud to introduce three leading online influencers, who will join us at the Western Cape branch event in Cape Town to share their inspirational stories.

Getting Books Published

Venue:BEESA Group Offices, 5 Sherbourne Road, Parktown
Contact person:Clive Lotter
Contact email:gauteng@safrea.co.za
Contact phone number:0829203731
Starts:Wednesday, July 13 2016 at 10:00 AM
Ends:Wednesday, July 13 2016 at 11:30 AM
 

Join Gauteng South as we welcome Hagen Engler, author of recently launched “In the Maid’s Room,” on Wednesday, 13 July 2015, at 9.30 for 10am at the BEESA Group Offices in Parktown.

Our featured speaker, Hagen Engler, will share his learnings from over 20 years as a publisher, editor, ghostwriter, co-writer and author.

He'll discuss self-publishing, publishing for and with others, getting published by established publishers and how to make it work for all concerned.

Hagen has extensive exposure in books, magazines, and newspapers. He was editor of FHM magazine and has published about 12 books. 

Nechama Brodie at Safrea!

Venue:EES-Siyakha
Contact person:Hagen Engler
Contact email:hagen@hagenshouse.com
Contact phone number:0828255272
Starts:Wednesday, March 30 2016 at 9:30 AM
Ends:Wednesday, March 30 2016 at 12:00 PM
 

Next week, Safrea Gauteng South welcomes one of the most respected independent freelancers in the game. Nechama Brodie has worked as a hard-news reporter and feature writer, authored several books – including the acclaimed Joburg Book – and now works at independent fact-checking organisation Africa Check, as their head of training and research. 

Nechama, who is also completing a masters degree in journalism, will talk about how fact-checking can totally transform your journalism process, why digital journalism and data journalism should never be confused, and about the growing number of free data and fact-checking resources available to writers and reporters, and anyone who works in media and communications.  

SAFREA - Gauteng North Info/Training Session

Venue:The PLace
Contact person:Leon Laubscher
Contact email:film@magnification.co.za
Contact phone number:0720991434
Starts:Thursday, March 03 2016 at 6:00 PM
Ends:Thursday, March 03 2016 at 8:30 PM
 

You've seen the great promotional videos on YouTube.
You've been caught "wasting time" watching viral videos.
Now you want to know how to get your story out there.

Arthur Goldstuck: Freelance Adventures in Instagram

Venue:EES-Siyakha, 5 Sherborne Road, Parktown, Jhb
Contact person:Melissa Davidson
Contact email:melissa@axxess.co.za
Contact phone number:0834698909
Starts:Wednesday, February 10 2016 at 9:30 AM
Ends:Wednesday, February 10 2016 at 12:00 PM
 

SAFREA Gauteng South is starting the year with a fantastic guest speaker, our very own Arthur Goldstuck. (If you don't know who he is, Google him already!)

Arthur will be sharing his experiences as a successful freelancer in a talk with the intriguing title, Freelance Adventures in Instagram.

Environmental journo John Yeld speaks to WC

Venue:Ikhaya Lodge, 8 Wandel St, CPT
Contact person:
Contact email:safrearsvp@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Thursday, January 28 2016 at 6:30 PM
Ends:Thursday, January 28 2016 at 9:00 PM
 

Meet Safrea WC’s special guest environmental journalist John Yeld, on Thursday, 28 January, 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m., at Ikhaya Lodge. *Note the change of venue.*

Gauteng South Social!

Venue:Southern Sun Hotel, Hyde Park
Contact person:Melissa Davidson
Contact email:melissa@axxess.co.za
Contact phone number:0834698909
Starts:Friday, December 11 2015 at 3:00 PM
Ends:Friday, December 11 2015 at 5:00 PM
 

This is our last event for the year and a chance to get an informal update on SAFREA activities on a national level.

Come along for the great views, vibe and, of course, vriendskap.

We hope to see you there! Please email melissa@axxess.co.za to let us know if you're coming.

SAFREA WC December Gathering

Venue:Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town
Contact person:
Contact email:
Contact phone number:
Starts:Thursday, December 03 2015 at 6:00 PM
Ends:Thursday, December 03 2015 at 11:00 PM
 

SAFREA WC December Gathering

Date: Thursday, 3rd December

Time: 6:00 for 6:30 pm

Venue: Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street, Cape Town

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