Upcoming events

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

Past Events

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:
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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

Meet the Editor: Elle’s Emilie Gambade

Venue:Codebridge, Newlands, CPT
Contact person:
Contact email:safrearsvp@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Thursday, October 29 2015 at 6:30 PM
Ends:Thursday, October 29 2015 at 9:00 PM
 

Meet Safrea’s special guest speaker Emilie Gambade, editor of Elle, on Thursday, 29 October, 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m., at Codebridge, Newlands. 

Managing social media for clients

Venue:Codebridge, Newlands, CPT
Contact person:Safrea WC
Contact email:safrearsvp@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Tuesday, September 29 2015 at 6:30 PM
Ends:Tuesday, September 29 2015 at 9:00 PM
 

Learn how to wow current and future clients with social media savvy on Tuesday, 29 September, 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m., at Codebridge, Newlands, Cape Town. 

Self Publishing - David Henderson

Venue:PRETORIA CENTRE FOR WORK-BASED LEARNING. SUIT F4A HATFIELD PLAZA TOWERS (SOUTH TOWER). 1122 BURNETT STREET. HATFIELD
Contact person:Leon Laubscer
Contact email:gautengn@safrea.co.za
Contact phone number:+27720991434
Starts:Thursday, September 17 2015 at 10:30 AM
Ends:Thursday, September 17 2015 at 1:00 PM
 

Learn the road to self publishing with David Henderson of www.MyEBook.co.za

Know Your Copyrights: Safrea event 27 August

Venue:Codebridge, Newlands, CPT
Contact person:
Contact email:safrearsvp@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Thursday, August 27 2015 at 6:30 PM
Ends:Thursday, August 27 2015 at 9:00 PM
 

Safrea Western Cape unpacks what freelancers need to know about copyright on Thursday, 27 August, 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m., at Codebridge, Newlands.

Meet The Ubuntu Girl

Venue:Hotel Verde, Cape Town
Contact person:Safrea WC
Contact email:safrearsvp@gmail.com
Contact phone number:0743336722
Starts:Wednesday, July 29 2015 at 6:30 PM
Ends:Wednesday, July 29 2015 at 8:30 PM
 

WC Safrea welcomes Sonja Kruse, author of “The uBuntu Girl,” on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, at 6:30 for 7:00 (or earlier if you want a tour; see below), at Verde Hotel near the airport.

Freelancing Tips and Tales From The Trenches – Gus Silber

Venue:IAJ
Contact person:Hagen Engler
Contact email:hagen@hagenshouse.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Wednesday, July 15 2015 at 9:30 AM
Ends:Wednesday, July 15 2015 at 12:00 PM
 

One of South Africa's most successful and respected freelance writers and journalists, Gus Silber, will share advice, insights and some stories from his years in the game at the next Safrea Gauteng South event.

 

Content Marketing for Freelancers

Venue:Codebridge, Newlands, CPT
Contact person:Safrea WC
Contact email:safrearsvp@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Thursday, June 25 2015 at 6:30 PM
Ends:Thursday, June 25 2015 at 10:00 PM
 

Safrea Western Cape welcomes content marketing specialist Vince Love and Pecha Kucha Cape Town team leader Dave Cotton, on Thursday, 25 June, 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m., at Codebridge, Newlands, Cape Town.

Behind the Scenes with Carte Blanche Producer Mike Duffett

Venue:Codebridge, Newlands, CPT
Contact person:Safrea WC
Contact email:safrearsvp@gmail.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Thursday, May 28 2015 at 6:30 PM
Ends:Thursday, May 28 2015 at 9:00 PM
 

Safrea Westen Cape welcomes Carte Blanche Producer Mike Duffett, Thursday, 28 May, 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m., at Codebridge, Newlands, Cape Town.

For his talk with Safrea, MIke will play a few interesting video clips from programmes he’s done, and will open up discussion on key issues such as ethics, legal issues, crossing the line, handling sensitive stories, and, importantly, our role as journalists in tackling key issues of corruption, violence, and intimidation faced by fellow South Africans.

RSVP to: safrearsvp@gmail.com

Safrea WC AGM

Venue:Codebridge, Newlands
Contact person:Gareth Griffiths
Contact email:garethgriffiths.imaging@gmail.com
Contact phone number:0729050252
Starts:Wednesday, April 08 2015 at 6:15 PM
Ends:Wednesday, April 08 2015 at 8:00 PM
 

Safrea Western Cape region will hold its annual general meeting on 8th April in Newlands at Codebridge. 

While the formalities of the AGM will be quickly dispatched, the actual meeting looks to be an interesting one with a technology focused presentation by  local experts on data journalism, Code4SA. Data tools for journalists.

See http://code4sa.org/

 

Toby Shapshak on Trends in Publishing

Venue:Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, Cedar Avenue, Richmond, Johannesburg
Contact person:Hagen Engler
Contact email:Hagen@hagenshouse.com
Contact phone number:
Starts:Tuesday, November 25 2014 at 9:30 AM
Ends:Tuesday, November 25 2014 at 12:00 PM
 

Toby Shapshak will talk on Trends in Publishing at the next Safrea Gauteng South event.

TIFFANY MARKMAN ON SARS, CONTRACTS AND HOW TO INVOICE CLIENTS

Venue:Satori Restaurant, 61 4th Avenue, Linden
Contact person:Sue Charlton
Contact email:sjc@worldonline.co.za
Contact phone number:082 579 4263
Starts:Wednesday, November 05 2014 at 12:00 PM
Ends:Wednesday, November 05 2014 at 2:30 PM
 

Tiffany Markman is a copywriter, editor, proofreader, writing skills trainer and a published non-fiction author who will speak on some of the specific challenges facing freelancers in business today.

SAFREA WC PRESENTS THE BUSINESS OF FREELANCING

Venue:6 Spin Street Cape Town
Contact person:Caryn Gootkin
Contact email:inotherwordscg@gmail.com
Contact phone number:084 703 0777
Starts:Tuesday, September 30 2014 at 6:00 PM
Ends:Tuesday, September 30 2014 at 9:00 PM
 

We've listened to you and are very excited to announce the line-up for our panel on The Business of Freelancing on 30 September.

We've pitched the evening in such a way that everyone, from our newest student members to our most seasoned freelancers, will leave with creative ideas to implement in making their own freelance business more efficient and profitable. And I challenge any one of you to deny that you could benefit from a little fine-tuning ...

Here are the details. Please feel free to invite anyone you think may benefit - non-members will pay R40.

Safrea is a Registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 114-297).
PBO 930049795